Villa Joya, Florence - Tuscany Italy
This refined residence is the result of a collaboration between renowned American architect, Ike Isenhour and Mexican born, celebrated jewelry designer, Brenda Schoenfeld.
Aptly named Villa Joya – or “Jewel Estate” – this contemporary gem is nestled into the scenic Florentine hills only a 15-minute ride from the city center.
The once humble villa was painstakingly converted into a luxurious retreat filled with extraordinary details and every convenience.
It was designed with an emphasis on comfort, relaxation, refined luxury, and harmony.
"The secret to planning a common room is flexibility."
A beautiful table set with Emilia Castillo tableware can make your heart sing.
A most treasured view.
I see outdoor spaces as extensions of the home. I love to bring the inside out and the outside in.
By blurring the line between your home and its surroundings, you gain the positive healing powers of the natural world.
Your home feels like an intrinsic part of nature.
"Nature is master of the mix"
A retreat that enlights.
The pool area features chaise lounges by David Sutherland
and touches of Morocco.
"The kitchen is the creative center and emotional heart of a home."
Conjuring a fresh, fanciful and feminine take on traditional elegance.
J oya is an ideal place to be lost – and found – at the same time.
A fresh pied-à-terre in the heart of Florentine hills.
A perfect outdoor sanctuary
Wellness is a state of mind, a feeling from within.
It is promoted by the energy of our surroundings.
Literally and figuratively, the bedroom is the most private room in the home.
It is where our most intimate selves can emerge.
The bedroom is where we let our guard down.
Luxury must be comfortable or it is not luxury.
We are approximately 60 percent water. No wonder we love to bathe as we commune with our most important element.
Beautiful spaces cultivate beautiful minds.
Design inspired by the vitality of nature.
I go to nature to be soothed and healed and to fine tune my senses.
All are welcome, some will stay.
- Ike Isenhour
When many people her the word “sanctuary,” they think of a quiet, solitary space.
But sanctuaries can be rich and uplifting provided their energy is balanced and in harmony.
Our design projects almost always will call for a large gathering place where families and friends congregate for love, laughter and celebration.