In a bold departure from Caribbean style, this
dramatic custom home is perfectly perched on the edge of a cliff
looking down into breaking surf and beyond to limitless sea vistas
dotted with islands.
All sleekly done in a minimalist mode of formed
gray concrete (even the floors inside and out are of cool concrete),
this private villa sets a new standard of design on St. Thomas
with its primitive-modern style.
Stands of tropical banana trees along a staircase
welcome you to Banana's six pavilions, beautifully arranged along
the cliffline. Banana's main level centers around the breathtaking
Promontory Terrace, offering the breezy Great Room and indoor
and outdoor kitchen areas set for alfresco dining, all linked
together by a covered gallery walkway artistically punctuated
by a series of courtyards, terraces and verandahs.
At one end of Banana is a two-story pavilion with
two equal air-conditioned king bedroom/bath suites, with a third
air-conditioned king bedroom/bath suite off to the side and another
at the mezzanine level.
At the opposite end of Banana's sweeping expanse
are two more air-conditioned king bedroom/bath suites, each in
its own private pavilion bisected by a trellised courtyard. Just
below is the so-dramatic pool, built amongst massive boulders
and overlooking soothing waves and pelicans diving for their dinner.
Ethnic design and furnishings influenced by trips
overseas complete the very pleasing fare at Banana - and you'll
revel in the openess and free-spirited ambience and the expansive
space of this cool, breezy and awe-inspiring hideaway perched
over the sea.