HUB OF EVERYDAY LIVING

The highly-customized interior of this open-concept family area represents a tour-de-force of modern elegance. It portrays a harmonious ambience, a lively space ingeniously designed to bring family and friends together to catch up over casual dining and informal celebrations.

With a U-shape design for optimum functionality, the kitchen more than delivers.

It sports a gourmet-grade installation of 11 high-end appliances – including a six-burner-and-grill Thermador Professional range top, two Thermador ovens, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, two Miele dishwashers, a Panasonic microwave, two Sub-Zero freezer drawers, two Sub-Zero produce drawers, and a commercial-grade high-efficiency stove hood – to easily cater to the full spectrum of culinary options from spontaneous meals to extravagant business dinners. Chefs and caterers can conjure up multi-course menus and guests can be served in the adjoining formal dining room accessed through a discreet pocket door to ensure maximum effect with the minimum amount of disturbance.

And the aesthetic of the kitchen is an art form in itself – an abundance of white Shaker-style cabinetry and ceiling-height glass-fronted display shelving custom built locally contrasts with granite countertops and matching backsplash rich with seams of semi-precious lapis lazuli producing its distinctive blue hue.

A contoured piece of stainless steel was custom designed and fitted above the gas range to achieve a sweeping convex dimension in direct contrast to the concavity of the ventilation hood, itself decked out with matching stainless-steel trim.

A dazzling Bocci light fixture acts as a centrepiece above the island surrounded by a rectangular teak veneer, an accent which is repeated in the family room as a bespoke feature wall. A custom tempered glass counter creates an island breakfast bar, perfect for a two-person lazy Sunday brunch.

Completely repurposed and expanded, the room luxuriates in light from its generous south-facing aspect. With an eye to keeping cool during the summer months, a focused air-conditioning system ensures a temperate climate.

Moving into the family room is relinquishing to relaxation with a rectilinear fireplace and oversized television with de rigueur surround sound, while a wall-mounted touch pad controls lighting and music distribution. Customized wall cabinets contain a built-in Sub-Zero 72-bottle wine fridge, a Miele coffee maker and a wet bar with a Newform sink fixture.

Cleverly blended into the teak millwork, a concealed door opens into an efficient laundry room with a professional-grade Samsung washer/dryer, stand –up freezer, pull-out storage shelving and a dry cellar. It also boasts a two-level dumbwaiter that connects to the master bedroom (providing an effective laundry chute) and culminating at the roof deck where beverages, food and glasses can be transported safely.

Double french doors open to a synthesis of indoor/outdoor living where an outdoor kitchen is resplendent with the latest DCS four-burner system with rotisserie and side-burner inclusion to guarantee summer-time entertaining on the patio terrace. The scene is heightened by the bucolic outlook across the well-choreographed garden.