Breathtaking Bamboo Hill

BAMBOO HILL, A PALM BEACH HOME, WAS DESIGNED BY ONE OF AMERICA’S LEADING INTERIOR DESIGNERS AND TASTEMAKERS, AND WAS LISTED BY LARS BOLANDER AND WIFE NADINE KALACHNIKOFF FOR $5,900,000.

Built in 2007, Bamboo Hill was once a Kips Bay Decorator Show House in Palm Beach, which was showcased alongside the work of 19 of the most celebrated world-renowned interior designers.

This residence is Dutch and South African-inspired design with a total of 8751 sq. Ft., 6-bedrooms, and 7.5-baths.

Just like the eponymous showrooms Lars Bolander maintains in New York’s Meatpacking District, his Palm Beach home favors a mix of 19th-century antiques, painted furniture, contemporary art and sculpture, and decorative objects picked up in the Far East and Morocco. The exterior of the home is a mix of architectural ideas that inspired Bolander from around the world. The door is Dutch-South African style and the stone dogs are reproductions purchased in Spain. Its gardens were designed by Mario Nievera—he replicated a Persian motif he spotted at a fountain at the Taj Mahal to redefine the garden and guide seating plantings and spiritual paths.

More and more clients are asking for quiet spaces in their homes, says designer Sarah Magness, who turned a second-floor study into a technology-free meditation room.

A feast of soft peach, creme, grey, and aqua shades, this peaceful escape designed by New York-based Keith Baltimore of Baltimore Design Group, glows thanks to sensual lighting and an abundance of organic materials. When Baltimore first laid eyes on the former guest casita, he envisioned it as a spa-like haven.

Recalling the lush Dutch Cape-style vineyards in South Africa, South Florida-based landscaping company Lopez Group, Inc. found it important to honor the home’s Dutch Colonial architecture when designing the front garden. “With such an eye-catching medallion over the entrance, we decided to keep the front garden very subdued,” explains Edwin Calderon, the project manager. “The native greenery and their natural textures do most of the talking out here.” Led by Jobe Lopez, the team carefully selected only Florida-native and Florida-friendly plantings, such as tall cypress and fragrant dwarf jasmine. The listing agents for this property are Gary Goodwin and Gloria Rodriguez-Allsup of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

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