Anglo-Caribbean Style House

New Construction Palm Beach, FL

This house in Anglo-Caribbean style was initially a 1950s single-story house with a pool and a detached garage situated in the absolute center of a very deep lot. To take full advantage of the depth’s opportunities, including generous space for indoor and outdoor entertaining, we tore it down. To maximize the residence’s usable exterior spaces, we kept the building masses relatively thin and hugged the setbacks on all sides except the front, featuring a pass-through motor court.

We designed several interconnected spaces throughout to tie together the common areas. A covered breezeway leads from the entry hall, between a courtyard and a garden, through to a stand-alone guest cottage. A pergola on the residence’s primary axis connects the main house with the pool yard and the primary suite with the north courtyard. A deep, cathedral-ceilinged covered loggia connects to the kitchen and the garage at the back of the house, allowing both living and dining to take place outdoors.

Anglo-Caribbean Style House

Process

Anglo-Caribbean House Staircase
Staircase
Anglo-Caribbean House First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

Restrained for the tropical climate, the house’s exterior has white painted stucco walls topped by a concrete tile roof covered with a white painted slurry, much like that found in Bermuda and the Caribbean. A combination of white-painted run stucco cornices and raftered eaves shed water away from the house, with the help of copper gutters and downspouts in some locations.

Anglo-Caribbean House Garden
Garden
Fairfax & Sammons Architecture
Designing new, and reimagining old, houses and estates for 30 years.