Great Guana Cay, Bahamas


This 2-acre property overlooking the sea of Abaco on Great Guana Cay is located within a small bight with a beautiful rocky shoreline. Both the main house and cottage have been situated to take full advantage of views towards mainland Abaco.


Placement of the two structures, the main driveway, and gardens responds carefully to existing topography, natural drainage patterns, important vegetation, and exiting views. Site walls are used to level ground for patios and an outdoor pool. Elegantly crafted wood shade structures allow comfortable use of outdoor spaces on sunny days.


Floor plans are laid out to maximize daylighting into living areas and to form relationship with outdoor spaces. Clerestory windows are used to enliven facades and to bring daylight into areas such as bathrooms and kitchens that would otherwise not have windows.


The entire site is a prime example how development can preserve the intrinsic natural beauty of a site, minimize adverse impact to ecosystems, and maximize the financial value of the property.

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