Rum Point - Cayman Islands
Rum point house was to be ultra-contemporary therefore it was important that the building would sit harmoniously alongside the surrounding area and in the site adjacent to the sea; the house was designed to give an impression of floating, like a boat at sea. The design also needed to comply to the current regulations and be hurricane, storm surge proof and efficient through the longevity of lifetime materials to a high specification making this a robust and well thought through the build.
The entrance elevation is solid, closed from views from the public road and with an open entrance area. Side walls are angled at 11.5 degrees to create overhangs for design aesthetic and solar shading purposes. The extravagant house has a roof terrace as party deck with a covered bar and lounge area allowing for panoramic views around the island and sea, as well as a vanishing edge pool located to the back of the building next to the beach.
The southeast facing elevation is mainly solid to protect from the sun, but the north-eastern elevation is open to the beach allowing for unspoiled views towards the sea.
Size: 4706 sq ft
Budget: $4 Million
Special Criteria: Must be Hurricane Proof
In recognition to the impressive design Rum point has won several awards:
IDA Architectural residence, Bronze Award
International Design & Architecture Awards 2018, Luxury Residence Americas Winner
Caribbean Property Awards 2015- Architecture single residence
Governor’s Award for Design & Construction Excellence in the Cayman Islands- 2015- Joint winner