A leafy 8,000-square-foot mansion with a sharp aviation history succumbed to the 2017 hurricane; then Champalimaud brought it back to life. Originally built in the 1920’s, the home sits on the larger lot of Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton reservation with many golf courses and a decadently decorated Spa Botanico. Champalimaud renovated and furnished the house, creating an elegant, luxurious five bedroom villa.
They opted for a pared-down, neutral color palette, with natural oak ceilings and black-and-white tile floors. Much of the interior fittings, from the side tables to the sofas and the upholstered banquettes, were custom made by Champalimaud to ensure they perfectly complement the main features of the home.
It seems like the last thing the designers want is for Su Casa to be taken too seriously or too statically, with family time, freedom of movement and relaxation high on their priority lists. A key change Beeber and Rogoff made to accommodate their vision of domestic bliss was to extend and bring in a balcony. One room features a swaying hammock, another an outdoor shower and patio, and a third a cozy, curvy sofa perfect for relaxing or having more intimate conversations with family and friends. The house feels more like a family home where you really live and kick off your shoes than a rental property with an outdoor porch.
Outside, the blue and green tiled infinity pool merges with the waves of the North Atlantic. Palm trees, tall and plentiful, frame the property, giving guests a sense of privacy and seclusion from the outside world.