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This ideally situated property is located at the southern tip of Virgin Gorda above the famous Baths. Sea views are available from the Atlantic in the east to the Sir Francis Drake Channel, Tortola, and sunsets in the west. The land is dramatically strewn with the enormous boulders that are such a notable feature of the southern part of the island. Shops, restaurants, and the large yacht harbor operated by Little Dix Bay, a luxury resort, are a short drive away in the small village of Spanish Town. There are five exceptionally beautiful beaches within walking distance. They offer soft white sand, clear azure water, and great snorkeling. This property has a unique private access to the Baths beach. An unusually large property for the area, this 5.4 acres (approx) offers a rare opportunity to own some of the most naturally spectacular real estate available anywhere. The property has been improved with an extensive infrastructure including systems for water catchment as well as connection to public water supply. Mature trees, its location nestled among boulders, and undeveloped "buffer zones" of property contribute to a luxurious sense of privacy. The open lawn area with views of the Caribbean and Atlantic and caressed by steady, gentle trade winds presents a significant investment opportunity for high-end development. Integrated into the landscape is a dramatic swimming pool built into a corral of boulders incorporating a cave and waterfall feature. An ecologically sensitive villa opens to gentle trade winds with a great room paved in smooth black stones. Three rustically elegant separate bed bath pavilions linked by garden pathways orbit the great room. A wooden walkway blazes a trail through enormous boulders and primeval-looking vegetation to the Baths beach. Along the way are places to take in the breathtaking view of Sir Francis Drake Channel. The villa enjoys a high rate of occupancy as a weekly vacation rental. A second villa occupies another area of the property. A two-story plantation style "grand cottage" comprising 3600 square feet with wrap around porches on both floors offers cozy, airy comfort and charm.
Located within a well-established residential area in Tortola, this exceptional Caribbean estate is on 5.25 acres of hillside land at an elevation of 1,100 feet above sea level. Shannon House is ideally located in the center of the island with the beaches of the North Shore and Road Town, all within a short driving distance. A winding driveway appointed with tall palm trees greets you as you enter the estate grounds. Stone steps lead from a parking area to the main house, which together with the master bedroom cottage and swimming pool terraces form the central feature of the estate. Once in the estate mature tropical landscapes, lush gardens and colorful fragrant fruit trees surround you. The residence, which was built in 1980, has approximately 5,500 square feet of indoor space. It has been expertly designed around many boulders found on the home site. The estate consists of a main house with a large living and dining room, fully fitted kitchen, and two guest bedrooms. Automatic shutters open the lounge and dining areas to breathtaking north- western views. The mezzanine floor overlooks the lounge and dining areas and provides a comfortable entertainment room. The central building in this estate is accented by a dramatic two-tier swimming pool along with extensive terraces. The master bedroom cottage is connected to the main house by a stone walkway and has direct access to the swimming pool. Two spacious guest cottages were added in 1990 and are situated at a lower elevation to the east of the main house. To the rear of the property is a self-contained caretaker's cottage with an additional full bedroom suite below. The Shannon House is set in a commanding position with the utmost privacy and incredible sunset views. The extraordinary architectural design and character sets this British Virgin Islands estate apart from many others. MAIN HOUSE The central living area of the main house is the perfect place to take in the beautiful island panoramic vista. The main house is comprised of three levels; the lower guest bedrooms and the main and upper living area. Access to the building from the car park to the rear is on two levels with the lower entrance leading to the main living area. Steps lead from here to the pool terrace, down to the lower bedrooms and to the two guest cottages. The upper entrance foyer provides access to the living area along with a path leading to the master bedroom suite. The home was constructed in 1980 with concrete and rendered concrete block under an exposed timber beam roof covered with Brazilian hardwood shingles. Mexican Saltillo tile covers the floors in the main house, master bedroom and guest cottage # 1. MAIN LEVEL 1,285 sf Living/Dining Areas The living and dining area opens up with a double height ceiling. Windows to the front of the living area offer northwestern views towards Jost van Dyke. Automatic mahogany shutters enclose the bays for security and protection against the weather. The main house features the natural boulders found on the land, which are built into the house with expert design. Kitchen The fully appointed kitchen is located adjacent to the main living area and is accessible from the dining area. The kitchen features a center island, commercial size stove, refrigerator and freezer along with ceramic tile countertops. Bathroom A full bathroom is also located on this level and is adjacent to the lower