William laying concrete block.
William laying concrete block.
Framing progress on hillside.
Framing progress on hillside.

View to the ocean is off to the left. Cottage is oriented to be passively cooled by sea breezes.

Framing progress.
Framing progress.

Structure is light framed using 2x4's with redundant lateral supports for seismic and wind mitigation.

Drain Troff
Drain Troff

Victoria is using epoxy to waterproof the sloped wood troff that forms the ceiling to the kitchen below. This area will be covered with a local cedar deck.

LB with us in Jamaica
LB with us in Jamaica

Lauren is standing on the deck with the ocean view behind her. Beneath her is the drain troff that Victoria was working on in the previous slide.

Garden Cottage
Garden Cottage

View to the West overlooking lower meadow and pond.

Garden Cottage
Garden Cottage

Balcony detail.

Live edge vanity.
Live edge vanity.

All finish wood in the cottage is either local mahogany or cedar.

Sitting area.
Sitting area.

Interior design and theme is reminiscent of a late 1700's English castaway, using parts of a ship to construct a lookout cottage on a hillside.

Study of light as the framing progresses.

NorseHill Estate, Port Antonio, Jamaica