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Taliesin / Diamond Schmitt Architects

  • Architects: Diamond Schmitt Architects
  • Location: Mustique, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Architect:  Diamond Schmitt Architects
  • Area: 0.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Tom Arban

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© Tom Arban

50 years ago, Lord Glenconner created a private island sanctuary for those who were tired of the usual holday destinations. The island of Mustique is located in the Grenadines, West Indies and now has 9 pristine beaches and 74 villas including Taliesin.

© Tom Arban
© Tom Arban

© Tom Arban

Designed by Diamond Schmitt architects, the Taliesin residence is situated on a steep slope. The 20,000 square foot residence includes a gym, pool, spa, and activity rooms. The residence takes full advantage of its beautiful site allowing for an open-air lifestyle while providing luxurious seclusion and privacy. As a result, the main living space is organized to maximize the view of the ocean, and the living room, dining room, and kitchen all look out over the sea.

Wide eaves for the residence give protection from the sun and rain. As there is no ground water on Mustique, all water is collected from the roofs. Consequently, the protective roof is of great symbolic value and of practical importance.

© Tom Arban
© Tom Arban

© Tom Arban

The stunning roof gardens and exposed interior and exterior space creates a one of a kind island experience.

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