Posts Tagged ‘West Indies’

St. Thomas Villa: The Master Bedroom

Here we are at the end of our tour. In the master bedroom, our goal was to be as clean and simple as possible. With white marble floors, a white bed, and just a little punch of color from the upholstered chair and art work, this bedroom is peaceful and serene. As with the rest…

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St. Thomas Villa: The Pool

The pool and grounds took a particularly hard beating from a hurricane several years ago. Replanting, combined with natural regrowth, has brought the forest back to its lush grandeur.  The pool area took a lot more hands-on work.  The same coral tile that was used throughout the patio area of the house was also used…

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St. Thomas Villa: The Courtyard

The courtyard provided us with a great opportunity to expand the house with exterior rooms. In the center of the courtyard the roof was opened up to allow for the greatest amount of light possible. Those same tired terra cotta floors from inside the house were also out here. They were taken out and replaced…

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St. Thomas Villa: Around the Exterior

Living on an island, it’s “water, water everywhere.” Salt water that is. Fresh water is a limited and valuable resource. Around the entire roofline of the house are lots of support posts that are also part of an intricate water reclamation system. The pump was many years burned out and the drainage pipes clogged with…

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St. Thomas Villa: Veranda Tranquility

This beautiful property is perched on the hills overlooking Magen’s Bay. In addition to restoring the house, significant improvements in landscaping were needed.  Damage from a hurricane a few years ago, combined with a lack of consistent maintenance, left the surrounding gardens barren in spots and overgrown in others.  Our team of landscapers took to…

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St. Thomas Villa: Dining Room

The dining room had more bookcases lining the walls.  We took them out to open up the room for entertaining and used a round extension table where 8 can dine comfortably.  We kept the built-in server on the back wall but had it painted white to match all of the trim. We also added a…

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St. Thomas Villa: Living Room

Here we are inside the living room.  The interior ceilings were all dark mahogany.  While the wood itself was beautiful, the dark ceilings closed in the rooms.  The interior floors in all the rooms were an uninteresting, worn-out ceramic tile.  We had them all removed and replaced with polished marble. The ceilings were painted white…

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Restored St. Thomas Villa – Part 1

We recently finished up a wonderful project in St. Thomas and are excited to share it with you. This was a labor of love for the homeowner. His goal was to restore the home his family built in 1960, which had fallen into decay over the decades. The first order of business was to determine…

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