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The Rising Popularity of British West Indies Architecture

March 14, 2017


All along the coastal cities of Florida, there has been a welcome trend of home builders embracing the British West Indies architectural style. Blending the best of classic luxury and relaxed tropical elegance, these homes borrow from the historic island plantations of the British colonies. At Old Palm Golf Club, an exclusive Palm Beach Gardens private golf club community, you can find perfect examples of these island-inspired estate homes in the Isle Estates neighborhood. Enjoy the good life in one of these breath-taking homes, each has the following design elements that have come to define British West Indies architecture

Classical Meets Tropical

British West Indies architecture was first developed in the tropical paradises of the Caicos Islands, Grenada, The Bahamas, Dominica, British Virgin Islands, and Cayman Islands. Plantation owners brought formal Georgian architecture from Britain and adapted it to the climate and laid back lifestyle of the tropics. Defining characteristics like clean lines, high ceilings, expansive covered lanais, large balconies, and spaces defined by decorative columns, traditional railings, and shutters are delicately incorporated into the Isle Estates homes. 


Indoor & Outdoor Living

The British West Indies architectural style aimed to create living spaces that seamlessly transitioned indoor and outdoor areas. The tradition continues in today’s modern reinterpretations, such as Old Palm’s island-inspired estate homes. Large windows allow for plenty of Florida’s sunlight and a constant connection with the colorful tropical landscaping outside. Expansive covered lanais, summer kitchens, and custom heated pools make for easy outdoor entertaining. Furthermore, residents of the Isle Estates neighborhood enjoy stunning views of the lake and Old Palm’s renowned golf course designed by legendary Raymond Floyd

British West Indies architecture and its fundamental principles are in tune with the luxurious Palm Beach Gardens golf club community of Old Palm. From the stunning architecture, to the unbeatable amenities and spectacular golf opportunities, the renowned club delivers on the promise of a life, well lived.

There are very few island-inspired estate homes still available at Old Palm Golf Club. Call to arrange for a personal tour today and learn how you can start living the good life!


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