Nestled just 500 metres from St James coast stalwart, Sandy Lane, and south of Holetown, gracing the water’s edge lies The Villas at Beachlands, a defining new development that will take luxury living to new heights.
These four unprecedented residential villas include Villa Tamarindo, which takes its name from the original property on the site, and will be ready for the winter season 2017/18. Owing to its unique position, The Villas at Beachlands is the last development of this calibre along this fabled coastline of repute.
Life at Beachlands offers a holistic balance between indoor and outdoor living. Each residence within the enclave will benefit from access to a broad swathe of beach frontage and is surrounded by mature landscaped gardens, with 100-year-old mahogany trees and re-introduced indigenous flora and fauna.
Designed by the grande dame of Caribbean architecture, Larry Warren, Villa Tamarindo in entirety is designed to seamlessly blend with the ecology surrounding it and to frame the view beyond. The living spaces spill onto the expansive terrace and from there the pool beyond, which, due to its elevated position, looks to blend with the azure Caribbean waters, whilst affording absolute privacy.
A sprawling 13,174 sq ft and set within its own, private plot, the villa offers flexible living accommodation and comprises of five bedrooms, with majestic master suite, high specification chef’s kitchen and standout great room for entertaining and relaxing. The villa is a fusion of styles. In the architecture there are nods to the classic plantation houses, whilst at the same time featuring contemporary twists, and elegant statements throughout.
The interior was designed by AQA Studios, and craftsman and experts have worked tirelessly on Villa Tamarindo with each element of the property having been carefully considered. There is a subtly to its luxury. Adopting a recurring theme with pops of deep navy, the property uses statement wooden accents, tailored furniture and lighting to create a polished, tranquil overall aesthetic. The floors throughout are a combination of rolled cedar and ivory stone. In the bedrooms AQA has used a warming and transcendent deep oak, hand laid wooden flooring, reminiscent of the more traditional, grand residences on the island, giving Villa Tamarindo an understated current of sophistication.
Larry Warren, principle of Larry Warren Architects commented: “Beachlands is all about its location, and Villa Tamarindo specifically is all about timeless elegance, with clean lines and wide views to the beautiful seascape. The villa’s layout makes for easy living, designed for multi-generational families, or friends and family, the design gives privacy to the two wings at bedroom level.
“One of the most exciting aspects of this project for me was the view; you always experience the view when walking through the house. The aesthetics is a refinement of our traditional classical vernacular and we’ve paid special attention to proportion and scale framing the wonderful views of the Caribbean.”
The 44ft swimming pool and terrace stretches the length of the rear of the property and is an aqua gateway to the shore and sea beyond. Meticulous in the pursuit of capturing and preserving the coastline’s existing ecology, some US$3.5 million has been spent in creating a living reef directly in front of the villas. The reef is now regarded as one of the best dive spots in the island and has been integrated into the Folkestone Marine Reserve Area. Moreover the reef has created a natural, ocean groyne, preserving the bay, its white sand beach and making it a prime nesting spot for Hawksbill turtles. Residents will be able to see nature at work from their own terrace.
The Villas at Beachlands will typify modern Bajan life. Days here will be spent immersed in true Caribbean living and undertaking the many, endless pursuits the island has to offer. It is an island with rich heritage and a wild, warming soul – whether that translates to an early morning kite surf catching the favourable trade winds on the majestic and wild Bathsheba coastline to the East of the island, or a day spent catching-up with friends over a fresh ocean catch and a cocktail.
Sir Paul Altman, Altman Real Estate (Savills associate) (246) 432-0840
Andrew Mallalieu, Terra Luxury (Knight Frank associate) (246) 422-2618