Alex Rodriguez’s art-filled Florida house is a design triumph—and a sunny oasis for the New York Yankee and his daughters.
Photography: Björn Wallander | Author: Sam Cochranwww.architecturaldigest.com
At baseball star Alex Rodriguez’s home in Coral Gables, Florida, RH chaise longues face the wet-edge pool, while James Perse furniture occupies the adjacent barbecue cabana. Architecture firm Choeff Levy Fischman designed the residence, Briggs Edward Solomon handled the decoration, and Christopher Cawley Landscape Architecture helped revamp the grounds; the property was fitted with artificial grass to conserve water.
Rodriguez stands in the entrance hall with artworks by, from left, Adam McEwen, Dan Colen, and Theaster Gates; the light fixture is by Michael Anastassiades, the table is by B&B Italia, and the corner chair is by Rick Owens.
The living room’s blackened-steel panels make a rugged backdrop for a Keith Haring painting (left, above a Spark Modern Fires fireplace) and a Gérard Van Kal Mon sculpture from Holly Hunt; to the right is an Andy Warhol portrait of Jean-Michel Basquiat. The custom-made sofas are dressed in a cotton velvet from Brunschwig & Fils, and the vintage Milo Baughman chairs sport a Holland & Sherry cashmere. The Gabriella Crespi cocktail table and Pierre Cardin floor lamp are both vintage, and the angora carpet is by Woven Accents.
An evening view of the rear of the house. From left are the dining room, living room, entrance hall and bedroom wing.
Rodriguez and his daughters, Natasha (left) and Ella, gather in the kitchen. The matte-finish oak cabinetry by Italkraft is complemented by gleaming tile; the sink fittings are by Waterworks.
Paintings by Marilyn Minter (left) and Jean-Michel Basquiat (far right) energize the dining room, which is appointed with Cassina chairs and a table from Luminaire. The chandelier was custom made by Remains Lighting, and the cylindrical urns are by Rick Owens.
In the high-gloss office, a Florence Knoll pedestal table is grouped with Saarinen armchairs, all by Knoll, and a carpet by Diane von Furstenberg for the Rug Company; sconces from Flos flank Marco Ovando photographs.
The bar contains a Jonathan Horowitz artwork, at left, a multipanel television by Luxus AV, and an Eric Slayton concrete bench from Holly Hunt. A Jim Hunter sculpture is suspended near the Warren Platner lounge chairs and ottoman by Knoll; the wall unit and the Living Divani bench, at left, are from Luminaire.
Briggs Edward Solomon contrasted the bar’s polished-marble top with reclaimed-wood flooring in a herringbone pattern.
A battalion of beauty-leaf trees.
A Marsha Lega wall sculpture shines against a span of concrete in the master bedroom. Briggs Edward Solomon designed the walnut bed, which is joined by nightstands from Luminaire; the rug is by Woven Accents.
Ella and Natasha hang out on Natasha’s Anthropologie bed; the hide carpet is by the Rug Company.
A verdant view from the master suite.
A walnut-paneled guest room displays a large Adam McEwen work; the wall light is by Flos, and the Warren Platner side tables are by Knoll.
Rodriguez’s bath features Waterworks sink fittings mounted on a sheet of mirror, a vintage Senufo chair from Jalan Jalan Collection, and a Malayer carpet from Woven Accents.