This new Palm Beach house is reminiscent of British Colonial houses found in the Caribbean and other tropical locations. It has an English terra-cotta tile roof, lattice work, Chinese Chippendale railings and the use of louvered shutters- all elements are consistent with houses of that era found in tropical places.
The entire house is made up of masses that are 1 room deep; allowing for abundant natural light, cross ventilation and enhanced views of the ocean and gardens. The numerous porches and loggias offer shelter from the heat of the day, but don’t deter the light, air and views from flowing freely through the structure.
The entrance sequence is designed to heighten the arrival experience visually and auditorily- elegant gardens and fountains greet you and lead you to an elliptical arched entry which opens into the stair hall. This hall passes through a transverse hallway which is narrow and detailed with round arches. This creates a contrast between the primary axis and secondary axis end to end. This hallway leads you to an expansive view of the ocean and beach, surrounded by beautiful gardens and outdoor living spaces.