Showing posts with label Hilary and Wilbur Ross. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hilary and Wilbur Ross. Show all posts

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Mario Buatta in Southampton


I've been dying to share the latest Mario Buatta update on the Southampton home of Hilary and Wilbur Ross that I mentioned to you earlier this month.

I've already shared the Ross' New York apartment and their Florida guest house, Wind Song you can feast your eyes on their summer estate in Southampton.

The images speak for themselves............another Buatta masterpiece.


Blue ceiling, pink chinoiserie walls, green accents

Grandchildren's playroom.

Topiary Promenade with sheep.

Architectural Digest

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Keeping up with Hilary and Wilbur

Keeping up with Hilary and Wilbur Ross' real estate transactions is not easy and researching the details has kept me busy this week!  Of course, their affiliation with Mario Buatta is what got me started on all this in the first place.

I heard through the grapevine recently that Architectural Digest would be featuring a Mario Buatta layout on the redecoration of the Ross' home in their July issue.  For some reason, I thought it must be their New York apartment that was decorated by Buatta ten years ago and which I featured in Tuesday's post.  Little did I know that they had sold that apartment years ago and bought another, and much larger, apartment also decorated by Buatta.  Or that they have collaborated with Buatta on at least 9 homes between them - before and since they married one another!

Although I had seen the home featured below many times before, I did not realize it was the Ross' New York city home.

As for the feature in the current issue of Architectural Digest, it is stunning!!!  I only picked this magazine up yesterday after I posted my item on the Palm Beach guest house.  I wish I could share the new pics with you, but I can't yet..........however, if you want to see the latest Buatta/Geary/Ross collaboration, pick up the magazine and see for yourself what magic Buatta performs on homes.  The Ross' Southampton home is featured and it is truly took my breath away......seriously!!  Also, the Palm Beach guest house (which I featured yesterday from the Palm Beach Daily News) is also featured with some extra pictures.

So, today we'll look at the Ross' current New York city home.

Before photo of Ross' living room as owned by Earl Blackwell - known as one of the most famous apartments in New York city.  Notice the barrel vaulted ceiling.

After - 30 ft. high barrel vaulted ceiling and notice the architectural detail added by Buatta -
not to mention the English country feel Buatta is noted for.

Notice fireplaces at each end of living room!

View into the dining room

Corner banquette outside of living room - very similar corner to banquette in first living room featured on Tuesday     

By joining these two tables, the Ross' can seat 22 people.

Dining room with wall to wall fabric

Canopy bed designed by Buatta inspired by Brighton Pavilion.
Hand painted floor and Pratesi linens.

The tv is tucked behind the Chinese screen over the fireplace.

The pine library similar to their former library.

New York Social Diary
Master bedroom photo - Architectural Digest

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Windsong Too

Yesterday, I shared the New York City home of Wilbur and Hilary Ross which was decorated by Mario Buatta.

Today, we're touring the Palm Beach guest house of the Ross'.  After buying their John Volk designed Palm Beach getaway, Windsong, on Lake Worth about ten years ago, the Ross' had the guest house built in the same Georgian style as their new home.  Within the 3,500 sq. ft. space the architect, Thomas Kirchhoff, came up with a symmetrical design that included two bedrooms (each with their own separate bath) and a large oval ballroom that the Ross' can use anytime during the season for large cocktail and dinner parties.

In consultation with the architect and the Ross' in the house design, Mario then waved his magic wand and turned it into what he called "a real pleasure palace".  As Mario says, "Who wouldn't want to have their own ballroom?"  Yes, indeed!!



I've added the latest updates available on this home........check out the foyer, the completed ballroom look and dining al fresco in Palm Beach.


The foyer leading into the ballroom.

Thomas Kirchhoff and Mario Buatta in the furnished ballroom.

Furnished ball room.

The unfurnished ballroom gives you an idea of the size and scope overlooking Lake Worth.

Another beautiful Buatta bedroom!

Guest bath.

Guest bath.

And one more beautiful Buatta bedroom!

Dining al fresco at Windsong Too.

Palm Beach Daily News