Estate in the Caribbean

Estate in the Caribbean
Charleston, Nevis, West Indies

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Description
A 4,000-square-foot, one-story, concrete-frame with concrete-block infill, stucco-clad, “Bermuda”-roof, three-bedroom home with gazebo, swimming pool, caretaker’s cottage, motor court, subterranean cistern, stables, and restored ruins.

Approach
A couple based in New York owned an 80-acre property that had been in his family for many generations and wanted an estate which was sensitive to the local aesthetic. The design has geometries typical of sugar plantations, with a large biaxially-symmetrical “main house” house for the living spaces and flanking subordinate wings holding sleeping quarters. A raised, centrally-located terrace features a swimming pool with an “infinity” edge that blends with the Caribbean Sea beyond.