PROPERTY TYPE A contemporary, colonial-style house.
SPACE Living room, gazebo/second living room, dining room, kitchen, three bedrooms, four bathrooms and a swimming pool
LOCATION St Barts, West Indies
Split over three levels to accommodate the slope it's built on, this fabulous home has all the verandas and shutters a fan of Caribbean architecture could ask for. First and foremost, however, this is a place for the owners to unwind.
High ceilings, large expanses of glass and pale surfaces maximise light. The dining room is set up so that guests can marvel at the view. Numbered cushions on the seats is a personal touch, while huricane lamps will provide twinkling candlelight during the evening.
The mahogany dining table, designed by a friend of the owners, was made locally, but try BoConcept for a similar design.
The master bedroom is strongly defined by straight lines and a monochromatic palette, with antique Chines cabinets adding warmth. Individually, the framed mirrors either side of the bed would be merely practical, but in multiple they are a bold statement. The increased reflection bounces light around the bedroom, making it appear larger.
This tile-clad ensuite wet room is formed of all pure, clean lines to create a calming ambience. Theres no bath, though, as there isnt enough water on St Barts.
The sanitaryware and taps were bought in America, but try Aston Matthews for similar. The Chinese cabinet came from Green Square in Copenhagen. Putney Tiles sells plain white tiles. For a square mirror, see John Lewis.
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