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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

Saturday, August 05, 2000   Permalink

Detail Work Around the Pool Area.

One of the features of this house is the lack of sharp edges in the concrete work. Wherever possible, the corners are rounded. Below you can see the forms for the rounded edges of the pool. They are made from PVC pipe.

edging form

On the ocean side of the pool we created a curved patio for lounge chairs etc. In this picture you can see Daniel Stevens (green shirt) surveying the fill for the patio.

pool patio

The porch outside Mary Ann's study and the kitchen gets a rounded edge. This project was handled by contractor Chici Gumbs.

curved porch

Here you can see Chici's crew pouring the concrete for the porch.

concrete pour

The pool patio was also poured. It extends from the porch around the pool to the gazebo. Here you can see the results.


Naturally the steps up from the patio to the porch are curved also. To the left you can see that the porch has a bench as railing.


Here is a closeup of the stair work, seen from above.

steps closeup

Daniel faced the concrete walls of the porch and the patio with limestone and coral from the property.

rock work

Here you can see the rock facing over the concrete wall of the porch.

rock facing

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Building the Anguilla Beachhouse

Building the Anguilla Software Center

Building the Anguilla Guest Cottage

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Beach Shack Contact:

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