Harbour Island is the perfect luxurious place to relax and get away from everything. A small sandy road full of beautiful vegetation leads to a simple pavilion. In this earnest and timeless place, the architecture of this private residence is conceived as powerful and at the same time comfortable, primitive and innovative, casual yet elegant, raw yet sophisticated.
The beautiful, minimalist house was designed by Oppenheim Architecture. Because the modest house is situated at the top of the dunes, you have a stunning view of the ocean. Thanks to the use of elementary shapes and pure materials and details, the result is sensual and reduced to its essence. The materials used were specially selected for their sincerity, environmental sensitivity and resonance with the vernacular.
Minimalist beauty by Oppenheim Architecture
The central space of the house actually functions as an open 'breezeway' allowing visual and pedestrian connectivity throughout the site. In the pavilion they have a living and dining area that can also be opened up to verandas. All other living spaces are simply arranged around the central space. To the left, there are two guest suites with private bathrooms and to the right there is a kitchen and master suite. The whole property exudes serenity, tranquillity and nature. It is a delicate and meditative ensemble that forms a transition between the lush tropical landscape and the wide ocean.
Some more information about the talent behind this beautiful project: Oppenheim Architecture is an award-winning architecture and interior design agency from Miami. They also have offices in New York, Basel and Switzerland and are active all over the world. Their success is shown by the more than 70 awards they have already received, including more than 45 AIA Awards. With their projects, they are always looking for the perfect balance between art, economy and timeless architecture that is both beautiful and functional.
Oppenheim Architecture designs with a sense of people and nature in harmony with the environment of each context.