BEACH HOUSE

 

LOCATION: HARBOUR ISLAND, BAHAMAS

SIZE: 6,700 sf

STATUS: PERMITTING

 

This project is located on a deep beachfront lot with more than 70 mature palms on the site and topography that slopes up towards the dune. Conceptually, we wanted the project to embody the universal idea of walking down the boardwalk to the beach. The buildings were designed as individual pavilions, pushed out to the far edges of the property. This strategy allowed us to maintain an unobscured path through the site that rises up and over the top of the dune, offering a climatic sense of arrival. The building complex is like a small acropolis, positioned at the highest elevation of the site, with the master suite and a large outdoor room both fronting the ocean.

Given the long and narrow nature of the lot, separate guest cottages were located on the lower part of the site, designed to take in the jungle views.