Putting a contemporary twist on a colonial style
One of the advantages of buying a home at Royal Westmoreland is that buyers have the opportunity and freedom to build their definition of a dream home on the exclusive estate.
Existing designs can be tweaked, or on some parts of the estate, owners can build a distinctive home to their own design and specification.
Taking shape on a prime location on the estate, at 1 Begonia Drive, is a new style of villa that has a put a sleek contemporary spin on the traditional Barbadian colonial design.
The luxury four bedroom villa is on one of the highest parts of the estate and has spectacular views down the 11th fairway to the ocean. The traditional shapes of arches and curved windows have been replaced by more angular lines, squared-off windows and glass balustrades around the terraces and balconies. And instead of the traditional coral rendering on the exterior walls, which often ages over time, a locally manufactured wall finish is being used that will maintain the external appearance for years to come. Traditional wooden windows and doors have been replaced with aluminium for the exterior part keeping wood on the interiors only. The doors leading out onto the balconies and terraces will be ‘La Contina’ bi-folding doors that will maximise the light on the inside and create wide openings, through which the cooling breezes can flow.
As well as changing the aesthetic look of the villa, the changes will make for easier maintenance and reduce costs over the longer term.
There are a number of adjacent plots available for sale at Begonia Rise with prices starting from US$1.1 million for a 26,845 sq. ft plot to US$1.25 million for a 29,934 sq. ft plot.