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Saving Grace

In July I had the great pleasure of styling for a brand new build nestled into Leewards exclusive little neighborhood bay.  What a location!  We watched this home take shape block by block over the last year and knowing COAST architects were behind the design, we knew it would be sure to impress.  Sure enough, feast your eyes on these gorgeous images by Steve Passmore.
Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

I loved the dark rich wood floors featured throughout the house as well as the window and door detailing.  The textured fabric chandelier added a cozy glow to the Master Bedroom.
Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

The Master Bath was one of the most spectacular rooms of the house.
Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Imagine sinking into this grand bathtub and looking out to this view.
Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Because of the well conceived orientation of the home the views are a prominent feature throughout the house.  Everywhere one turned that famous Turks and Caicos turquoise beckoned.
Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

How could one work with this enticing sight!  The lovely owner, a Caribbean loving Canadian, must have had the same thought as she designated this room to be multi-purpose; art studio, massage room, study, whatever the nature of the day demands.

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

The foyer is a great introduction to the house, the rich wood floors meet your feet and contemporary, earthy furnishings greet just beyond the door.
Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

The kitchen is so spacious it begs to be the center of family and friends gathering place.
Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Dining options abound, no wonder the countertop acts as a giant cutting board!
Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

The living room conceals it’s flat screen television as a reflective mirror.
Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

I adored these distressed vintage looking letters, much more so knowing that they represent the first letters of each of the owners childrens names.  Quite the monogram but the SEA that lies just beyond this house . . .
Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

quite spectacular.
Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

The location, the house, the pool, the beach makes for one completely stunning package so it’s no wonder a buyer fell in love with this house instantly, snatching it off the market in record time.
Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Luckily I had the chance to style for one amazing wedding here on October 27th, I’ll share those images soon!
Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

Image by Steve Passmore Provo Pictures

TC Millwork Recent Renovation

Longbay Beach House Powder Room

Longbay Beach House Powder Room

All Images by Steve Passmore via Domino Creative
TC Millwork has had a remarkably busy last year.  Early in 2012 our millworking division was hard at work on this incredible renovation.  A beautiful house located on Longbay Beach had seen many changes over the course of it’s history but new owners had a striking contemporary vision for it’s future.  While we refinished many of the doors and windows to coordinate with the overall look, much of the interiors were completely gutted and re-envisioned, which gave us the opportunity to create several custom woodworks.  These varied from clean lined combination open shelf and cabinet door vanities to imaginative designer furnishings like the oversize sofa swings hung from the octagon shaped sitting room and the live edge walnut slab kitchen island.
Longbay Beach House Renovation Bathroom Vanity

Longbay Beach House Renovation Bathroom Vanity

Longbay Beach House Renovation Salon Sofa Swings

Longbay Beach House Renovation Salon Sofa Swings

Longbay Beach House Renovation Living Room Doors

Longbay Beach House Renovation Living Room Doors

Longbay Beach House Renovation Bathroom Vanity

Longbay Beach House Renovation Bathroom Vanity, Mirror, and Door

Longbay Beach House Renovation Kitchen

Longbay Beach House Renovation Kitchen Island, Table, Arch Door, Console, Door and Window Refinishing

Longbay Beach House Renovation Bedroom Headboard and Nightstands

Longbay Beach House Renovation Bedroom Headboard and Nightstands

Longbay Beach House Custom Coffee Table

Longbay Beach House Custom Coffee Table

To see more of our contemporary renovation work, please visit our Pinterest Portfolio.

Longbay Beach Barn

The Longbay Beach Barn sits on a .93 acre lot on Cheshire Hall Circle.  Built by TC Millwork in 2010, the 40′ x 60′ 2,400 square foot building has been designed to be multipurpose.  There are three 20′ x 40′, 800 square foot bays separated by solid wood tongue and groove framed walls and oversize sliding barn style doors. 

The first bay has been utilized as the great room, featuring a kitchen and both living and dining areas.  Solid mahogany 9’6″ tall bi-fold doors, spanning 12′, open out to the surrounding nature.

 A temporary subdivision within the first bay sections off a bedroom, bathroom, and laundry for privacy.

The second bay currently is utilized as guest quarters and an art studio.

The third bay currently acts as a garage however, with this much open space (you must see in person to grasp), this bay, as well as the others, could serve a wide variety of fantastic purposes; a unique and charming residence, a kiteboarding/windsurfing eco-lodge, a hobby/art/yoga studio, a private workshop, a luxury car/boat collection storage, or even the ultimate industrial cool bachelor pad.

The framework is solid steel, rated for 160mph winds.  The roofing consists of Long Span III 26 gauge steel 36″reinforced rib panels, which means the beach barn will be a safe haven during hurricane seasons to come.  With the heavy rains of the 2010 and 2011 seasons, not an inch of water entered thanks to an additional 6′ of fill compacted on the property before the foundation was laid. There is insulation throughout the ceiling and within the sub floor to the unfinished loft space, which could easily be turned into an incredible attic apartment.

For the eco minded, the building is outfitted with large gutters and drainpipes which feed a 15,000 gallon cistern for collection of rain water.  Even during the dry seasons, this cistern has yet to run empty, saving thousands of dollars in water usage.  The building orientation was placed to maximize the trade-winds; the side and rear 9′ tall custom entrance doors and 6′ x 6′ large operational louvered windows (painted white cypress), create an amazing airflow which keep the space cool even in the hottest August or September months.

One of the many highlights of the property is the picturesque footpath/nature trail to the beach.  This 12′ wide easement, one of many public beach accesses within the Longbay Hills subdivision, borders the eastern property line.  There is a small private pathway to the trail from the property, which is a swift seven minute walk to the beach.  The footpath is framed by native stones and features many of the diverse indigenous plant, flower, and tree species indicative of our rare Dry Tropical Forest.

Camille from Provo Ponies on a horseback ride on the nature trail.
 At the end of the nature trail one arrives at this serene and uncrowded beach.
“Long Bay Beach is a large stretch of coastline on the south shore, with beautiful white sands and hardly any visitors. The water is warmer on this side and the waves are shallow and calm, providing excellent swimming opportunities.  Vacationers who are hoping for a taste of seclusion in Turks and Caicos could find that Long Bay Beach suits them perfectly.  Travelers may want to keep in mind that despite Long Bay Beach’s lack of seclusion , it is also one of Turks and Caicos’ beaches furthest from the crowds . This makes it an excellent choice for families and groups of friends that would prefer a bit of activity at the beach but choose to avoid the crowds.”
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Longbay Beach is also world famous in the sport of kiteboarding.  SBC Kiteboard Magazine describes it as, “Waist-deep for miles; side-on-wind; flat water; best spot to ride freestyle and freeride.”
 Above two images by Federico Bigazzi

At $325,000 the Longbay Beach Barn is an incredible square footage value for the price.  This additionally includes all plans for a future main house on the peak section of the property.  Please see the listing on tcrea #1200165