home of distinction
Mahogany curved ceilings follow the wave pattern of the roofline in the living area. The mahogany continues an indoor/outdoor effect vis-ible
from transom windows. Ipe stairs are mirrored on inside and outside entries. The sofa is a B&B Italia Bend sectional. The living area’s
artichoke lamp is by Louis Poulson. Interiors are by Leslie Stachowicz of Kersting Peridot Interiors and homeowner Robin Kranich.
“Robin’s father’s company gave us access to their foundries, so we
got to design sand cast dyes to make our own brass hardware,” says
Mise en place is a French culinary term meaning “everything has
its place.” It’s the organization of the kitchen and ingredients that
enables the chef to cook a fabulous meal with ease.
It’s the concept Kranich had in mind when constructing the
perfect vacation home, where everything has a place and a purpose,
and key ingredients are so well organized it becomes easy to relax
“I wanted an elegant, intuitive experience where guests didn’t
have to spend any mental energy. I wanted the lighting to be in the
exact right place where you would expect a switch. I wanted there
to be chargers at the places where you would be lying down and
reading a book or being on your laptop,” says Kranich, who has a jar
full of chargers on a shelf in the guest lounge for anyone who forgets
The home is broken up into four functional areas.
The main living wing is an up-in-the-sky space, essentially
made of glass with its f loor-to-ceiling windows. Stachowicz,
the interior designer, worked with Kranich to select furnish-ings.
“Robin had a good feel for what she wanted in the house and
since she lives in Manhattan, she has access to the really great
modern furniture lines like B&B Italia, Roche Bobois, Minotti,
and Knoll,” says Stachowicz.