The Long Island Compound, designed by Groves & Co. for Michael Kors, caught our eye for its airy interiors and a design that seamlessly reflects the surrounding sand and sea. At 3,275 square feet, this sunny beachfront residence is the weekend retreat worthy of any urbanite’s fancies.
From Groves & Co.:
Taking thoughtful cues from the client’s travels to various locales such as Big Sur and Parrot Cay, the compound recalls a relaxed lifestyle, while upholding a refined elegance.
The living area of the main house makes clever use of a neutral palette to create an understated, serene effect. Anchored by a striking slate fireplace, a plush custom oversized sofa is offset by heavily textured accents: wood caned furniture, sisal rugs, and linen pillows infuse the space with natural character. The efficient open kitchen and dining room highlight a stunning live edge walnut table, accompanied by captivating Hans Wegner oak and leather chairs that brilliantly juxtapose organic movement and clean lines.
An impressive master suite dominates the lower level, showcasing a sleek bed and intimate sitting area. In the master bath, the walls, floors, and vanity boast custom precast seamless concrete, opening to an outdoor spa with an exposed shower and glamorous Jacuzzi.
The guesthouse, opposite the pool, stands as a self-sufficient cottage complete with four bedrooms, four baths, and an oversized media room. The peaceful common area features a custom, iconic wood framed sectional sofa, two spalted maple coffee tables and hide rugs. These enliven the space with their rustic, raw forms and organic outlines. The natural materials and refined modern details result in an exquisitely elegant retreat.