Thursday, March 14, 2013

BEHIND THE PRIVET-SIX SWANS IN SOUTHAMPTON

 "Keep it casual, it's not for Sunday." 
The home's owner expressed this sentiment at the beginning of the project and it became the guiding force behind the design of Six Swans, a stunning newer home with a decidedly old soul. East Hampton architect Frank Greenwald based the home's traditional lines on a combination of several styles of the past, creating a beautiful structure that fits perfectly with the stately abodes found in Southampton's estate section. Interior Designer Steven Gambrel's masterful use of distressed woodwork, reclaimed stone, applied leather and plasterwork and custom and vintage pieces created carefully composed, yet wonderfully casual rooms-a stunning expression of effortless style and a well-lived life.

 A beautiful antique lead glass window frames the front hallway
  
The clients European roots can be found in was designed for daily family living where cooking meals and entertaining guests intermingle. 



The serving room has a beautiful antique patina  
The library's design was based on a library in a Grosvenor Atterbury home on the East End. The wood work was finished to look like it had been bleached by years of rugged seaside climate. 
A beautiful hallway vignette
The living room has dual fireplaces and a striking view of the bay beyond.
The rooms soft color palette and casual furnishings were kept subdued so they wouldn't compete with the spectacular view
The powder room has a sink carved from a single piece of onyx

The back staircase features custom fixtures crafted from an antique lighthouse lantern.

 The barrel vaulted ceiling on the second floor landing frames a collection of antique ship dioramas
The master bedroom has water views on both sides

18 comments:

The Silver Bunny said...

What a perfect house and that onyx basin is very beautiful ; I had never seen one carved from that stone before.

therelishedroost said...

what is not to love about that house!! THe kitchen ..WOW! We just got a box of samples of those great moroccan tiles on that backsplash I am obsessed with them!!! Wonderful inspiration rooms,
Thanks for Sharing!
Karolyn

michele said...

that powder room blows my mind, it's so sexyyyyyyyy, and the whole place speaks to me. i could get used to it.

smiles.

michele

Tara Dillard said...

Had me at the garden ! Chose a color theme for pots, furniture, exterior. Key trinity.

Of course the interior is great.

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I love the kitchen...what a great home.

Cynthia said...

This house is fantastic!! I love that fireplace and the kitchen is great. Thanks for sharing.

Cynthia

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Karen said...

Barbara,
This is one of the prettiest houses I've seen. I love it, mainly because it isn't over the top, it appears to be so organically beautiful.
Have a great weekend.
Karen

Anonymous said...

I agree- You picked well Barbara, its done but looks like it evolved and truly belongs. Every element is gracious.

pretty pink tulips said...

Gorgeous home with the perfect mix of glam and casual.

I'm kind of crazy for that powder bath though. Stunning!!

Happy weekend, Barbara!
xoxo Elizabeth

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zanetastyle said...

I meant to write a comment here earlier, because I love this house, but time just went by fast...
Well, this home is marvelous, inspiring with the eclectic feel over all but mainly the lighting ..I loved to see how different styles of lighting work well together in a home...not all the same period and material...or look, but very very different.
I adore her nook, which reminds me of mine with elegant curtain yet lighting is rod iron style .... well you all see it ...it is looking great together, yet normaly you would not see this placed in that fashion.

Great home!
ciao Z

Leslie said...

Such a beautiful home. The soft blues are stunning .. love it all. The stairway, the kitchen..wow! The dinning area is perfect! It's SO comfy looking your guests are likely to stay there all evening!

Thanks for sharing Barbara!

xxL

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Rajib Hossain said...

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Matthew Tudge said...

There are many different types of reclaimed stones available and one of the most common is Yorkstone. This is because it is hard wearing, durable and aesthetically pleasing. Yorkstone can be used in flooring, patios and more.