Designed by architect Beverley David Thorne in 1963, it was an experimental project to build a steel-framed house on a steeply sloping site and to demonstrate how to construct it without tearing up the natural terrain in the way usually required by conventional building.
Rough-textured matte porcelain is a great surface for high-traffic environments. It offers excellent non-slip properties and it’s very durable. But when it comes to cleaning, the high/low surfaces can test even the most thorough cleaning program.
One of the many beachfront residences on the island — a summer compound that includes a main home, dining pavilion, gym and beach/pool cabana — recently renovated one of its guest houses taking an effortless approach.