Holmes Residence

Fort Jeudy / Grenada

Faced with the challenge of an odd wedge shaped, narrowing site at the end of the peninsula at New Westerhall, the ensuing design played on the idea of developing a 'forced perspective'. By allowing the building to widen towards the ocean, this permitted an expanded cone of vision running counter to the geometry of the site. The resulting triangular shape required careful structural considerations, including thirty inch deep, long span beams, while a cantilevered second level necessitated stiffing of the structure. These design efforts culminate in open, uninterrupted spaces that maximize the full potential of its ocean view.