Ocean Home

April/May 2012

Ocean Home magazine is for people who love the luxury oceanfront lifestyle, from home design and decor to world-class beach resorts, villas, hotels, and destinations.

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Tilloo Pond Villa, bahamas The unique partnership of architect D.H. Ruggles and villa owners Gaylord and Kathy Layton created one of the most perfectly positioned ocean front estates situated among 11 acres of private island on Tilloo Cay in the Bahamas. With a 360-degree view of the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the calm turquoise water of the Sea of Abaco to the west, this villa is sure to realize your vision of the perfect tropical destination from the minute the live-in caretakers pick you up from the airport. Finished in 2004 by local master craftsmen, Tilloo Pond's reinforced concrete structure with tightly fitted wood soffits was built to withstand nature's forces while also keeping a laid back, island vibe. The sturdy, yet awe-evoking villa is comprised of three separate houses connected by curved, covered sidewalks which feature stained and stamped concrete for a modern, sleek look. Covered wraparound verandas surround each suite, providing enough room for everyone to enjoy the island ambiance in their own private space. The foundations' exterior boasts battered sloped walls of hand fitted stone and concrete, which lend to the clean lines of the villa's design, allowing the island's beauty to take center stage. The villa triplex is over 5,400 square feet and has three master suites, two bedroom suites, a caretakers apartment and sleeps 10 to 12 guests very comfortably. However it is not until you step inside the villa that you realize just how beautiful, warm, and inviting it truly is. The main master suite boasts an octagon-shaped room that fully takes advantage of the incredible ocean views and includes a sitting area and master bath featuring a coffee bar, walk-in closets, double sinks, granite counters, and a double-sized walk-in shower. The guest quarters features two bedroom suites and an additional master suite with a private terrace, a family room and wraparound verandas. A vaulted ceiling with timber arches and a large double-sided fireplace in the main villa's gathering room adds to the cozy vibe, while

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