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Cayman Islands

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£1m to £1.99M

New Build

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Nicolas Tye Architects Ltd

The Long Barn Studio , Limbersey Lane , Maulden , BEDFORD , Bedfordshire , MK45 2EA

Located on the North side of the island, a 0.91 acre large site on Rum Point Drive in a less developed area of Grand Cayman. A sandy long stretched site located between public road and beach. Nicolas Tye Architects have been appointed to design and build two contemporary and luxury one off family homes setting a landmark for Rum Point enhancing the local area and island. The proposal consists of dividing the plot in two irregular shaped plots which will allow both land and homeowners to have a beach view from the house and vanishing edge pool. The landscape proposals are very minimalistic and location orientated, whereby vegetation is chosen to reflect plants and natural surfaces found on or next to the beach to minimise maintenance and water usage for watering. The houses are designed to give an impression of floating, like a boat on the sea. The ground level has generous openings so that it appears lighter in comparison with the upper level which features less glazing and a higher roof upstand. The entrance elevation is solid, closed from views from the public road and with an open entrance area. Side walls are angled at 11.5 degrees to create overhangs for design aesthetic and solar shading purposes. A roof terrace as party deck with covered bar and lounge area is proposed allowing for panoramic views around the island and sea. The Southeast facing elevation is mainly solid to protect from the sun, but the north-eastern elevation is open to the beach allowing for unspoiled views towards the sea.