When a portion of the grounds of the former Harry Winston estate in Scarsdale, NY subdivided into luxury new construction homes, IWI was tapped to turn the largest residence into a glittering jewel. The homeowners have an important glass collection, and that provided the home's main theme, starting with the first impression: a double-volume entry foyer with a Dale Chihuly chandelier, mirrored in a bespoke IWI mosaic tile floor.
"Updated deco" set the theme for the sculptural furnishings, cabinetry, lighting, built-ins, and woodwork. Highlights: the double-volume library with its bespoke limestone fireplace surround and deco chandelier, the den with its deep coffered ceiling, and the dining room with its walls of unexpected horizontal stripes.
The traditional-with-a-twist interior is timeless, and boasts as many reflective surfaces as possible to give a nod to the home's passionate glass collectors, e.g., a shiny rare marble surface in the master bath or a custom suspended glass shelving system in the massive kitchen/ The house, however, is further layered with unexpected bursts of color and pattern. Everything is calm and comfortable and shiny on the surface, yet each space presents details that surprise and engage, like the facets of a Winston diamond.