Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz , the man responsible for the Mondrian Soho and Los Angeles, took some time out from his A-list clients to design his new beach house in the Rockaways. The waterfront property was inspired by a photograph of Marie Antoinette at age 12. Once Benjamin examined the photograph sparks started to fly. If the young Antoinette was to find an apartment in Rockaway Park in 2011, how would she have designed it?
Pieces started to come together! Noriega-Ortiz has collected various pieces of furniture and decor from clients throughout the years. The living room sofa, for example, was intended for Lenny Kravits before he decided it was too small. Tiffany’s signature blue saturates the walls and acts as the backdrop for art, taxidermy, feathered light fixtures, and sheer curtains. While the pieces may not have originally been intended for the same space, Noriega makes it work! The house is fascinating and eclectic, teasing you to peek ‘round every corner to see what’s next!
(Photographs Provided By BNO Design)