Jamaica is a country that really has a lot of interesting places to see. A lot of luxury villas, which are basically rental homes for families or small groups going on vacation, tend to be decorated with a very clean, modern sort of look. Lots of white walls, white-edged swimming pools, that sort of thing… so I was surprised when I found out that some villas decided to opt for some serious style instead. Take a look at this place, called Dream Walk at Moon Dance, built in Jamaica.
There’s a lot of color here, and I love the way things either tend to completely blend in or completely stick out. That chair on the left is just about the same color as the walls, and there’s no way that isn’t intentional. That couch a little further back is the same, but just look at the way the curtains pop out. They refuse to be ignored. I’m not certain there’s really anywhere in this place that isn’t meant for some sort of visual impact; I have to admit, it’d be kind of interesting to live there for awhile.
And this is what I meant by the modern look. At least from this point of view, this villa was obviously built with symmetry in mind. Two doors, two staircases into the pool, two potted plants, two gardens, and I think I see a Jacuzzi hiding there just behind that center wall. I get the roofs, and even if it is in the Caribbean, Jamaica isn’t the sort of place that makes me think of this kind of design… but, on the other hand, I suppose this sort of place would be a welcome rest for people who are tired out from doing everything else. I actually really like that this place makes the swimming pool part of the design, though; unlike a lot of Jamaica villas, it isn’t just a rectangle added in. If you’re interested, this villa is Pinnacle, Tryall Club, and it’s apparently part of a group of villas.
One of the fun things about the tropics is that you can combine indoor and outdoor living fairly easily, since it’s warm enough that there aren’t any problems. This “Beach House” (yes, that’s the actual name) is doing something fun by mixing a big balcony, always nice to have, with a dining area below it. I haven’t usually seen ceiling fans under a balcony before, but I can see it working here. This sort of style doesn’t really show up in colder parts of the world, and it can be a lot of fun to see how architecture changes as you travel. Villas are usually more interesting in design than hotels, so if you’re heading to the Caribbean, check them out. You might find someplace really fun.