Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Architecture Wednesday: Allamanda

And here we have another house on another beach, though this one is on a private island in the Bahamas rather than clinging to the edge of California.

Allamanda is a one-of-a-kind home on the secluded island of Kamalame Cay and is elevated on stilts 14 feet above sea level, designed to maximize sweeping views and ocean breezes. Every space in the 3,175-square-foot, two-bedroom, three-bathroom home is designed to take in the beauty of the surrounding landscape, especially the large 1800 square foot covered porch and the home’s 150 feet of beachfront.

The porch has areas to dine, to socialize, to relax, to nap, all under cover with ceiling fans to enhance the natural ocean breezes.

The home’s two bedrooms—each with its own bathroom—are at opposite ends of the home; an outdoor shower outside the third bathroom provides a place to freshen up after an ocean swim.

The living, dining and kitchen, with soaring ceilings and bright white walls, sits in the center of the home and are open to that sea-facing veranda. It’s all very simple and clean and elegant and relaxing, and can be used as a private home, or as part of the resort on the island.

Residents can stay to themselves or enjoy access to the resort’s concierge services, culinary experiences—like wine-paired dining—and special events.

Personally, while I might enjoy a wine pairing feast, you’d have a hard time getting me off that porch to go anywhere.

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9 comments:

brewella deville said...

That slate looking tile with the b/w rectangular design is beautiful.

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

You had me at 'Bahamas'.
It's like paradise. I can't help and remember that Dave said that they need to bring EVERYTHING to the island by boat, so it probably costs a pretty penny.
The decor is fantastic. Super airy and well, beachy without being corny. Love.
Also, when I was in the coast of Texas, I saw many houses on fourteen and sixteen feet tall stilts. They looked like houses from fairy tales. Then I remembered the storms.

XOXO

Mistress Maddie said...

NOW THIS IS ME!!!!!!!! Everything!

Moving with Mitchell said...

I would definitely not turn it down!

the dogs' mother said...

My goodness, the views!!!
xoxo :-)

uptonking said...

This? I could put up with for a week. All that white? Things get dirty so quickly. Very nice house. And I love the ocean... sigh.

JP said...

It’s has that unmissable Caribbean vibe. Good choice!
JP

Bob said...

@Brewella
I love that tile. I want it for my bathroom!

@Six
I'm thinking that if I could afford this house, I could afford having things shipped in ...
xoxo

@Maddie
I saw all the white and thought, yeah, you and the houseboys would be a perfect fit.

@Mitch
Well, when I win the Lottery I'll buy it and you and SGF can have your own room!

@TDM
Sunrises and sunsets!

@upton
Damn, you're so practical. Have one of Maddie's houseboys be in charge of keeping the sand from being tracked inside!

@JP
It does scream island getaway for life, right?
xoxo

VRCooper said...

Love it all...Make sure I have good wifi and I am set...Also, as long as the town to pick-up provisions is under an hour away I am good...