A Marvel Of The Sea
The Tankoa Solo S701 Superyacht is a technical marvel of the sea, with gorgeous looking exterior lines and interior design by Francesco Paszkowski Interior.
The term luxury is expansive as it is subjective since every individual views the term differently. Luxury in interior designing for most would mean the size of the home that could span thousands of square feet while for other individuals, luxury in a home is attained when it is filled with family members where sounds of laughter and conversations fills every nook and cranny of the home and the interior projects warmth, love, homeliness combined with hushed elegance – in modern age, this luxury is coveted but only a few are blessed.
Among the blessed is a homeowner in Chandigarh, India where the home has been built to accommodate three generations of a joint family. For this particular home, the homeowner had commissioned Studio Ardete to design the interior for this home. Founded in 2010 by Badrinath Kaleru & Prerna Kaleru, Studio Ardete champions the concept ‘Space is More’ with the belief that built spaces need to celebrate the human existence and life which aptly applies to this home.
In search of creating something timeless and chic, the clients and the architects went beyond the dictates of residential interior design to create something unique and visually spectacular. Mimicking a living gallery ambiance, the home that spans approximately 8,168 sq ft. explores arts in various medium to create an interior that is both chic and vibrant. At almost every nook and cranny, sculptures and installations are to be found which makes this home a subject admiration and envy.
The second alfresco lounge is a spacious and welcoming space, placed near the stern and provides one long sofa and a pair of sofas opposite that are separated by two coffee tables between the gap. For guests looking to dine alfresco in style, the partially-shaded upper deck boasts of a grand table that is able to seat up to 14 guests. Two double-sized sun pads in the shade and an oversized sun pad integrated into the starboard-side of the stern, with a plush lounge opposite where guests can unwind with drinks and watch the sunset, perfect for guests to relax after a sumptuous meal.
The bridge deck aft is dominated by a helipad, and is an ideal relaxation space that comes fitted with a large raised Jacuzzi in the shade and two large sun pads, plus a bar. Above, the sundeck forward has a generous sun pad section as well as two L-shaped sofas to the aft which takes in uninterrupted views. The upper deck belongs to the Master suite and is laid out with sun pads, seating and a Bisazza mosaic tiled glass-walled Jacuzzi.
The beach club is likely to be the first guest space on board that they encounter. The layout contains sofas, a bar, TV and an oversized glass-walled gym created by Technogym that benefits from a fold-out terrace for fresh air and cool sea breezes. A large swim platform leads to a beach club with a bar and the salon is classically styled using a contemporary layout and materials to make the perfect environment for parties and celebrating special occasions. On either side of the staircases that link to the main deck aft, there is a port sauna and a starboard hammam with a cold-shower that reaches down to 5°C, and both areas have a private sea terrace.
The main deck hosts the majority of the guest accommodation, including a VIP stateroom in the bow, two twin cabins convertible to doubles and two double cabins, all of which have en-suite facilities and massive windows for comfortable and naturally lit environments. The main foyer takes up the central deck area and an elevator connects the decks.
The formal dining area seats up to 14 guests in spacious surroundings where columns in light wood panelling and original artwork give the area a unique quality that separates it from the aft salon while sharing the same open-plan space. The salon itself uses neutral tones and burnished and smooth metals to play with the natural light coming in through the expansive windows running the length of the room.
On the upper deck, the full-beam Master suite takes up the front section of the layout and contains a private studio/media room, walk-in wardrobe and massive en-suite bathroom. The island bed receives 180° views from forward floor-to-ceiling windows. The bow is a private outdoor space for the occupants of the Master suite to use and contains seating, sun pads and a Bisazza mosaic tiled glass-walled Jacuzzi.
Behind the Master suite the expansive sky lounge is designed for entertaining large numbers of guests and there are two L-shaped sofas plus armchairs and tables for resting drinks from the forward bar. There are two games tables to add to the entertainment options.
The interiors offer a strong contrast with the exterior. Featuring a modern, minimalist and warm ambiance, the interiors were designed with extensive use of natural materials assembled in a way that the décor would offer great balance and modernity, while also being timeless and understated. As a result, all the marble used in the yacht, with the exception of the onyx, has a satin finish. Most of the wood is also satin finished while it is highlighted with high-gloss Macassar ebony.
The TANKOA SOLO S701 superyacht is a technical marvel of the sea, with gorgeous looking exterior lines, and a truly impeccable interior that is sure to wow the crowd.
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