Custom Homes

On Kamalame Cay, a small private island in the Bahamas, this vacation getaway for a repeat client and his family accommodates their intended leisurely lifestyle while embracing the natural tropical surroundings.

 

Location:

Kamalame Cay, Bahamas

Size:

2,500 SF

R+B Services:

Architecture

Project Summary

Kamalame

Type

Residential – Custom Home

Size
2,500 SF
Scope
Architecture

Description

On Kamalame Cay, a small private island in the Bahamas, this vacation getaway for a repeat client and his family accommodates their intended leisurely lifestyle while embracing the natural tropical surroundings.

 

Under a single sloping roof system (the upper level is extruded from the mass of the structure, its exterior walls pulled in) and nestled between a tropical forest and the ocean-lagoon, the understated two-level structure borrows and reinterprets design elements native to the island. Wood siding and roof shingles (a contemporary nod to more typical thatched roofs) were specified for their ability to withstand extreme wind and weather conditions and to patina over time.

On both levels, deep eaves supported by wood posts and beams create protected, indoor-outdoor verandas, porches and decks accessed via expansive windows and door systems. Situated directly on the sand, the front of the structure provides a seamless connection to the beach and the kitesurfing beyond.

Inside, cross breezes are designed for comfort and respite. The main level includes a central great room encompassing kitchen, living and dining areas, as well as three corner guestroom suites with outdoor showers. The upper level accommodates the private main bedroom and bath, a private wrap-around deck, and a west-facing “Sunset Deck” where guests may gather to watch dramatic island sunsets.

 

Location:

Kamalame Cay, Bahamas

Size:

2,500 SF

R+B Services:

Architecture

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