entrance. UPPER LEVEL 511 sf Stairs lead to the upper level entrance foyer where a small bridge connects the foyer to the gallery situated on top of the central kitchen core. Gallery This informal living area is located above the kitchen and overlooks the living and dining areas. It is currently used as a media/entertainment room. LOWER LEVEL 746 sf This spacious suite is situated beneath the main living area and is accessed from the lower deck area adjacent to the pool terrace. It includes two bedrooms a full bathroom, and a living area off one of the bedrooms. Bedroom The striking feature of this 13' x 13' guest bedroom is a large boulder forming one wall. It is an example of how the natural features of the site have been successfully incorporated into the architecture. French doors open onto a deck area. Living/bedroom This room combines a living room and a bedroom, which is currently used as an office. There is corridor which leads to the bathroom shared by the two bedrooms. MASTER BEDROOM COTTAGE 674 sf Located south of the main living area, the master bedroom cottage is accessed from the upper level of the main house via a path finished in local stone. The building mirrors the architectural design and detail of the main house and consists of a bedroom, upper living area, bathroom, and walk-in closet. The central split-level room (236 sf) comprises of a bedroom on the lower level with sliding glass doors opening onto a balcony with timber steps down to the swimming pool. The upper level has been designed as a study area with a built-in desk. The bathroom suite features a twin basin set in a vanity and a sunken bath. GUEST COTTAGE #1 879 sf This two-story guest cottage/caretaker's cottage is located approximately 100 feet north of the main living area. You may access the cottage via a beautiful stone path to the rear of the building. This cottage features an upper and lower bedroom suite together with a laundry and storage room. The upper level has a spacious open bedroom, living area and kitchenette with en-suite bathroom. Sliding glass doors lead to a private balcony. A laundry/storage room located at this level. The lower bedroom suite provides an en-suite bathroom also with a balcony. GUEST COTTAGES #2 and #3 619 sf each Guest Cottages 2 and 3 were built in 1991. Identical in size and design as guest cottage 1, the two cottages each offer a walk around covered balcony, bathroom with sunken shower area and dressing room. They boast marble floors, mahogany window and door frames. The cottages feature Brazilian hardwood decking and cathedral ceilings with exposed timber beams under a clay tiled roof. The bathrooms have marbled surfaces throughout with double sinks and sunken shower area. POOLS AND TERRACES The swimming pool consists of two levels, which are connected by a waterfall and waterslide along with large boulders incorporated into the design. Both the pool and terraces take advantage of the views along the north coast of Tortola to St. Thomas and Jost van Dyke. The pool is accessed from the main house with terraces at each pool level. The partially covered upper terrace has steps leading to the mid-terrace level. An enclosed bar is located at the west end of the terrace along with a temperature controlled wine cellar. Steps lead down from here to the lower terrace provides an ideal area for lounging and entertaining. The land surrounding this beautiful British Virgin Islands house has been attractively landscaped with terraces, stone steps and pathways flowing between the home. The original paths from the main house to master bedroom, guest cottage # 1 and car park are all stone finished with stonewalls. The steps connecting the main house to guest cottages 2 & 3 are coral stone finished. Mature trees remain throughout the developed area to retain privacy and shade. The estate sits on the southeast area of the home site, while approximately 3.75 acres remain undeveloped. SERVICES The home is on BVI Electricity with back-up generator Water: By roof catchment of rainwater to cisterns below the house with a capacity of approximately 80,000 gallons. Grey water system (approx. 25,000 gallons) Drip irrigation system Gas: by cylinder for cooking purposes Sewerage: to septic tank Cable Telephone Wireless Internet connection
*PRICE REDUCED!*This beautiful 4 bedroom home with a pool is located on the ridgetop between Cane Garden Bay and Brewer's Bay, with simply breathtaking vistas in both directions. The location provides the best of all worlds with easy access to Tortola's best beaches and only a ten minute drive back into Road Town. There's lost of Island Home charm about the house. The Great Room is situated to make the most of the hilltop breezes and is wrapped by a generous covered terrace. It leads onto a newly renovated , very spacious and well equipped kithen. The terrace surrounds an enchanting pool set amongst the rocks whihc is powered by a solar powered pump so very low maintenance costs. The bedrooms are situated in pods, each with their own ensuite bathroom. The Master bedroom has a large walk in closet and laundry facilities. The two Guest cottages are very private and each has its own private balcony from which guests can enjoy the views. There's a also a delightful stand alone cottage with full kitchen, lounge, bathroom, bedroom and terrace. Underneath is a very spacious workshop. With plenty of storage, solar hot water heaters, and plenty of storage space (there's another large room beneath the Master bedroom), this welcoming island home would work well as a vacation home or as a permanent residence.
