HILLSIDE RESIDENCE - STONY HILL ST. ANDREW, JAMAICA
This 213 sq.m. three (3) bedroom single-family residence was designed for a heavily wooded site with lovely views to a valley and mountain range beyond.
Due to the very steep terrain (approx.45 degrees), the plan was configured in a linear fashion and the proposed building, 'wedged' into the hillside ( near the top of the site) to restrict the site infrastructure (retaining walls etc) to an affordable level. The slope was also exploited for the creation of usable basement areas and projecting decks for outdoor living.
All rooms have large openings, which take advantage of the 180 degree views on offer.
Other features of the proposed residence are the use of generous roof overhangs, balconies and an 'external' shower, built into the hillside.