Dec 7, 2012

Hard to say no to this...Would you Love to Live Here?


With a front door quite as fabulous as this,
you just know the rest of the house is going to be interesting. 
The doors are Indian, several centuries old,
and that amazing surround was cast from concrete in one piece.
So if you fancy the idea of dashing off to the Turks & Caicos islands,
soaking up some sunshine,
this home could be for you.

Designed by architect Antonia Barassi,
the imaginative home is currently for sale,
so let's take a closer look. 


Whoa!
Let's just look a little closer at that kitchen benchtop.
It's Brazilian granite, but what a specimen. 



The corten steel chimney breast works cleverly both inside and out. 
Not sure which elevation of it is more beautiful:
the artwork effect inside or the rustic effect outside. 


And it all starts with those doors. 
Pretty amazing house, I think.

Would you love to live here?

Property location :: Babalua Beachfront Blue Mountain, Turks & Caicos Islands
Agents and images here

16 comments:

  1. I don't know about living there for years, I'm afraid its not the kind of house that I would be comfortable living... But a couple of days or weeks vacation in there would definitely welcome. And yes the doors look divine.

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  2. Yes, maybe I agree with you Ann. It would make the most incredible holiday spot. Perhaps that would be better than actually living in it. xx

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  3. Mmmm. I like the doors, fireplace, deck and location, but its a bit boxy for mine! x

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  4. Yep! I'm all for it. Ready to pack my bag and go for a couple of months at least.

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  5. Kate, it sounds like we need to all pitch in and buy it as a hotel then...

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  6. I can not even begin to imagine how much it would cost to buy...many millions? Many, many millions? But it sure is a beaut'!

    And I would live there...all year 'round! :)

    Bisousbisous,
    H

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  7. I'm afraid I'd buy it for the view then pull it down and start again, it's just too cold and austere for me, it reminds me of a holocaust museum. I like hobbit cottages!

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  8. Oh, not even the chimney and fireplace escape the bulldozer Tabitha? But the hobbits would be rather dwarfed by this place, I do concede. xx

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  9. Oh, not even the chimney and fireplace escape the bulldozer Tabitha? But the hobbits would be rather dwarfed by this place, I do concede. xx

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  10. Oh, not even the chimney and fireplace escape the bulldozer Tabitha? But the hobbits would be rather dwarfed by this place, I do concede. xx

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  11. It's beautiful as a public place, but for a home it's too monumental, too grand and sterile, not homey.
    Can't imagine the task of replacing bulbs in a living room. There's probably a staff for that matter. I'd be lost in that space.
    But the door, chimney and staircase are magnificent indeed, the craftsmanship amazes.
    The portal in daylight is simply terrifying, I agree with Tabitha on what it reminds her.
    I'd rather save my imaginative millions for your next post.

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  12. That would be my holiday spot for sure!

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  13. Extraordinary!!! Grateful for sharing!
    Hug

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  14. Beyond stunning! The detailing is equisite!
    x KL

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  15. Absolutely magnificent, but those floors sure look slippery. If I had the money (and that's a big IF)I'd be modifying bits of the inside. Floor to ceiling bookcases(with ladders) would be a start - and wouldn't it make a magnificent library!

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  16. Oh. My. God.

    I adore this place. That entrance! That fireplace! That benchtop! (Have you ever SEEN such a benchtop?)
    I've been hearing a lot about Barassi. Is he the new Liaigre?

    The only thing that worries me is that great expanse of concrete for a front garden. Did they not want some grass? Some date palms? Wouldn't it be HOT?

    Some more windows might be good too. And a cushion or three on the ol' modular wouldn't go astray...

    xx

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