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Mary Ann's Tropical Building Page

This is the web site for the three villas that I built on Anguilla and the villa that I am renovating in St Barts (see Azu Villa Renovation Page), plus tropical construction tips and resources as well. These construction projects started in 1997, although land acquisition and architectural planning started in 1995. Every stage of the construction is recorded here.

We rent the villa in St Barts and the guest cottage in Anguilla (La Vanda) and the villa at the top of the Anguilla property (Mimosa), but we keep the beachfront house and pool for our own use. And we have created a name and web page for the overall completed property: Bellamare

For details on the main Anguilla beachfront house, visit the Residence Construction Page.

For the technology center, visit the "Clubhouse" Construction Page.

And finally, for the guest cottage, our first attempt at construction on Anguilla, visit the La Vanda Construction Page.

-- Mary Ann Green

Construction Tips

Thursday, June 22, 2000   Permalink

Master Suite Details. You enter the master bedroom by going down a short hallway into a stairwell, turning left, going up the stairs and turning right. The reason for this was to keep visitors from wandering into the bedroom. In the stairwell, Kenneth Maynard created a whimsical window from the master bedroom, looking down so you can see who is coming down the hall!


At the top of the stairs, the doorway into the master suite has "thickened walls" plus an arch and rounded edges. The doorway was thickened because we are planning bookcases all along the stairway.

thickened doorway

And here is another view of the stairwell window from within the master suite:

stairwell window

Although the master suite has air conditioning for those days in August when the trade winds die, it is also planned for natural cooling. The wall behind the king size bed has three vented windows that allow the breeze to move through the room.


Moldings in Bob's Study.

Kenneth Maynard's crew finished the ceiling in Bob's study with crown molding, painted to match the walls:

crown molding

Tuesday, June 20, 2000   Permalink

Window and Door Frames.

Kenneth Maynard and his woodworking crew have been busy creating custom molding details for all the doors and windows in the main villa buildings.


Since many of the windows have a curved section at the top, the moldings have to curve as well. Here is a little trim piece to cover the boundary between the straight and curved molvings.


In addition, each window opening has a wide, substantial sill.

window sill

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931 Shoal Bay Beach,
Shoal Bay,
Anguilla, Eastern Caribbean
Fax: 264.497.3295
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