With the husband being a chef and food writer the presence of a top-notch spacious kitchen for TV productions was an absolute must while another work area next to it hides all the work-related files and serves as a connectivity center.
The is a Grade II listed Georgian house that went through a series of poorly planned additions and renovations for the last 6 decades leaving it a dreary and unwelcoming home. The task of turning it into a bright modern family home fell to Cullinan Studio who employed a cubic glass structure to get the job done.
The grand residence opens up towards the breathtaking Bay of Saint Tropez and offers unabated views of the natural landscape. With design that is essentially simple minimal and contemporary the lavish home showcases a design response to the challenges presented by the exceptional site.
But the smart renovation went beyond just the rear addition as the interior was completely altered to give the classic home a new lease on life. Despite the new structure in glass steel and timber the front façade of the heritage home was left largely untouched in order to preserve its rich history.
Modern decor in neutral hues an imposing fireplace and smart lighting end up becoming the showstoppers in this smart utilitarian makeover that showcases the brilliance of adaptive reuse.
The appliances in the kitchen and ergonomic island bring the ease of a contemporary lifestyle to the traditional setting and the bedrooms continue this theme with a fusion of modern elements like Roy Lichtenstein’s drawings with antique pieces and rare vintage accessories. Spa-style bathrooms an indoor swimming pool and other expansive spaces complement the style and theme of the remarkable one-of-a-kind mansion.
The lower level contains bedrooms a guest room laundry and additional spaces while it is the second level that houses the main living area kitchen and dining space along with the master suite. It is the step-styled arrangement of the each space that delineates one from the next while minimizing the necessity of walls and partitions.