Dutch design studio Studio Piet Boon took inspiration from the Caribbean island of Bonaire to design a family residence on the beach. A fusion of modern and traditional elements characterises the Beach Residence and the typical Caribbean villa style with the design studio's signature aesthetic.
The focus was on connecting spaces through materials and texturesThanks to a mix of traditional and modern elements and the covered terraces, inside and outside are strongly connected. In addition, the wooden terraces connect the house to the pier, strengthening the connection to the sea. The colour palette consists of dark wood, grey and white, which provides the ultimate backdrop for the beautiful views. Due to the proximity of the ocean, the villa was built using natural materials from the area. Wood and coral were used because they are resistant to salt air, require little maintenance and at the same time age beautifully. Studio Piet Boon designed this Beach Residence for a client who lives on this island all year round and still wanted a hotel feel. The idea behind this project was to design a home where every day of the year feels like a holiday. Once again, Studio Boon managed to realise a highly personalised residential project in a piece of untouched natural landscape layered with customised hotel luxury. Photography by Gaelle Le Boulicaut