Eclectic Sanctuary for Worldly Collectibles
Our clients had a vision that we were able to interpret into an eclectic assembly of treasures collected far and wide. They owned a beautiful but dated ocean view property and initially considered an extensive remodel to bring accommodations up-to-date for use as their primary home. When the architect unsuccessfully attempted to include their wish list ideas in the remodel, it became evident that a “tear-down” and new construction was necessary to provide the home of their dreams. We were engaged to assist with space planning the major areas of the home and putting together a design palette that could easily be interpreted in the secondary and service areas of the new home.
A grand kitchen was at the top of our their wish list and the homeowner finally had the area to include her dream 5-foot La Cornu range. With a large family and penchant for cooking, the design of the kitchen took center stage and adjacent areas were designed to accommodate all the functional needs for food preparations, storage and family gathering.
When it came time to furnish the Great Room, our clients wanted the sensitivity to reflect a Parisian apartment reminiscent of the owner’s birthplace. We forged ahead with a custom curved blue velvet sofa and bold accompaniments on layered middle Eastern rugs. The ensemble exudes eclecticism at its finest and the owners are ecstatic.
The adjacent dining area is positioned in a circular room under cove lighting with a gorgeous crystal chandelier. The owners had pre-purchased Susani fabrics which upholstered the dining chairs in different patterns to add to the color profusion. French doors behind the dining area lead to a patio overlooking the pool area. They are adorned with reclaimed columns, centuries old from the far East.
The master suite took next importance after the kitchen. The bedroom was designed around treasures collected by our clients. Antique patinated wood arches were formed as the headboard and statues placed within the openings. A dual sided fireplace is shared with the soak tub in the adjacent master bath. The master bath provides two sinks with generous counter space and an ornate custom-made carved cornice conceals task lighting. We used a hand-carved marble Jali screen to conceal the water closet alcove. The master bath then extends into a generous walk-in closet and yoga room.
The client is thrilled to have several choices for outdoor living and alfresco dining; which include a patio facing the ocean, that is accessible from the Great Room and guest bedroom below, the pool in the rear courtyard is serviced by an outdoor kitchen with a dumb waiter from the main kitchen. This outdoor kitchen has a fireplace, Evo cooking center, generous seating and dining accommodations for family and friends to gather poolside.