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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December 2, 2012
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Love the rug, too. Where can I buy one?
    Bookmark   August 5, 2013 at 2:52AM
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June 24, 2012
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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.
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January 23, 2015
busheyboucher wrote:
Lovely wall color. Can you please advise what the color is? Thanks!
December 21, 2014
sacantrell1 wrote:
Who is the manufacturer of the caned chairs? - They are exactly what I am looking for.
November 3, 2014
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May 13, 2013
rebecca62 wrote:
We're is the furniture from....specifically the chairs and 2 tables.
April 27, 2013
jjamb07 wrote:
absolutely beautiful! - please do share the lamp!. thanks
November 7, 2012
darylescott1 wrote:
Does anyone know the manufaturer of the sofas? Thanks!
November 7, 2012
darylescott1 wrote:
Does anyone know where I can purchase the end table and lamp? Thanks!
September 23, 2012
darylescott1 wrote:
What do the interior doors look like in this residence?
September 22, 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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