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River Yacht Club/Dashi


“Growing up in France around 13th-century castles, I learned the importance of preserving rather than demolishing,” says designer and owner Stephane Dupoux, who sought to blend the old with the new by leaving the facade in its original condition. With his firm, Dupoux Design, the designer created a sophisticated minimalist aesthetic for the interior. The indoor/outdoor, multilevel, 39,000-square-foot, 700-seat River Yacht Club features three kitchens, two fine-dining restaurants with private dining spaces, a VanDutch-branded rooftop lounge, a bar and a courtyard inspired by Mediterranean amphitheaters. Neutral and earth tones are accented with deep blue-and-white nautical stripes throughout the spaces, while trellises adorned with brightly colored plants provide shade from the elements as most of the seating is outdoors. The outdoor floors are a mix of wood decking, recycled pavers, grass and stones. Interchangeable aluminum banquettes from the VanDutch Yachts collection adorn the Lounge. Most of the furniture throughout the club was custom designed for the space, including fishermen-inspired barstools. A wide range of mixed media and visual arts features many world-renowned artists, such as Manuel Martí Moreno and Paul Amundaraín. Located inside RYC, Dashi features a fine-dining Japanese menu. Dashi has an outdoor garden, while inside, nearly every seat offers riverfront views through floor-to-ceiling windows and retractable sliding-glass doors. Photos courtesy of River Yacht Club

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