- Design Team:Jasmit Rangr, Eivind Karlsen, Elizabeth Beecherl, Josh Weiselberg
- Clients:Spencer Kimball
- Engineering:Sixto Romano, Héctor Diaz
- Contractor:Roland Roger Widmann
- Country:Dominican Republic
Text description provided by the architects. Casa Kimball is a private beach house and rental villa located on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic. It is equally used by the client and by groups who rent the property for events from small reunions to large weddings. As such the project straddles residential and hospitality uses— it functions as a hotel but feels like a house.
Situated on a cliff with a panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean, each of eight full suites has a breathtaking view out to the ocean. The buildings are designed to protect from views of neighboring villas, heightening the experience of the vast horizon beyond.
The interior spaces merge with the gardens and are designed to allow ocean breezes under shade from the sun throughout the year. Light at sunset rakes through trees, casting dappled sunlight on the light stone floors in the evening. A long infinity edge pool creates a seamless edge of the water in front of the ocean, hiding terraces and a hot-tub at cliff edge that allows visitors to experience the ocean's roar as waves break on the rocks below.
The villa is about 20,000 square feet and includes two indoor and two outdoor lounges, a dining room with a view centered on the pool out to the ocean, and an outdoor bar area.