Anyone dreaming about a home in the Caribbean has probably, unknowingly, conjured up Infinity Ridge in their mind’s eye. An extraordinary feat of engineering paired with conscientious design has resulted in a home that belongs in a way few others can: folded into the hillside, wrapped onto a ridge, with an infinity pool placed in such a way that it seems to lead directly into the sea. Modern architecture ensures a sleek, stylish finish – but there are constant nods to the location, with Caribbean principles shared throughout.
Secluded, overlooked by nobody, the vantage point high on the north-western tip of the island results in lazy sunrises, perfect sunsets, and across The Narrows the undeveloped peninsula of St Kitts eases itself into the Caribbean Sea. Without outdoor living in mind, the open plan kitchen, dining and living areas with their glorious cathedral ceiling open completely onto a vast veranda of Trinidadian teak. The 54 foot heated pool is only ever a few steps away, an open invitation to laze and gaze.
The two ensuite bedrooms have been created with an artful blend of luxury and practicality. Walls of glass doors can be folded back completely, leading out to private stretches of veranda with sea views and the scents of the tropical garden the perfect pairing. Natural coral lines the bathrooms, complete with such touches as freestanding bathtubs and outdoor rain head showers.
The gardens are a feature in and of themselves, from the beautiful touches on the terrace to the private seating areas dotted amongst the mature palms and bougainvillea. There are mangos, sugar apples, limes and bananas, perfectly nestled together with bright ginger lilies and hibiscus flowers. Anyone looking for a readymade paradise will find that here.
First and foremost, Infinity Ridge was designed to be a home, and what could easily have been made into a grand modernist statement is pared back and retained as a place designed for comfort, ease and relaxation. The use of natural materials in the design is exemplary, confirmation that the indoors and outdoors could and should blend seamlessly together. This is a cheerful space, one for a family to create memories. In recent years it has been used, extremely successfully, as a vacation rental: groups come back time and time again, enchanted by the setting, the home itself and the gentle atmosphere.