Sitting on a ridge above the west coast of Barbados with dramatic views out to the ocean, Atelier House is a stunning Caribbean retreat. The design was conceptualized in close collaboration with the interior architect/owner, who has completed projects for discerning homeowners in London, France, Italy and Kenya.
The dramatic double-height living space maximizes the stunning views which extend beyond the outdoor terraces and pool across a mahogany tree-filled gully to the Caribbean Sea. In addition to the ground-level terraces and 32 x 27 ft. pool there is a large roof terrace and mezzanine-level study offering stunning views of the West Coast. The villa is surrounded by a half-acre of gardens featuring indigenous palms, lilies, bougainvillea and many flowering shrubs.
Atelier House has 4 spacious bedrooms. The upstairs master suite has a glazed balcony with views over the sea and a covered outdoor terrace for relaxing; the en suite bathroom features separate bath and shower facilities. The 3 guest bedrooms are all located on the ground floor. The en suite guest bedroom features an enclosed outdoor shower, while the 2 additional guest bedrooms share a bathroom.
The vacant 20,699 sq. ft. plot adjacent is also available for sale by request.
Interiors by Amanda Snow, London based interior designer.
All structural elements designed to withstand hurricane force winds.
Architect - London architecture with experience across the Caribbean.
Structural engineering - Alan Armstrong Associates. Local firm from Christ-Church, Barbados.
Design Engineers - Packman Lucas, London firm with a stellar record for innovative engineering design. Ron Packman is the chief engineer for Thomas Heatherwick - arguably one of the world’s most inventive designers.
Total gross covered area = 4,330 sq. ft.
Two kitchens imported from the UK, with worktops and island made of white granite. With one of Kitchens in the pavilion and the other at the rear of the villa
Electric hot water
Dedicated drying space for laundry
Furniture (by separate arrangement) includes one off pieces and contemporary classics by B&B Italia, Artemide, Jasper Morrison, Cassina and Ligne Roset.
POINTS OF INTEREST
Nikki Beach: located in St. Peter, spans 1.4 acres of pristine beachfront and features a restaurant, pool and beach club with oceanfront seating for up to 200 guests. Guest amenities include a valet service, seven catamaran-like lounges jutting out over the ocean, yacht dockage, water shuttle, ample parking, showers and changing rooms.
111 East: fast becoming known for the most delicious coffee and fresh teas, this little gem of a beach hut offers a laid back and uncomplicated setting with an amazing beach view. Patrons can enjoy cold beer and wine, local rum punch and to satisfy the hunger pangs, the Bar Bites Menu is available along with daily a specials menu with sandwiches and a charcuterie and cheese board.
Fisherman's pub: this is one of the best places on island to experience true ‘Bajan’ food, ranging from fish cakes, baked pork to pepperpot beef stew set within an authentic ‘rum shop’ design.
Arlington House: housed in a restored eighteenth century building, Arlington House is an interactive three-story museum that is both educational and engaging. Children in particular will love the interactive and audio visual features of the museum and the whole family will enjoy learning about Barbados' heritage.
Port St Charles Yacht Club: full service bar and restaurant, with a panoramic view of Port St. Charles beach along the West Coast; has been deservingly coined the phrase ‘Simply Paradise’.
Archer's Hall Design Centre: offering unique West Indian pieces within a 17th century showroom.
Speightstown Mall: this mall has a variety of stores ranging from a convenience store, clothing stores, Bank, art gallery, and fruit and vegetable vendors.
East Moon Restaurant: the only Chinese restaurant on the north of the island within a chattel house at reasonable prices.
Fish Pot Restaurant: dining at the Fish Pot restaurant located within Little Good Harbour is a fantastic way to experience the northern side of the country. Set in the small eighteenth-century fort at the water's edge, the restaurant is airy and informal, the restaurant offers a truly gourmet dining experience in delightful surroundings.
Banking Institutions: there are three banks available in Speightstown, these are Royal Bank of Canada, Republic Bank and First Caribbean International Bank.
Jordan’s Supermarket: providing all the items you need to make your stay feel at home.
Six Men’s Fish Market: a popular fish market provides a fresh variety of fish from Dolphin, Marlin, Tuna and, of course, Flying Fish. The market becomes alive on Friday night where the adjacent rum shop plays music and serves drink.
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