We are delighted to offer this entirely unique Estate for sale. Named after a Swahili expression which translates as 'Hurry, hurry is no blessing', Baraka Point is situated on the west coast of Virgin Gorda on one of the island's most spectacular snorkeling beaches with unparalleled ocean, island and sunset views. Baraka Point has been successfully operated as an exclusive private retreat since its completion in the early 2000s. Designed with the most discerning of travellers in mind, Baraka Point captures the colours of the Caribbean and sets them against hard woods, sumptuous handmade silks and ethnic furnishings from Indonesia, India & China to create a unique blend of styles. A serpentine path winds through two acres of tropical gardens, out of which rise the 12,000 square foot villa's distinctive copper-peaked pavilions with five king-size ocean view suites and an additional four small children's bedrooms. A fourth, larger pavilion incorporates the spacious living, dining and entertainment areas of the villa while the Spa and Games Room occupy a two further pavilions. Baraka Point offers an extraordinary opportunity to own a piece of world-renowned Virgin Gorda, recently voted one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the Caribbean by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine. I don't think anyone does sand-between-your-toes laid back luxury better than Baraka Point... NR New York, NY (January, 2008) We have rented villas in other countries, but Baraka Point is incomparable in its attention to detail, its charm, and the unique blending of upscale resort amenities together with the personalized service and privacy offered by a luxury residence. The K Family, New Jersey (March, 2009) As a Sunday Times journalist put it when asked what he loved best about Baraka Point...the view...the view...the view... DW, London, England Baraka Point's secluded location, stylish design, resort amenities and exceptional staff set it apart from other properties in the BVI. MB, Los Angeles, California (June 2009) Baraka Point is.....ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! I can't begin to describe everything and do it justice...the views, beaches, snorkeling, massages and sunsets. Oh, and did I mention the food?! The chefs prepared meals that looked and tasted like they were out of Bon Appetite and the ambience at dinner was simply stunning. Not one of us was ready to leave on Monday...if it hadn't been booked we would have stayed longer! WT, Montana, USA
Nanny Cay Village is Tortola's flagship marina located within a natural basin on the south side of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. A thriving and bustling community marina, it has berths for 180 yachts, a hotel with forty-two luxurious apartments, tennis courts, a large swimming pool, restaurants and a spa. And the list is growing. Thirty-two luxury waterfront townhouses were recently completed and all sold on a private waterway with access to Sir Francis Drake Channel. These two and three-bedroom townhouses blend classic Caribbean architecture with the latest in European design concepts and standards. Luxury Living This exciting new townhouse development offers a combination of contemporary living with modern design. Each townhouse incorporates a stylish interior, together with sleek and modern appliances. We are now delighted to offer a three bedroom, fully furnished townhouse for resale. The ocean and island views from the third floor master bedroom suite are spectacular and uninterrupted. The unit is less than five years old and is being sold complete with its very comfortable, tasteful modern furnishings. Park your boat (up to 24') on the dock adjacent to the home and your larger yacht in the marina. The townhouse is offered freehold, together with a comprehensive support service provided by Nanny Cay Marina. Benefits include; full access to the Hotel's facilities, oceanfront swimming pool and beach, restaurants, supermarket, together with the assurance of a back up generator to ensure permanent on-site power and access to the Marinas desal water system. Nanny Cay offers one of the most competitive, entirely optional rental programs in the BVI. Managed by the Nanny Cay hotel, its designed to be as simple as possible. This is a completely turnkey offer. As a homeowner, you will be located within easy walking distance of two Restaurants, a Beauty Spa and local Supermarket. Road Town, is only a short drive away. It goes without saying that the crime rate is very low within the community, but for that extra piece of mind, Nanny Cay provides a 24-hour security service for all residents. Why Nanny Cay Village? As a homeowner, you will enjoy a relaxed lifestyle with unlimited access to the delights of the Sir Francis Drake Channel, neighboring islands and the Caribbean Sea.
