As summer rises in Boston, our construction progress continues to accelerate in St. Kitts, whose splendid tropical allure is as welcome as ever (even if it is no longer quite such a necessary respite from the harsh New England winter). Our most recent trip to the West Indies coincided with a visit from our client—her first in several months due to the often prohibitively long journey from Russia. She was thrilled to see the house taking shape, looking more than ever like the vision we worked together to pin down on paper over the past few years.
Roofs clad in remarkable Ludowici tile are well underway, continuing to provide an understated complement to the lush tropical environs. (For more of this unbeatable view, see our blog post from February here.) As always, our design philosophy underscores highlighting the existent beauty of the site, rather than competing with it, to create a home that interacts with and responds to its environment.
On the lower levels, custom Russian stone manages to divert the gaze from the Caribbean skyline with its saturated hues of azure blue, emerald green, and warm gold. The mosaic to adorn the pool (pictured below with interior stone) consists entirely of tiles expertly cut using a CNC machine for the highest degree of precision.
Progress on the villa reminds us that this will represent a landmark project for Christophe Harbour. Refined European detailing intertwines with Caribbean sensibilities for a unique aesthetic that draws equally from our client’s culture, the natural beauty of the surroundings, and our global range of architectural influences.