Delphine and Reed Krakoff’s Connecticut Home

Delphine and Reed Krakoff are a couple with serious, innate style. Reed, a fashion and accessories designer, and Delphine, an interior designer whose firm, Pamplemousse was founded in 2000 and whose work I have found inspiring for many years, are based in Manhattan, but they also own this stunning house in New Canaan, Connecticut and recently listed Last, their Long Island estate which used to belong to the Bouviers and where Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy spent her childhood summers. The Krakoffs have a knack for finding houses with interesting stories and converting them into beautiful homes that showcase their chic style.

Their Connecticut estate is featured in the new issue of Architectural Digest as well as in their new book, Houses That We Dreamt Of, which I am eagerly anticipating. The French-style house, known as Le Beau Chateau was built in 1937 and previously belonged to the eccentric heiress, Huguette Clark who was famous for the many houses she owned but never lived in. Le Beau Chateau was no exception. Clark owned it for decades, but never once set foot on the property. When the Krakoffs acquired the residence, it was in excellent condition, but they made changes to reflect their aesthetic, such as painting the red brick facade white. The house is grand, yet maintains a feeling of lightness thanks to soaring ceilings and a crisp, mostly white color palette, which allows the Krakoffs art collection to stand out. The result is striking, chic, and supremely interesting.

{Photography by Ivan Terestchenko for Architectural Digest}

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