Situated in the exclusive Shannon Estate on Tortola, this beautiful secluded villa offers breath-taking views of the northern Virgin Islands. The villa is nestled on 1.6 pristine acres, and offers a main house with a huge master bedroom with his and hers en-suite bathrooms and shared bath, private balcony and incredible views; a 2nd large en suite bedroom which opens onto the terrace and garden; gorgeous extensive living area with delightful upstairs open-plan landing; dining room; office and modern kitchen. The living area opens onto a terrace with an infinity pool and lush gardens. There is also a guest apartment with one bedroom, bathroom, living area and kitchenette, and its own private balcony. The villa is secluded, with lots of parking and a private driveway, and has plenty of lovely woodwork and decks, high ceilings, and has beautiful wooden furniture and modern appliances. With over 3,000 square feet of living space, there is plenty of room to find your own quiet space in this serene, private and contemporary home.
Nestled amongst the boulders for which Virgin Gorda is famous, within the Princess Quarters Residential Estate, Casablanca was designed and built by a couple that has spent over 30 years managing one of the BVI's most luxurious private Estate Homes. What is clear from the design and finish quality of Casablanca is that they learned a thing or two along the way! Their home is absolutely stunning. Its a cliche but the moment you enter this delightful property, not only does the view take your breath away, so too does the incredible intention to detail and quality of almost everything about this home. The owners picked the spot with good reason. Experience taught them that this lot, which is just under half an acre, benefits from a great breeze, complete privacy and truly expansive views. It is also only five minutes from Virgin Gorda's most spectacular sandy beaches, the Baths, and virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour where they keep their boat, do their banking and stop up on groceries. Speaking of which, there's even a dumb waiter leading from the spotless garage ( its frustratingly well organised all the time!) directly to the kitchen so no lugging groceries up the stairs. In its entirety the home comprises approximately 3,400 square feet of interior space and around 2,300 square feet of covered and open-air terraces. On the upper, main living level, the entranceway leads to a spacious open plan living, kitchen and dining area, which in turn leads onto a very large shaded pool deck, with outdoor dining area, shaped for the most part from the sun. It really is difficult to truly blend indoor/outdoor living any better than it ha been done here. Infinity edge pools were created for locations just like this! From in the pool, it really creates a delightful illusion that it carries on into the sea beyond. On the same level is an exceptionally spacious master bedroom suite with large master bathroom featuring double sinks and well though out walk in closets. On this level there is also an office and,just off the kitchen, a very useful larder. Featuring a magnificent timber countertop, the kitchen further benefits from European styling and top notch appliances. The lower level comprises two guest bedrooms, with ensuite bathrooms sharing a covered terrace equipped with a kitchenette and surrounded by lush garden greenery. A beautiful new pool and pool deck have just been completed. What is effectively a self contained apartment provides guests and owners alike with plenty of privacy and can be accessed via its own separate driveway. Also down below there is garage/workshop (did we mention how annoyingly tidy and well organised it is?!) a store/tool room, and small but well equipped gym. The very well established tropical gardens are nothing short of exquisite. Many of the plantings, such the magnificent Royal Palms, were grown by the owners from seed before construction of the home had even begun. A desire to create the 'tropical jungle look' rather than manicured beds, was the inspiration and the result is captivating.
