Venus Williams stars at V*Starr Interiors model debut at One Thousand Ocean

The RSVPs kept coming up until the final minute, as One Thousand Ocean – the much-talked-about Atlantic-to-Intracoastal condominium at the Boca Raton Inlet – hosted an elegant soiree to celebrate the grand opening of a new model residence designed by V*Starr Interiors. The Jupiter, Florida-based design firm was founded by tennis icon Venus Williams, who was the special guest of honor. In addition, Serena Williams was on hand to see her sister’s talents off the court. She was impressed with the four-bedroom, four and one-half bath model that she toured for the first time, along with approximately 300 guests. Visits to the V*Starr model took place throughout the evening while the paparazzi caught the action on camera.

Simultaneously, the Noreen Downey Trio performed and guests enjoyed savory hors d’oeuvres, bubbly and other spirits in One Thousand Ocean’s largest penthouse, which is also available for purchase. “V*Starr’s model is absolutely beautiful and is in keeping with our prospective purchasers’ discerning tastes. We won’t be surprised if this will sell, furnished, very quickly,” said Jamie Telchin, president of development with LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels.

An LXR affiliate developed the 52-unit, boutique building that is nearly 80% sold. The asking price for the furnished model is $6,450,000. “It’s wonderful to be a part of a building with such great finishes, so much attention to detail, so much light pouring in, and the nature you see beyond. That, along with the rare location – surrounded by water on three sides – is what really sets this property apart from all the others out there,” Williams said. “I am delighted to showcase the V*Starr team’s design skills within such a prestigious setting, which is adjacent to the Boca Raton Resort’s Beach Club. One Thousand Ocean is a world-class property that has achieved remarkable sales success.”

Williams said the model residence, personally, is her favorite. “From the moment I entered the space, I noticed we had a great base to work with – the flooring, a great kitchen, Italian cabinetry and more. It has something special about it and I immediately felt at home. With fabulous views of the ocean and Intracoastal, our intent was to complement the luxury that people associate with Boca Raton. We also brought the outside in using a lot of ice and sea blue colors.  The model feels ‘beachy’ while still being elegant.”

Founded by Venus Williams in 2002, V*Starr Interiors is a full-service commercial and residential design firm that works closely with Florida, national and international clients, from the drawing board through project completion, to create fresh and distinctive environments. The firm’s work reflects Williams’ championship vision, style and globally rich design sense, and she strives to ensure that her high standards shine through with utmost integrity.

V*Starr is credited with other high-profile projects including NFL and NBA players’ residences in Davie and Miami, Florida respectively; model residences in Delray Beach and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; a major four-star hotel chain in Miami; Burr Athletic Facility at Howard University in Washington, DC; and the Tavis Smiley show set in Los Angeles, to name a few.

One Thousand Ocean has a variety of one-story Residences and Penthouses available, as well as two-story Beach Villas. Pricing is from approximately $3 million to $15 million. For further information, visit or call (561) 869-5000 for a private showing.