The entrance of the home leads into Zarebski's office. It was a conscious choice to make the ground floor Zarebski's work space to take advantage of the home’s fabulous views on the higher floors from the living areas. The space combines a Victorian aesthetic with contemporary accents. The dark green walls and large crystal chandelier play off the glass desk and modern furnishings, such as the iconic Eames aluminium desk chairs and the bright orange cashmere Eero Saarinen Womb Chair and footstool. The goal was to maintain a balance between classical and contemporary design, while making a bold and dramatic statement. “I love drama,” Zarebski says. “What I find most important is to mix styles and try to create a balance.” Lighting was an integral part of the home’s design, and was used to enhance the features of the rooms and to bring the different colors into play. “Though the green is very dark, I balanced it with a lot of white and soft wood, and the lighting brings it all out even more,” Zarebski says.The office features a custom-made built-in library and custom sliding doors which lead into a room that is used as a meeting and presentation area. The space also functions as a guest bedroom, and opens out onto a back patio
and a 1,000 square meter communal garden.A lift from the ground floor goes to the kitchen and the rooftop terrace, making transporting groceries easy.