A Hamptons Interior Designed by Steven Gambrel
Built in 1870, the Redcraft Estate in Southampton has always epitomized the highest level of luxury. This storied home and surrounding expansive gardens have belonged to two consecutive ‘mega-collectors’, the first being Paul Walter, and the second, the home’s subsequent owner, a collector who tasked famed designer Steven Gambrel with synthesising the elegance and grandeur of old world charm alongside sleek, modern interiors suited to 21st century living. Judiciously selecting works by leading and influential designers of the 20th century alongside curated earlier works, Steven Gambrel, the ELLE Decor A-List and AD100 globally recognised interior designer, also designed a number of pieces specifically for the house. This amalgam of old and new transformed Redcraft into a modern and luxurious interior whilst keeping true to a English-Manor style home.
The main house is anchored with rusticated walls and a Gambrel designed travertine console table and an octagonal Stone Topped Ebonized Center Table. Peppered throughout are pieces by Maison Jansen, Jacques Adnet, Tommi Parzinger, Pierre Jeanneret, Ole Wanscher and Max Ingrand that mix effortlessly with antique pieces. The kitchen shows off a pair of Irish George IV Oak Hall Benches from the Collection of Bill Blass against a geometrically tiled floor an enticing integration that Gambrel richly embraces. The pool house was decorated with Hollywood Regency in mind with Steven Gambrel’s custom upholstered pieces melding with a Lorin Jackson Grosfeld House cabinet, a Vladamir Kagan travertine low table and a pair of white painted Thebes chairs by John Hutton. The vision of the designer continues outside in the surrounding landscapes which emulate the famed Sissinghurst Gardens. Firmly planted amidst the yew hedges is Francois Stahly’s bronze sculpture Croissance, created in 1963, which continues the subtle contrast of a modern piece blending in with the traditional landscape.
Throughout Steven Gambrel offers a thoughtful new take on distilling a distinctly modern approach with traditional elegance. The sale of the contents now gives buyers the opportunity to acquire considered collectible works by leading designers of the 20th and 21st century alongside bespoke works for the modern interior, curated and created by one of the world’s leading interior designers of today.
Friday, January 6