Sage Mountain Villa - 3 bedrooms, pool and Michael Arneborg design
Welcome to Sage Mountain Villa, a delightful home on the West End of Tortola, with gorgeous views, breezes and a lovely pool along with 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms arranged over 2 floors. The house was created by the well-known BVI architect Michael Arneborg. Integration of architecture, landscape and interior design was his fundamental approach. Michael Arneborg was widely considered to have been the premiere architect of fine family homes on Tortola, in the West Indian style. Set in a half acre of beautifully, tropical landscaped property, Sage Mountain Villa enjoys sweeping ocean vistas and captivating ever changing views of the sea and islands beyond. Beautifully designed to have the character and aesthetics of a West Indian home, the 3000+ square feet house would work well as both a vacation home or rental and a permanent residence. It is arranged over 2 floors with a lovely flow and interior design that also incorporates some very practical comforts to enhance the luxurious experience: - air conditioned bedrooms, - mosquito screens throughout , - comfortable contemporary kitchen and bathroom fittings throughout, - high quality floors and hurricane shutters - Year Built 2010: high quality construction, reinforced concrete with 6 inch walls and cinder block, hurricane shutters. - Floors: Mexican Tile throughout. and - salt water swimming pool and house water purification / filtration system Open and appealing, Sage Mountain Villa entry level has soaring cathedral ceilings, with a grand, attractive great room and dining area. Screened glass sliders open out to the front balcony and the splendid covered West Indian veranda. The well thought out flow of rooms assures privacy and convenience for a vacationing party of up to six. The spacious fully equipped kitchen opens to the veranda pool area. Flowing Quartz counter-tops, dishwasher and an array of modern appliances are in a light and bright setting with a fantastic view of the Sir Frances Drake Channel. A convenient half bath is tucked just around the entry foyer and a full laundry is available adjacent the kitchen. The air conditioned master bedroom with cathedral ceiling is spacious and airy. It resides on the main level in privacy away from the central activity of the home. Through screened glass sliders, it opens up to the front balcony where picturesque vistas will capture much attention. The ensuite master bath is finished in stone travertine and has an over-sized walk-in shower. A staircase leads around to the lower level and there are two large, bright air conditioned bedrooms each with an ensuite full bath in stone travertine. Screened glass sliders open out to a glorious colonnade surrounded by a captivating array of colorful floral, Caribbean plantings and more dramatic Vistas. Teak and wicker furniture accented with bright color enhance the Caribbean flair. The home is wired for Wi-Fi, cable TV, an audio system and local phone. With high cathedral ceilings, the inviting covered veranda looks out to the sea and enjoys the fresh trade wind breezes. It is conveniently accessed from the kitchen and living room. Just beyond the veranda is a gorgeous expansive coral stone sun terrace with a sparkling salt water pool system and lounges to help soak up the sun. This is a wonderful and relaxing setting for island time activities and casual dining. The house is set on an elevation of 450 feet and is located in Romney Park in the West End of Tortola, an area that has become one of the most upscale sections of Tortola. Along with yacht chartering and supplying, there is interesting shopping available in Soper's Hole Marina. The ferry terminal to US Virgin Islands is just a ten minute drive away. The West End area also has many fine restaurants. The island's most popular beaches are just a short drive; Long Bay Beach, Smuggler's Cove, Cane Garden and others. Coldwell Banker BVI is delighted to be the Exclusive Listing agents for Sage Mountain Villa. Let us show you this beautiful BVI home today!
Frenchman's Cay, an island connected to the popular west end of Tortola via a small bridge, is home to Sopers Hole Marina and one of the BVI's most exclusive and secure gated residential communities. Here can be found some of the BVI's most luxurious homes and Frenchman's Paradise, a newly constructed four bedroom home, raises the bar. Let's first consider the view. Quite simply, it is unbeatable. Imagine sitting on the covered balcony, only moments from the water's edge, looking out over the graceful sailboats anchored in the Marina and on to Steele Pointe, the islands of Little Thatch, Great Thatch and Jost Van Dyke and then on to St Thomas in the distance. Imagine, also, the glorious sunsets... The style of the home is best described as contemporary Caribbean, combining West Indian charm with modern state of the art finishes and clean lines. No expense has been spared in the construction of this home which features lots of natural local stonework. The custom mahogany doors are of the highest quality and the cabinets and other millwork throughout are first class. Plenty of outdoor covered deck space ensures you can enjoy the vistas and cooling breezes with plenty of shade. On the entry level, you will find a spacious kitchen, which will be equipped to the most exacting professional culinary standards, leading on to an open plan, light and airy lounge area. Also on this level is the Master Suite with a generously spaced Master Bedroom, walk in closet and even more generous Master Bathroom which includes both indoor and outdoor showers. The outdoor shower, crafted from natural stone walls provides another lovely private nook from which to enjoy those stunning views. On the lower level can be found two Guest Suites, equally generous in their proportions and with spacious en suite bathoroms. Both ensure privacy and yet more fantastic views. All the bedrooms benefit from central air conditioning. On the intermediate level is a fourth bedroom and bathroom which may alternatively be utilised as an office, small gym or media room. Out on the terrace , the pool is a unique oval shape with an infinity edge all the way round and plenty of tiled deck space to spread out, relax and watch the sailboats drift by. On the practical end, the home provides lots of storage space and power is ensured through the latest in solar powered back up generators. The location of the home is such that it cannot be seen from any of the neighboring homes and first class, tropical landscaping will be designed to ensure the privacy of owners and guest alike. A highly rated Property Management company is on hand to take care of your home and all the needs of your family and guests. Frenchman's Cay is also a very easy place to get to. Jump on the plane in New York early in the morning and you can be in your home , relaxing by the pool by early afternoon the same day. Leave your yacht in the capable hands of one of several competent management companies at Sopers Hole Marina and it can be ready and waiting for you upon your arrival.
