2015 Shortlist – Casa Bella


Owner: Mike Stroh

Designer: Trio Cayman Ltd

Engineer: Trio Design Consultants

Contractor: Phoenix Construction Ltd

MEP: Parson Airconditioning; Quality Electric; Mario’s Plumbing

Nominated by:  Trio Cayman Ltd (Mike Stroh)

Surrounded by aromatic frangipani trees and passing through high white oak-louvered entrance doors, one is immediately greeted by uninterrupted trade winds and the first of the many outdoor lounge areas that comprise this stately Caribbean great house.

Bahamian shutters on the exterior and plantation shutters on the interior lend authentically reassuring notes to this comfortable and energy efficient home. By interpreting an architecture traditionally found in original homes in the Cayman Islands and throughout the Caribbean, this contemporary energy-efficient home adeptly interprets the established design vernacular of the island whilst retaining a neighbourly scale and presence.

Sustainably detailed and sensitively decorated, this is a bravura performance by a seasoned designer…