Thursday, August 17, 2017

House Tour | Michael Bruno in Tuxedo Park

You know Michael Bruno as the founder of the largest online marketplace for antiques and rare objects - 1stdibs; so you might say, collecting desirable pieces and restoring things of historical importance are in Michael's DNA. Case in point, his own majestic Tuxedo Park, NY property which he renovated with the help of designer Windsor Smith. The house, built in 1900, was designed by architect John Russell Pope and is set on a prime 120 acres lakefront lot. Bruno, a former real estate agent, explains, "there is nothing more exciting than having the pleasure to respect a great old home and prepare it to survive for hundreds of years." (via Coldwell Banker Luxury).

You can see the original wood flooring has been stained ebony throughout, and much of the walls are Benjamin Moore's Decorators White. I fell in love with the collection of nine prints of Egypt's Great Pyramids and landmarks as seen below:

It's hard to get a sense of scale from the photo above, but just below with Michael standing in the doorway you can see that the Dutch door and vestibule have such wonderful oversized presence!

Windsor truly did an amazing job throughout this home in terms of letting Michael's special and collected pieces stand out:

I love this perfect gallery wall of drawn portraits:

The marble kitchen counters and sink are a custom design and they look incredible:

Something that I want to file away for reference is a close up detail of the windows, they are so beautiful in shape! The view is not too bad either ...

You can see more sources and details listed in the original posting via Elle Decor here, but if you have 5 minutes free I would encourage you to watch the video tour by Quintessence; there is something about the scale of a space that cannot be translated in flat pictures, the video does this home so much more justice! I may have watch it 5x over :)



Lily said...

This looks like a great museum! Wonderful!

Lisa Stevens said...

Obsessed with this house and Windsor Smith's designs in general. I would take one of EVERYTHING. Question though, the photo of the barn room with a wet bar and drawings wall is the same as the Veranda House of Windsor barn, Gwyneth Paltrow's current LA house, right?

Leslie Sinclair said...

one of the prettiest homes I have seen in a while--thanks for sharing!!!

Marcus Design said...

Thank you Lily, Lisa, and Leslie for your comments and for popping by my blog! Lily you are always so faithful and supportive, your comments always make my day! Hugs Xo

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