This new, 10,500 square foot house, set on a 2 ½–acre property along the Intracoastal Waterway in Jupiter Island, Florida, has been designed as a family home for our clients as well as a welcoming gathering place for their extended family and friends. The Anglo-Caribbean-inspired architecture is intentionally reserved for a sense of low-key elegance, set within a lush tropical landscape envisioned for this property.

To comfortably accommodate visiting family and guests without creating a structure that would feel overly large for our empty nest clients, we designed the main residence with two distinct wings—one to house the public spaces and master suite, and the other as an autonomous guesthouse with 3 additional bedroom suites—connected together by a large, arcaded loggia which also serves as a main entertaining space the house, facing the water and western views. A fourth guest suite is located in the carriage house wing. French doors in nearly every room open out onto loggias and terraces, creating seamless indoor-outdoor connections for each of the interior rooms and ample space for outdoor dining and entertaining.

A broad undulating terrace, composed of lawn and local Florida coral stone pavers, wraps the entire width of the waterfront façade, with steps leading down to a great lawn and the water to the west. Steps from the property’s side lawn lead to a swimming pool, which is sunken into the hillside, on the property’s northern end or alternatively, up to a private pickleball court on the its eastern side. For this project, we are delighted to be collaborating once again with landscape designer Cecilia de Grelle and, for the first time, with Charlotte, North Carolina-based interior designer, Jane Schwab.