The Moonshine Ridge collection reflects the Apes Hill Barbados passion for preserving and celebrating nature whilst innovating and repurposing for a sustainable future.
The design approach embodies a timeless fresh, clean and boldly modern interpretation of Caribbean living while paying homage to the island’s heritage with contrasting elements of indigenous natural stone taken straight from the grounds of Apes Hill itself. “The increasing vulnerability of the natural environment is resonating with younger clients and they want to connect and interact with it in a much more intimate and consistent way” cited Douglas Luke, of Elements Architecture and designer of the Moonshine Ridge Collection.
A Celebration of NatureThe remarkable elevation at Apes Hill, which sits just a short distance from the island’s highest peak, allows for a multi-sensory experience involving the trade winds from the east, indigenous gullies, gardens and nature views. High ceilings and extra-large glass doors create a fully open space, blending inside/outside.The focal experience features outdoor entertaining, privacy, intimacy and the integration of the natural tropical environment to enable the gloriously, laid-back yet luxurious lifestyle that so epitomizes the island of Barbados.
The villa will be completed early 2024.
Signature Design Features
There are a few signature design features in each of our Moonshine Ridge homes which include:
The removal of walls, to create large open spaces with floor to ceiling glass doors and windows designed to be as big as possible. This opening of walls allows natural light and the outdoors to seep through into the home.
Deep covered verandas have been designed in contrast to control the light, minimize glare, diffuse heat and create a cool atmosphere. The Atlantic breezes are captured and emanate through the villa, reducing dependency on air conditioning and promoting energy conservation.
The grand, extra-large pivot front door and the door at the end of the private foyer, look straight through the home and out to the pool. This provides each home with a distinctive wide foyer, separate from the living areas, further integrating the indoors with the outdoors.
A large private study in each home, with sliding glass doors to the veranda and pool area, makes the work life balance as natural as your Apes Hill surroundings.
The large wet room for the master shower is another distinguishing feature. The creation of a floating feature wall in the master suite facilitates a walk-in closet at its rear and provides the homes with an exceedingly sophisticated architectural style.
In keeping with the Apes Hill Barbados ethos, the homes are constructed to be as sustainable as possible, supporting options for additional photovoltaic cells.