Builder: Kolter Urban
Architect: SB Architects
Interior Designer: Charleston Bay Interiors
Photographer: Bos Images
For a pair of active and adventurous married retirees, a condominium overlooking Bayshore Boulevard and the blue bay is a dream realized. It’s what Jen Kravchuk’s clients presented to her in 2022. The 2160-square-foot 2-bedroom 3-bathroom skyward home was a blank canvas for their vision — bold, elevated, Florida design that would delight guests with color, texture and unexpected objects d’art.
The pair worked with Kravchuk to develop a design concept they termed Havana Modern, an ode to the area’s historic Cuban origins. Inside, Cuba’s rich history is on display, including subtle influences by the Taíno Indians, European, African and Chinese inhabitants of the island nation. Cuba’s love of early 20th century modernism throughout.
“A lot of clients these days desire clean simple spaces with gray and white tones, plus accents of blues,” Kravchuk says. “This unit is far from that, it stands out because it is so unique. I love that these clients wanted color.”
The home is a welcome departure from the tendency toward muted neutrals and coastal palates. The color scheme makes use of teal, pinkish-red tomato, black, white and yellow. Whimsical touches play on cubism, art nouveau and art deco themes. Bold wallpapers, gold accents, geometric, stripes, palm leaves, florals, and textures abound. Step inside and you’ll be craving a Cohiba in no time.