The Wall Street Journal: Their Kids Were Leaving for College, So These Empty-Nesters Found a New Place to Perch

Brett and Giselle Sugerman, interior designers who own B+G Design, seemed as committed to their Fort Lauderdale, Fla., life as any homeowners in the city. Until they weren’t.

Unable to resist the lure of Downtown Miami, in December 2019 the two bought a two-story, roughly 2,000-square-foot condo in Ten Museum Park for $725,000, even before exiting their Fort Lauderdale home, which they sold in July 2020 for $2.1 million. The skyscraper, designed by Chad Oppenheim and completed in 2007, rises 50 stories across the street from a 30-acre waterfront park anchored by the Perez Art Museum Miami. Ms. Sugerman, whose family is originally from Ecuador, feels more comfortable in Miami’s international milieu, and had grown weary of the upkeep that their Fort Lauderdale home required.

The pair had owned their contemporary ranch-style house on a canal since 2011 and directed a major renovation the following year, which included raising the roof and turning the garage into a home theater, which also served as a music studio and guest bedroom. It was 3,100 square feet, plus a waterside pool, a dock and a boat—the quintessential Fort Lauderdale lifestyle in the Coral Ridge Country Club Estates. But they foresaw their future as empty-nesters as their two sons grew up, so the couple decided it was time for a new chapter.

B+G Design Ten Museum Park Residence
Photograph by Kris Tamburello

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