Located in Little Harbour, on Anguilla's southern coast, with sweeping vistas of neighbouring St. Martin, Maison Papillon is set inland on one acre of prime real estate and features 10,000 square feet of inspired indoor and outdoor living space. The emphasis throughout this four bedroom family home is on functional comfort and attention to individual enjoyment. Living areas are designed to cater for family activities and entertaining with equal ease.
Design Style: A contemporary Caribbean home with Mediterranean influences, Maison Papillon is a feast for the senses and features an international palette of natural materials, which have been integrated in innovative ways that magically flow together to create inviting and comfortable living spaces. Stone and wood elements from Bali, coral floor tiles from the Dominican Republic, sleek Turkish travertine, Indonesian bamboo floors as well as granite and black onyx countertops from Southeast Asia blend together with soothing natural tones both inside and out. Rich and luxurious beddings, linens and textiles enhance the home's sensual experience. A classic Mediterranean front courtyard features a traditional stone oven and an herb garden and offers visitors their first glance at the many inspired accents throughout the house. The grand entryway opens up to at once reveal a breathtaking view of the home's interior and exterior living spaces, as well as the Caribbean Sea with its many shades of blue and turquoise. The living room, dining room and kitchen are open and airy and appointed with muted contemporary art-deco designer furnishings and eclectic sculptures and art pieces.
Maison Papillon's open design allows a constant view to the swimming pool and outer deck areas to create a seamless indoor-outdoor living setting. A piano graces the entrance to the stylish living room area and small reading nooks are tucked away throughout the house for private reflections and tranquility. The master bedroom opens up gracefully onto the pool and deck areas and features a spacious walk in closet and luxurious bathroom. The children's rooms each provide private full bathrooms complete with massage showerheads. A one bedroom guest suite downstairs offers an additional private sleeping, cooking, dining and lounging space; the perfect haven for visitors or as a complement to family chambers. Gym: For the sports and fitness enthusiast, this exquisite home also offers a spacious private gym that is outfitted with a wide range of cardio and resistance training equipment, table tennis, a beverage center and a lounge area with oversized washable suede sofas. A basketball court is located on the lower level and future plans include a professional grade tennis court that will be lit for day and night play. Entertainmnet Suite: One of the exclusive features of Papillon is a separate entertainment suite, a veritable oasis that overwhelms with state of the art audio visual equipment, a pool table, wet bar and private insulated home theatre that includes an acoustically-tuned viewing room equipped with built-in speakers, a high powered amplifier, a big-screen front-projection video system and roomy theater-style leather seating.
The house features leading edge technology with fully-integrated sound and lighting systems that offer automatic pre-set options throughout the house with a simple tap on a touch screen panel. House moods can be set to create a variety of atmospheres, including casual daytime settings, romantic evening ambiances and lively night time environments for entertaining. As a 21st century home, Maison Papillon incorporates several sustainable development initiatives that celebrate ancestral Caribbean culture and lifestyle and safeguard the environment.
The home's gardens were designed around existing mature trees and vegetation while indigenous tropical plants and shrubs were used to eliminate the need for harsh chemicals and abundant watering. The stone oven in the Mediterranean courtyard can be used to bake traditional Caribbean bread wrapped in banana leaf and the vegetable and herb gardens evoke centuries-old West Indian customs. Magnificent outdoor tables made from recycled glass adorn both the roof and pool decks and provide a stunning setting for dining under the stars. Renewable green energy systems are earmarked for the Maison Papillon's second phase of development. Maison Papillon's timeless design and sophisticated styling underlie a commitment to thinking globally and acting locally. Using environmentally responsible materials, products and techniques in home design the Edwards have created beautiful and comfortable surroundings that leave the lightest footprint possible on the planet. Maison Papillon is a home for our times, and for all time.