Purdum Residence tropical-living-room

Purdum Residence

The architectural vocabulary draws upon British Colonial precedents in the West Indies with masonry-stucco walls, a standing seam metal hip roof with a kick at the eaves, a wooden balcony supported by wood brackets on the more public street facade, and a wooden gallery atop hefty masonry columns framed with wood brackets on the more private waterfront façade. These features have been developed and refined over hundreds of years to accommodate comfortable living in the Caribbean and have evolved into a living tradition of beautiful vernacular architecture that is, as a result, truly sustainable.

The covered outdoor spaces in conjunction with the protected courts, deep overhangs and operable wood shutters provide a sustainable home that respects the context and climate, maximizes energy-efficiency and minimizes environmental impact. The simple massing and layout of this house with its simple and flexible spaces can accommodate many different family types and lifestyles and can even change uses as market demands change over time. These characteristics together with a timeless elegance and beauty support the firmness, commodity and delight required for truly sustainable living.

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holleysue wrote:
The rug - Love the rug , the colors are great, where can I find one?
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Love the rug, too. Where can I buy one?
August 5, 2013 at 2:52am   
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mrspinni wrote:
chairs - Could you tell me where to purchase those beautiful chairs?
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Drexel heritage postobello collection also has a great version
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Postobello is back to manufacturing as we are no longer licensed with Drexel Heritage. We have a great selection of occasional chairs. Please let us know if we can assist.
February 21, 2014 at 9:54am     
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tinahagood wrote:
Artwork - Could you please share where the pear artwork was purchased? Love it!
   Comment   April 26, 2014
rebecca62 wrote:
We're is the furniture from....specifically the chairs and 2 tables.
     Comment   May 13, 2013
jjamb07 wrote:
absolutely beautiful! - please do share the lamp!. thanks
     Comment   April 27, 2013
sonriewife wrote:
What is the name of the art on the fireplace? I love that. So warm and what a complimenfor my equestrian look. - Don't you all just melt in this room? I am looking for a Pear lamp that my son bought me about 6 yeaars ago. It was green glass with a bronzed god stem. It was so great on our kitchen counter. I think he got it at Fred Meyer or something like that. if you know can you please let me know. Not only sentimental but i miss the accent.. This is such an awesome web sight.
   Comment   February 20, 2013
darylescott1 wrote:
Does anyone know the manufaturer of the sofas? Thanks!
   Comment   November 7, 2012
darylescott1 wrote:
Does anyone know where I can purchase the end table and lamp? Thanks!
     Comment   November 7, 2012
darylescott1 wrote:
What do the interior doors look like in this residence?
   Comment   September 23, 2012
darylescott1 wrote:
Beautiful floors! What are they?
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Becky Harris added this to Get the Look: British Colonial Style
Add plantation furniture. In the British West Indies, local craftspeople pared down the type of furnishings that the British were used to and used local woods like teak, ebony and mahogany, which could stand up to the elements without warping, They also added local techniques like caning. Finally, they were known to throw in some island flair, perhaps in the form of a carved pineapple or a palm.
4. Natural texture. Texture is king (or queen) with British Colonial design. Caning, rattan, reed and sisal were often used to add an interesting contrast against traditional darker furniture. Get this look: Woven window shades, rugs and wallpapers can all help add depth, interest and texture to your space. Look for natural fibers, such as rattan, jute or sisal. If redoing an entire room feels intimidating, start by papering a focal wall or a framed panel to put behind a vignette.

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