Red Residence

Categories: Interiors

Location: Westhampton Beach, NY

Project Type: design and installation of a kitchen

Completion: Phase 1 – 2006, Phase 2 – 2007

Client: Buryl & Virginia Red


The recent history of the Red Residence in the renowned Hamptons resort area on Long Island, New York could be defined as an Austro-American “Road Movie”.

Initially, SYNCinc had been commissioned to design a contemporary kitchen for an existing American 1950’s Bungalow-style house.

Because of their ability to build extremely high-quality furniture at competitive prices in comparison to their American counterparts, a young team of Austrian cabinet-makers from the small town of Kottes in Lower Austria’s “Waldviertel” region – long-time members of  SYNCinc network – was commissioned to execute the SYNCinc design. The entire kitchen was custom-made in the cabinet-makers’ workshops in Kottes, then shipped and installed on-site with remarkable precision.

The existing kitchen space was dramatically transformed into a contemporary, open-space, high-tech ensemble – both in an architectural and technical sense – with a new adjacent dining area.

The superb woodwork was only one part of SYNCinc’s dedication to Austrian craftsmanship. The granite countertop came from a stonemason located in Burgenland. Bar stools and chairs by “kristallia” introduce contemporary Italian elegance into the space.

A complete redesign of the 250m2 living space of the house was commissioned as a follow-up contract. Subsequently SYNCinc designed three bathrooms, an office studio and the foyer, as well as the furniture and fireplace for the eating and living areas. The interior design of the house is now characterized by a consistent and fresh architectural language, thanks to the use of unadorned forms, functional solutions and a wide range of materials.

An unusual feature of the Red Residence is its technical infrastructure: A state-o- the-art multimedia network connects all parts of the house, and there is HDTV as well as high-end audio access in every room, a factor that had to be considered in the design of the multimedia furniture. The new studio of the composer and music producer Buryl Red allows for digital and analog music production, acting as the technical and creative hub of the house.


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