After purchasing the historic carriage house, Abboud collaborated with Restoration Hardware on a renovation. The updated 4,608-square-foot abode is available for $3.15 million, a discount from last year’s $3.65 million asking price.
Along with the price reduction, a new owner will enjoy move-in ready designer digs without any need to rethink the decor. The charming property, located in the heart of historic Bedford, is being sold fully furnished—from the fine Italian linens and Loro Piana cashmere accessories to the custom-built pieces and curated artwork.
“As a designer, this has been one of my most rewarding and inspirational projects bringing a modern aesthetic to a historic carriage house in Bedford,” Abboud said.
In addition to the custom-curated interiors of the main house, the property, set on over 3 acres, also boasts a writer’s cottage, renovated pool, porch, patio, and a wine cellar.
“There is something magical about this place which I recognized immediately when I first saw the property,” says Abboud. “I collaborated with Restoration Hardware from the onset to integrate our theme, a modern approach to the timeless equestrian spirit that is so prevalent in Bedford with all its allure and charm, all throughout the home.”
The five-bedroom home is flexible: It could serve as a fabulous weekend getaway or an enviable year-round residence. Restoration Hardware’s creative team worked with Abboud to make the space ideal for entertaining in every season.
Accentuating the beamed walls and ceilings, the team added perfectly placed antiques to enhance Abboud’s modern equestrian theme. The collaboration took about 12 months.
There are plenty of details to delight the eye. The living room with a stone fireplace includes sets of French doors that lead outside. And a dining room features an antique bust of a horse sitting on the side board along with a rustic wood table. The open kitchen with a large island features modern, high-end appliances. A cozy family room with a fireplace adjoins the kitchen.
In the bathrooms, the equine theme continues with signed and numbered English equestrian prints in silver frames.
Outdoors, you’ll find gardens, grassy lawns, stone paths, and an outdoor dining area.
Abboud, who is 69, worked for Ralph Lauren before launching a line under his own name. In 2000, he sold his trademarks and name to JA Apparel for $65 million. He also served as chief creative director for Men’s Wearhouse.
Angela Kessel of Houlihan Lawrence holds the listing.
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