Windbreak VillaA Home Shaped by the Wind

Completed 2019
Long Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
3440 sqft GIA
6 beds, 6.5 baths
Sarah Blee

This six bedroom home is situated on Long Bay Beach in the Turks and Caicos Islands. It is designed to respond to the specific coastal and climatic conditions of the site and to put visitors in close contact with the natural beauty of the marine environment. 

This beach is a kiteboarding paradise with pristine, powder soft sand leading to the expansive shallow reef of the Caicos Bank, with steady north-easterly trade winds throughout the year. 

The design responds to the protected primary dune system, by positioning courtyard bedrooms behind the dune with kitchen, living and bedroom areas facing the leeward side. A number of sheltered outdoor spaces within staggered, groyne-like walls, offer protection from the wind and sun whilst also framing wide views out to sea.

Inspired by the porous coral rock formations found along the bay, ‘pockets’ of indoor living space overlap in and around the stacked monolithic wall and roof planes that characterise its stepped and tiered form. From our conceptual title of ‘Windbreak’, the house has been officially named UXUE Villa by our clients and is available to rent through TKCA Vacation Rentals:


Sheltered outdoor spaces within staggered, groyne-like walls, offer protection from wind and sun.