Barbara Tattersfield Design recently completed an almost year-long project and one of its largest ever. The 30,000 square foot home on the island of Palm Beach, Florida is a Palladian architecture estate with contemporary/minimalist interiors designed and constructed by J.P. Brennan Properties. Barbara Tattersfield Design was awarded the contract as the sole supplier of the exterior, interior and the landscaping natural stonework which covered 80,000 square feet of vertical wall space and approximately 15,000 square feet of hardscape, namely flooring and pool coping.
The stone of choice was the Coquina shellstone from the Mayan peninsula of Mexico. The stone is of a light cream color containing fragments of shell and sand but very uniform in color, a perfect choice for this contemporary architecture.
The project began with the exterior cladding using a combination of large 24” x 36” rusticated and flat slabs with Doric entablatures, pilasters and columns.
The project then progressed to the interior with additional wall panels in the same Coquina material. The walls blend in beautifully with the bleached woodwork on the ceilings and the Jerusalem stone pavers. In addition, a slab style fireplace was installed in the Great Room.
Finally, the work moved to the exterior with a spectacular pool area decked out with 24” x 30” x 2” thick Coquina pavers. The pool and spa edging were also outfitted in the Coquina stone as was the dock on the intercoastal. At the edge of the pool on the far end facing the water, an infinity edge wall streams water down to a pebble-laden reservoir. Nearby is a Palladian style gym building cladded with rusticated slabs, Doric entablature and pilasters. The balconies overlooking the intercoastal are decked with Doric piers with glass railings.