A sprawling white mansion sits in dignified glory behind a sliding wrought-iron gate, its a number of-peaked roof an incredible complement to the open sky, as you see Ronan by Nico van der Meulen for the primary time. Listed beneath van der Meulen’s “conventional” houses, nonetheless this home is way from stodgy or uppity in its strategy. There’s plain luxurious right here: from the curved stone drive to the elegant portico over the storage (for the few situations of inclement climate on this pretty local weather!) and from the infinity-edged pool to the terrace set with al fresco desk, chairs, and floral trimmings. And sure, you’ve gotten an virtually Grecian impact of columns at one finish of that pool. However you even have open-air dwelling areas which might be one of the best of “barefoot informal” and modern.
The kitchen is a chef’s dream: prime-of-the-line home equipment, “acres” of counter area, and a snack nook make this a super spot for celebration friends to collect for meals and chat. Excessive ceilings and arched doorways give a hovering really feel to even the corridors, whereas marble flooring mirror delicate up-lighting for splendid atmosphere any time. Even lengthy home windows and doorways are arched, a pleasant element that raises a humble doorway a “reduce above.” A wooden-floored bed room might come from a rustic home anyplace, with its blue gingham, ruffles, and substantial 4-poster; against this, a shower of brown marble and glass doorways, with an outsized vainness sink, can be proper at house in a classy excessive-rise. So sure, it’s conventional, nevertheless it’s additionally recent, trendy, and alluring — the Ronan home from van der Meulen.