Tim Peck, BVI resident for over 20 years and Chairman of OBMI, leading firm of Architects in the BVI and Caribbean, designed this home on spec based upon his preferred lifestyle "...open, free-flowing, clean and modern, and thoroughly respectful of location and context." The result is a comfortably scaled, contemporary Caribbean home. Making the most of the location's spectacular views, it provides all the benefits of a manageable luxury condo with the privacy and pride of ownership of stand alone villa. - Completed October 2010 - 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms - Pool with swim jet and fibreoptics - Underwater sound system - Crestron multi zone audio system - Lutron, energy efficient, lighting system - Insulated energy efficient structure - European appliances When designing his own house, where does an architect begin? After 30 years designing homes for clients in the BVI, Tim Peck, Chairman of OBMI, understands the essential ingredients of a Caribbean home. Tim and his wife Scottie are building three homes overlooking Ballast Bay and Cane Garden Bay-two for sale and one for themselves. "We set out to design the first of these homes based upon our preferred lifestyle: open, free-flowing, clean and modern, and thoroughly respectful of location and context," said Tim. The result is a comfortably scaled contemporary Caribbean home which makes the most of the location's spectacular views. Tim and Scottie endeavoured from the outset to preserve as much of the natural vegetation on the site as possible. They cleared the building zone themselves, working the location of the house and the access to the site in between the existing trees. "We were delighted that our contractors, Arthur and Eric, worked with us to minimise damage to the trees. Preserving the natural vegetation makes so much sense, in terms of limiting soil erosion and harmful runoff, and reducing future landscaping costs," Tim noted. The footprint of the house was kept simple to reduce site disturbance with the house stepping up three stories to accommodate the three bedrooms. Access is from the rear, slightly above mid level, with the house nestled in amongst the trees, keeping the visual impact of the three levels to a minimum. The approach from the uphill side means that the roof becomes a major visual feature. Tim and Scottie decided to opt for a neutral grey standing seam roof, reminiscent of the older traditional zinc-clad roofs with the simplicity of the lines complementing the stepped eaves and tall gable windows. The eaves were brought down low, to reduce the visual height externally, but internally the steep pitch of the roof and the exposed rafters enhance the volume of the bedroom spaces and allow for generous attic storage. Tim wanted to blur the boundaries between interior and exterior living where possible and opted for opening up the living area on two sides with pocketed sliding glass screens. With some structural gymnastics, the corner column was eliminated leaving the open corner appearing to defy gravity, bringing the swimming pool and water wall into the living space and completely opening up the living areas to the views. The living space is sleek and chic with travertine tiles flowing through to an open kitchen. A freestanding wood staircase to the upper bedrooms is a folded plate of butcher block dramatically cantilevered out from the living room wall. Stainless steel cables run through two levels of the house, passing through the edge of the staircase, offering a safe but creative alternative to the traditional stair balustrade. The effect offers an open sculptural solution for the vertical transition though the house. Tim and Scottie decided to paint the two master bedrooms' steeply pitched rafters and boarding white for a brighter, more contemporary feel. The dramatic lighting of the structure is further emphasized in the second master bedroom by the use of a large triangular gable window in the eaves. The bathroom has a double-ended bath with a view over Cane Garden Bay to Jost Van Dyke. Tim and Scottie were focused on designing a master bathroom with the ambience of a spa whilst maintaining the theme of outdoor living. The solution was to provide a wall of pocketing sliding glass panels opening up and an alfresco shower. The vanity cantilevers out in front of the wide opening, ensuring that the morning ablutions also take full advantage of the outdoor views. Overall, the house features generous internal and external spaces with a level of intimacy which respects their uses. The result is an interesting interpretation of an architect's design decisions for contemporary living in a Caribbean environment.