OPTICS OF LUXURIOUS SIMPLICITY
In the thick of vertically-lined evergreen hedges and hornbeam trees, steps away from South Main Street lies a surreptitious stately classic home on 60 Herrick Road in the heart of the village of Southampton. Architect Brian Brady’s composition of harnessing natural light and landscape is the perfect sonata that gestures a sense of levity open to many interpretive views surrounding the property.
From the brise-soleil off the pool deck to the skyline of trees wafting through the breeze and free-flowing waterfalls – between the verbal and the visual they convey an unexpected languid serenity. An infinity of white abounds the seven thousand square foot space in nuances of musical orchestration. The juxtaposition of old Hollywood glamour and Belgian modernism interiors meet in a setting that’s inviting and warm.
Designer, John Bjornen expresses, “The scale of the rooms are comfortable and livable. Our goal was to create a custom home for an aspirational buyer that feels a sense of place and appropriateness to their lifestyle.” A portamento of subtle accents in colours of slate, pale silvers, and dreamy creams create a sense of movement while interplaying with the natural effect of the variation of light that embodies the rooms. An emphasis on dark-toned woods, marble, and stone suggest a richness while keeping the palette crisp and clean. Lighting fixtures in deco flair and trompe l’oeil add an eccentric Palladian chic. “It’s aesthetic therapy with all the high tech amenities one could ever ask for. The topographical vastness of the property secludes you with the sweet reality of a walk into town”, shares Bjornen.