Bahamian Escapes Magazine Fall/Winter 2016 - Page 34

V ILLA SUL MARE the home, “as a gathering of separate pavilion structures.” The pavilions were strategically arranged in a loose, flexible manner thereby perfectly fusing the indoor and outdoor living spaces to each other. The ingenious position of the pavilions brought forth the creation of gardens that appeal the botanists in all of us. It also aided in giving Villa Sul Mare what Chuck describes as its, “informal and relaxed character” by separating what would have been a very large mass. The inside of the home was not to be left out of Chuck’s master design. The pavilions were connected into a series of continuous open areas, gracefully flowing from the kitchen well into the home to the master bedroom and study. The interior of Villa Sul Mare is adorned with elegant pieces from the showroom of Ralph Pucci, an international high end mannequin, lighting and furniture showroom based in New York City. “The interior furnishings all have clean profiles and are beautifully constructed of handsome materials,” according to Chuck. The outdoor entrance features a bench, a Ralph Pucci piece, made from one single tree. Desks, chairs, living room console and side tables are also skillfully created Pucci pieces. All interior furnishings exquisitely compliments the interior space itself with its simple white walls, hurricane proof full-height windows and exposed cypress wood, heavy timbered ceiling beams. Peter Noble of Revolver Design based in Berkley, California in conjunction with Charles Eldred Architect PLLC based in New York designed the home’s lighting. 34 BAHAMIAN ESCAPES