The house is a newly constructed residence and is a property of 14,500 sq. ft., including the terraces and garden areas. It is of a contemporary modern construction with marble floors, full double height windows situated on the beachfront. The client had a design intent for chic opulence, luxurious layers of textures and colours, including polished veneers, natural stone, glass, patina wall finishes and beautiful lighting all to create dramatic ambience and interest.
The interiors were intended to be clean and uncluttered yet with points of interest featured throughout to minimise empty space. The brief extended to the design and landscaping of the roof terrace all the external gardens and redesign and build of the pool and barbecue area. The house was to incorporates the following areas a full gym and gym lobby, study, guest rooms, children’s rooms, master bedroom dressing rooms, two kitchens, entrance lobby and hallways, a powder room, two family rooms and two dining rooms.
Da Fonseca Design’s favourite aspect of the project was the client’s enthusiasm throughout the design process for beautiful finishes and points of interest. This enabled the designers to make full use of the position of the property and were therefore able to bring the outside in, working within the architectural elements of the contemporary building. Realising the complete project down to the final accessories, kitchen and dining items. Da Fonseca Design were able to create a complete beautiful, warm and useable family rooms from start to finish.
It is an ocean front property, so the colours were selected to enhance the external surrounds and bedrooms to suit the individual characters of the children. Spatial planning allowed for key areas that allowed for more elegant dining and evening functions. The beauty of the design was allowing the beach house to shine through but in a formal and luxurious manner, suitable for high profile business and entertaining as well as a family home.