Villa Aeolus

Year: 2015
Area: 740 sqm
Type: Residential
Status: Design

Villa Aeolus is sited on a lot bordering two public areas: Simpson Bay Beach to the southwest and Simpson Bay Road on the northeast. To address privacy and safety concerns, the main living quarters are placed on the second and third floor of the villa. In addition, the building’s ground level is elevated approximately two meters above the adjacent beach. The facade facing the street is predominantly enclosed, with the remaining elevations gradually opening up towards the spectacular maritime scenery.

The concrete structure is made up of three interlocking volumes. A closed cubic volume on the northeast incorporates the garage, three bedrooms and the media/playroom. Along the beach, the C-shapedshell supported by two sets of concrete columns features two full-glass facades, maximizing views over the Caribbean Sea. Mobile wood louver panels furnish privacy and shade where required. The intermediate rectangular volume houses most of the supporting program, as well as the staircase.

A two-car garage, the main entrance, and a grand outside living terrace with infinity pool occupy the ground level. Both terrace and pool are largely covered by the main building volume above, providing ample shade throughout the day. Lined with a continuous exterior deck, all primary program elements are situated on the second floor. This level also includes a media/playroom and guest suite with a shared loggia. The upper level contains two smaller bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as an open plan master suite with a spacious bathroom, his and hers walk-in closets, and a corner office. The 360-degree roof terrace offers a front row seat to the start of the annual Heineken Regatta.

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