Vaulted ceilings in the living room, along with numerous floor to ceiling, retracting glass doors, create a feeling of openness and provide 1800 views of the Pacific Ocean. Elegant, earthy finishes include the Santos mahogany floors and Egyptian limestone.
Architect: Edward Pitman Architects
Builder: Allen Constrruction
Photos: Jim Bartsch Photography
The architectural vocabulary draws upon British Colonial precedents in the West Indies with masonry-stucco walls, a standing seam metal hip roof with a kick at the eaves, a wooden balcony supported by wood brackets on the more public street facade, and a wooden gallery atop hefty masonry columns framed with wood brackets on the more private waterfront façade. These features have been developed and refined over hundreds of years to accommodate comfortable living in the Caribbean and have evolved into a living tradition of beautiful vernacular architecture that is, as a result, truly sustainable.
The covered outdoor spaces in conjunction with the protected courts, deep overhangs and operable wood shutters provide a sustainable home that respects the context and climate, maximizes energy-efficiency and minimizes environmental impact. The simple massing and layout of this house with its simple and flexible spaces can accommodate many different family types and lifestyles and can even change uses as market demands change over time. These characteristics together with a timeless elegance and beauty support the firmness, commodity and delight required for truly sustainable living.
This project combines high end earthy elements with elegant, modern furnishings. We wanted to re invent the beach house concept and create an home which is not your typical coastal retreat. By combining stronger colors and textures, we gave the spaces a bolder and more permanent feel. Yet, as you travel through each room, you can't help but feel invited and at home.
This open plan property in Kensington studios hosted an impressive double height living room, open staircase and glass partitions. The lighting design needed to draw the eye through the space and work from lots of different viewing angles
Photo by Tom St Aubyn
OPEN PLAN LIVING GROUND FLOOR | Private Villa, located on a strip of land within a protected lagoon and the Caribbean Sea, designed with a contemporary tropical flair to house traditional and eclectic pieces . . .