The Perfect Bachelor Pad from Israel is Full of Expensive Art
This bachelor pad from Israel is full of expensive art and looks fantastic!
A mix between a Canadian-based developer with the Waldorf Astoria influence and $150 million restoration money have turned resulted in the reconstruction of the Palace Hotel, a building completed in 1929.
The place is now a penthouse bachelor pad and has combined elements of Greco-Roman, gothic, and Ottoman styles.
Who designed such a splendid interior?
Interior designer Geoffrey Bradfield has taken his inspiration from the history of the Palace Hotel, together with modern applications, to create an original four-story façade that is now a beautiful penthouse.
“I am a modernist, constantly striving to express this moment in time,” says interior designer Geoffrey Bradfield, of the New York–based firm Bradfield & Tobin.
“However, given the breathtaking view this penthouse enjoys of Jerusalem, I wanted it to also relate to the city it literally floats above. It had to be both ancient and modern.”
He just decided to mix a 25,000-square-foot modern penthouse inside a newly built tower that, along with the recently restored late-1920s building that was originally the Palace Hotel, now houses the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem hotel and residences.
“The clients, who have endowed an antiquities museum in their name, a library, medical facilities and schools, entrusted Bradfield to use his award-winning talents to convene a singular confluence of ancient and modern, where 3,000-year-old mosaics “consort with the conceptualist art of now.”
In collaboration with architect Don Goldstein, he was able to design these interiors using an artistic vision to embrace both the past and the present.
What kind of art is displayed in the house?
Guests who pass through the 85-foot-long corridor inside the entry are able to see a Diego Giacometti étagère filled with Picasso ceramics at one end and a fireplace at the other, the latter of which displays Israeli painter Mordecai Ardon’s expressionistic take on Jerusalem.
The open-plan great room incorporates aesthetic references to Jerusalem’s rulers over several millennia, among them the Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, European Crusaders, and Ottomans. Bradfield designed the custom Stark-made carpet of acanthus leaves, a motif prevalent in classical Greek architecture.
From Galerie Mitterrand in Paris, Bradfield hired the Austrian-born sculptor Peter Kogler to design a versatile mirrored table with an etched design.
Bradfield’s design for the home’s washing station celebrates the importance of this act with artful luxury.
Every room of the penthouse has a lot of art and equal as history. We are quite impressed of what the designer managed to pull off. What do you think?
If you want to know more about the design and the art featured in this house, please check bradfieldtobinglobal.com