The acclaimed athlete known as Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez has scored some more point in another field, this time a design triumph in South Florida, an incredible example of contemporary architecture with an extraordinary art collection.
Rodriguez invited Architectural Digest Magazine inside his private shelter and unveil that he started looking for real estate a few years ago for a private sanctuary. “Traveling as much as I do, what I really wanted was someplace peaceful, where I could rest and recover and be with my daughters,” Rodriguez. When he bought the lot, he recruited architecture firm Ralph Choeff and Paul Fischman, and the interior designer Briggs Edward Solomon.
“This house was the collaboration of a dream team,” says Rodriguez. ” Choeff, “Alex wanted to accentuate the indoor-outdoor feel.”The entryway with artworks by, Adam McEwen, Dan Colen, and Theaster Gates.
The black walls in the living room decor make the perfect backdrop for a Keith Haring painting and to the Andy Warhol portrait of Jean-Michel Basquiat. The sofas are in a cotton velvet and the vintage Milo Baughman chairs.
Artsy dining room, paintings by Marilyn Minter and Jean-Michel Basquiat complement with modern furniture choices.In dark mood office, a pedestal table with Saarinen armchairs, a Marco Ovando photographs.
Every room was design with an exclusive selection of iconic furniture design pieces. A Jonathan Horowitz artwork, a multi-television, an Eric Slayton concrete bench and a Warren Platner lounge chairs and ottoman.
The master bedroom reflects as well the contemporary design as the rest of the house.A Marsha Lega wall sculpture shines against a span of concrete in the master bedroom. For the guest room, no detail was overlooked, a walnut wall panel and a large Adam McEwen work add some personality to the room.
The outdoor spaces were designed as a continuation of the entertainment space inside of the home. Polished-marble top and wood flooring in a herringbone pattern for the bar provides the perfect spot to socialize.