Words by Juliet Austin. Photography by Ten20Photography.
With over 100 nationalities represented across three tiny islands, the Cayman Islands are a celebration of multiculturalism. Hence, interlaced with historical and far-flung influences, domestic architecture tells the bricks-and-mortar stories of the people and place-makers who call these islands home. Such is the case with one developer’s uniquely personal build, completed in 2021. Born to Caymanian and French parents, his new modern family abode, along the meandering canals of one of Red Bay’s most exclusive coastal neighbourhoods, intriguingly reflects this duality.
Statuesque and bold, with its iconic pitched roofline – a throwback to the zinc roofs of yesteryear – exposed soffit cornice brackets, black jalousie windows, Bahama shutters and upper balcony railings providing the perfect counterpoint to a pure white exterior, Winter White House possesses all the gravitas, grandeur, and nostalgia of the West Indian Great Houses of a bygone era.
With its 5,800-square-feet elevated nine feet above sea level –