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A chic and minimalistic restyling: Old Orchard villa by Blaze Makoid architecture
An old metal house in the Hamptons has been renovated and turned into a contemporary chic villa.
We are two hours away from New York, at the end of Long Island, in that strip of land with America's highest concentration of 0s (on bank accounts, clearly). To give you an idea of its extreme luxury, just think that Fitzgerald made Jay Gatsby take his residence here. From Southampton to East Hampton, the starting price is $1.7 million for a small house, and it can go up to $50 for an imperial manor.
Amongst the Palladian colonial or classical villas, there's a simpler one: Old Orchard. When its owners bought it, it was an old metallic and glass structure in awful conditions. After less than one year, they commissioned Blaze Makoid Architecture to entirely renovate it.
Using neat and simple lines, natural materials and glass, the architect was able to regenerate the villa. The colour palette is now warmer and the combination with the original metallic structure seems to be perfectly working.
The kitchen, the master bedroom and the basement floor have been completely refurbished. New spaces have been dedicated to entertainment and wellness: the architect designed a spa and a home theatre.
He also added an extra wooden volume for the studio and one to highlight the main entrance. This is aligned with the new dependence near the pool. For what concerns the interiors, David Scott was in charge of decorations and Nathan Orsman of the customised light solutions.
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