Champalimaud Design have been successfully won in the Hotel under 50 Rooms category of the International Hotel & Property Awards 2014 with their project, Topping Rose House.
The design of Topping Rose House is a charming blend of modern and period that exudes taste and relaxed elegance. The historic 1842 estate has been transformed into a luxurious destination inn. The property features an acclaimed restaurant and bar, 22 bespoke guest rooms and amenities including a wellness centre. Guest accommodations include luxury suites that have been configured within the historic mansion, twelve new guest cottages and three modern studios within a contemporary addition. A refurbished 19th century barn serves as a studio for private events.
Renowned chef Tom Colicchio operates the 50-seat, farm-to-table restaurant. The interior is designed to be warm, comfortable and modern. One wall features a long leather banquette and streamlined leather upholstered chairs with a large Clifford Ross photograph as a focal point. Wide-planked hardwood floors, black lacquered Windsor chairs and pendant light fixtures with milk glass and iron drums recall early American craftsmanship.
The L-shaped bar area is punctuated by its lacquered aqua back wall and video art by avant-garde multimedia artist Robert Wilson. Minimalist, high bar chairs in calfskin complement the elegant, dark wood bar. Leather barrel chairs and wood tables invite comfortable lounging in front of two original fireplaces.
Luxury accommodations in historic buildings are rare on the East End of Long Island, and The Topping Rose House is no exception; the property is one of the only 5-star hotels in the Hamptons.