Design & Real Estate

Rockin’ Address

The much-anticipated Paramount Bay development has an interesting character at the heart of its design: rock star Lenny Kravitz. Kravitz is the founder of Kravitz Design Inc., the firm which has been brought in to create a fresh, invigorating aesthetic for the 47-story bayfront property. Public spaces boast luxury touches such as walnut and marble detailing, as well as stunning fountains and gardens. Paramount Bay will include over 340 residences, two pool decks, a movie screen and other amenities which add to its beach-meets-city style; 877.840.1346,

Virtual Look
We all know the value of home staging when selling a property. But filling a vacant space with appropriate furnishings can be beyond the reach of many sellers. Enter Virtually Staging Properties. This Atlanta-based company creates gorgeous, realistic photos of your property, digitally enhancing them to appear fully and elegantly furnished. It’s a fantastic and affordable way to make a great first impression; $225 for 3 photos; 877.949.9797,

“Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make.”
— Donald Trump

Bad Move
Ivan the Terrible really didn’t like the design of the famous St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow…so much so that he reportedly had the eyes of the architect who built it gouged out. Now that’s a bad review!




Don’t Jump
If you plan on diving off a tower, don’t do it in New York. The penalty for jumping off a structure more than 50 feet high without a permit is death. That is, if you managed to survive the fall.




Turn, Turn
Contrary to popular belief, revolving doors weren’t invented to keep horses from wandering into buildings. They primarily became popular because they helped keep the heat in.