Contemporary Design

Reaching back toward the dawn of architecture for his inspiration David Hicks, Britain's foremost interior designer of the 60's and 70's, brought an essence of the Nile Valley to this residence on the Bahamian Island of Eleuthera. His design alludes to the clean cubism of the temple of King Zoser. Tall, cool and contemporary, it provides a restful holiday sanctuary for escaping metropolitans.

"Savannah" as it is called, by its owners, commands the sea and beach from atop its own private Sahara. Its walls are coated with plaster mixed with honey-colored lime stone dust from a local quarry and textured with seashells. A light raft-like walking deck, anchored at its edges by occasional low standing parapets of the same plastered masonry, surrounds the house.

Cool and Relaxing

The grand entry leads through to a screened porch and dinning area. To the right stands the master bedroom and to the left a double bunk bed room. The large high ceilinged living room is soft and cool with bold sculptural paintings dominating the walls. Another guest room leads off to one side of this and the newly renovated kitchen to the other. A detached guest pavilion stands to the right of the house. All rooms are air-conditioned with ensuite bathrooms. With two king bedrooms, one double twin and four bunk beds the house sleeps 10 comfortably.


We have a private path down to the five miles of deserted pink sand beach. Or a short walk brings you to the sheltered lagoon. There is also The Home Owners Club next door to our property, which in season has a restaurant and library with cable and satellite T.V. and year round there is a large swimming pool and two tennis courts. Windermere is a private gated island joining Eleuthera by bridge. There is a daily housekeeper and with notice a cook can be arranged.