I had a beautiful dinner the other night with award-winning garden writer Jack Staub and his partner, landscape, floral, and event designer Renny Reynolds, at their home near Palm Beach. Fellow guests included Lou Tyrell, artistic director of the Theater at Arts Garage; artist Kathleen Holmes; my husband, composer-lyricist Keith Gordon; and Paul Bernabeo and his husband David Cohen.
The house, which is on the Intracoastal Waterway at Point Manalapan, a small community on the southern tip of Hypoluxo Island, was featured in Elle Decor. It’s such a unique and interesting place, I thought I’d share the photos.
Renny Reynolds designed the reflecting-pool garden at his and Jack Staub’s house in Point Manalapan, near Palm Beach, Florida. Photograph by William Waldron
The view of the Intracoastal Waterway from the loggia. Photograph by William Waldron
Living room furniture includes 1940s armchairs by Paul T. Frankl. Photograph by William Waldron
The decoration of living room ceiling is an ongoing painting project by artist Claudia Funke, the cast-iron Buddha heads are 19th century, and the whimsical seashell mirror was made by Jack Staub. Photograph by William Waldron
Seating on the loggia includes a wicker day bed by Vladimir Kagan. Photograph by William Waldron
An antique Japanese screen on the dining room wall. Photograph by William Waldron
Chester the dog relaxes on an 18th-century chaise in the master bedroom. Photograph by William Waldron
Jack and Renny also run Hortulus Farm, a hundred acre, 18th-century farmstead and nursery operation in the beautiful, rolling hills of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. You can take a video tour of its stunning gardens here.