LE SERENO

SAINT BARTHELEMY - WEST INDIES, 2004

At St Barth, three private villas sit on top a grassy hillside overlooking the Caribbean. The two-story homes are oriented to maintain privacy from one another. Built into a rugged hillside overlooking the Caribbean, the villas hewed to a relative traditional but streamlined contemporary aesthetic, with slightly pitched roofs that don’t register as strongly as the clean horizontal lines of the Ipe wood siding, decks, banisters and trellises wrapping the villas.

The architecture, like St Barth itself, melds European sophistication with a relaxed Caribbean spirit. It’s urbane sophistication tempered to the tropics. Expanses of sliding glass doors open the lofty living-dining room to stunning views and complex façade systems including motorized shutters or movable slatted-wood screens in front of these 

 
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