Sitting on a ridge above the West Coast of Barbados, with dramatic ocean views, Atelier House is a stunning Caribbean retreat. Completed in 2012, this impressive home was designed by architect Alistair Downie of Harper Downie, in close collaboration with the interior architect/owner who has completed projects for discerning owners in London, France, Italy and Kenya.
Atelier House is finished with simple, elegant materials such as Portuguese limestone used on all kitchen surfaces and bespoke bathroom fittings, also designed by the owners. This Barbados home consists of four bedrooms, two of which are en suite. The upstairs master suite also features a glazed balcony with sunset views of the Caribbean Sea and a covered outdoor terrace for relaxation. On the ground floor, the en suite extends to an enclosed outdoor shower area.
The dramatic double-height living space maximizes the stunning views of the extensive outdoor terraces and pool (32' x 27') and beyond, across a protected, mahogany-filled gully and out to the Caribbean Sea.
Externally, this Barbados property is surrounded by gardens that have been planted with indigenous species of palms, lilies, bougainvillea and flowering shrubs. Measuring half an acre, the garden is accessed via a secure gate and the grounds include ample vehicle parking.
St. James is widely considered as the jewel in the crown of Barbados, with unmatched white sandy beaches, high-end resorts and dining that ranges from world class restaurants to makeshift food stalls serving up delicious local fare. Other attractions and local activities include watersports, horseback riding, the Holders Farmers' Market, golf at Sandy Lane and Royal Westmoreland, gully walks and picturesque beaches.