LazyBay, Atlantic Shores, Christ Church, Barbados
One of the best Ian Morrisson designed houses on the island.
Every angle of this property screams old school bajan styling by embracing natural tones, materials and the desire and somewhat lost need to live outside but under cover.
The gardens are large enough to allow freedom and yet small enough to not to have too much to have to work on.
Some years ago, when first built the house had no glass and so relied on the natural south coast breeze whistling through the property but now the owners, artists in their own right being the owners of possibly the best restaurant in Barbados, have cleverly enclosed these spaces to allow a/c to be utilised if desired.
The house itself is stunning, totally unique . No matter which terrace, corridor or room you are in there seems to always be more than one option to enter or exit the vicinity further adding to the charm of this beautiful waterfront property.
The main outdoor covered terrace leads back into the internal living room, or the guest cottage which consists of two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a kitchen as well as a separate entrance, or down to the pool deck and garden.
Going back into the house the internal living room leads one downstairs into a cave like room with natural wood stained steps but white washed natural rock walls, this again leads to the pool deck.
Upstairs on the ground floor one can enter the open plan dining room, kitchen or go through to the bedroom wing.
Of course nothing in this house is boring or straightforward , the bedroom wing consists of a master bedroom up a small staircase and has one of the most classy , luxurious bathroom and walk in closet suites I have ever seen, absolute class!!
Alternatively one can descend a few steps and enter an area where there are two bedrooms, an office and a bathroom that has what is almost a hidden shower further highlighted by the owners choice of red tiles.
All the bedrooms ooze character and upstairs the kitchen is large, the fridge is industrial sized and the garage that opens into the kitchen is more than double sized.
Marble and granite tops, a good pool, waterfront, charm, stylish and wonderful garden with electric gates makes this an absolute must see and a totally unique property.
Location wise one is only a few minutes from Ousting, a few minutes from St Lawrence Gap and about five minutes from Grantley Adams International Airport.
Atlantic Shores is one of the few high end residential waterfront neighbourhoods in Barbados, highly sought after!!