Leeward Villa

Private villa, 547 sq m

Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies

The view across the pool back towards the house
The view across the pool back towards the house

Working in collaboration with Coast Architects, we have been designing this five-bedroom villa and two-bedroom guest house in the Leeward area of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Drawing on a contemporary Caribbean style, the villa employs deep overhanging eaves and pergolas to provide shade from the sunshine, while the doors and windows are orientated to take advantage of the prevailing winds across the site. The guest house sits to the rear of the site atop a double garage and store. In front of the living area and main bedrooms is a two-part swimming pool, with a shallow area for small children and sun loungers and a deeper area for swimming, across from which is a cabana, fire pit and barbecue area.

The house is predominantly clad in white render, with a Wallaba shingle roof. A flat-roofed native stone-clad slot containing a cantilevered staircase sits between a two-storey bedroom wing and the main central open plan living area. This slot extends out across the front of the garage and guest house and along the ground as a timber path. Internally fabric wallpaper and white painted walls are paired with natural materials such as a warm grey stone floor, and dark timber trims and cabinetry.

The project has been submitted for a Building Permit, and we are progressing with the tender and construction information.

Perspective looking back at the house through the staircase slot
Perspective looking back at the house through the staircase slot
Concept models showing the design development
Concept models showing the design development
Concept sketches of potential relationships between the separate roofs
Concept sketches of potential relationships between the separate roofs