EDGE has announced it has been selected to renovate a custom estate on Chinaberry Way within the prestigious Gray Oaks community. The lead interior designer for this renovation is Adriene M. Ged of EDGE, who works closely with architect Karen Velasco Carter. Construction is being carried out by Diamond Custom Homes.
“The original house had a heavy Tuscan design with an enclosed layout, original Turkish travertine marble floors, carpeted bedrooms, and extensive arches through both the interior and exterior,” said Ms. Ged. “The new design will be a so-called ‘Med-mod’ (Mediterranean Modern) style with traditional features of a Mediterranean home with clean, modern elements. I am delighted to have the opportunity to work on this important project in partnership with Karen Velasco-Carter of Diamond Custom Homes.”
Built in 2003, the residence includes 3,925 square feet of air-conditioned living space and 5,562 square feet in one residential level with three bedrooms, three full baths, two half baths, a den, and ample outdoor space.
The customers enjoy the Gray Oaks community; however, there are no more buildable houses. Because the house has a good foundation, new driveway and roof, the clients have decided to renovate the existing house.
Ms. Ged incorporated a contrasting black and white color palette throughout, complementing the warmer tones in the existing roof and driveway colors and the selection of wood floors in the interior.
The team tore down the interior decorative columns and Venetian-style ceilings in the foyer and replaced them with clean plasterboard inverted ceiling beams while retaining some elements of the Mediterranean look. The travertine marble floor was removed and replaced with warm, wide plank floors from Legno Bastone. All bathrooms have neutral, clean white marble tiles. Plumbing and lighting will be updated from traditional polished brass fixtures to black and chrome fixtures. The furniture is comfortable, casual, family-friendly and pet-friendly.
The original family room, located next to the kitchen, is being converted into a new bar with a custom open display and wall units in a charcoal oak finish.
The original dining room is converted into a study or flex space, creating a space for the client’s family to socialize with guests and friends. This area will also include a custom built-in wardrobe with contrasting finished back panels, a wooden counter top, filing cabinet drawers and floating shelves with LED lighting.
The redesigned kitchen will feature a full height backsplash that extends to the bar area, creating a clean, consistent look throughout using a single material. The closets will be very clean and modern. The wall of the unit will contain white and black cabinets. The island, the upper glass cabinets and the extractor hood in the kitchen will be natural walnut. The wine room has a vintage wine rack system, a lacquered wood countertop and an open display for storing bottles. The bar has a thick waterfall countertop and sleek black cabinets. Original French doors adjacent to the main area, where the current bar is, will now be large sliding patio doors opening to the outdoor kitchen.
To accommodate the client’s wishes for a larger master bathroom and rehearsal space as part of the master suite, the team is redesigning the entire original study and powder rooms. Space has been added from the den to the master bathroom, with the powder bath redesigned to accommodate the new layout. The master bathroom has a European-style shower, as well as floating sinks and matching towers with clean white cabinets. A home gym will also be added to the master suite.
The outdoor space has a tongue-and-groove ceiling, a full outdoor kitchen and a completely redesigned pool. The outdoor area has a fire pit overlooking the 18th hole of the Palm Course, as well as a bar on the peninsula.
The project started in May 2022 and is due to be completed in August.