Caribbean Pool Design with Infinity Edge & Balconies for Windchime Estates

We recently invited Shane LeBlanc of Selective Designs to fly out to St. Croix and spend the afternoon with us discussing the design and our dreams for our outdoor living space, pool, and major remodel to the structure of our house by adding a wrap-around gallery style balcony.  We had all sorts of ideas, infinity edge on the cliffside, lowered bar on the cliffside with multiple levels of decking, fire pit, lounge space – lots of lounge space, wet deck, outdoor grille and kitchen area, and a room for my scuba gear easily accessible from our Jeep for cleaning, rinsing, drying, and storage.

Shane is an award winning globally known pool and landscape designer.  His work is simply incredible.  When he saw where we were, he immediately wanted to do the project because in his words, “With this view we can create an award winning pool, and that’s what I do, award winning pools.”

When he got to the house, Shane seemed to grab our vision immediately, and snapped some photos of the house and surrounding views.  I sent him our survey so he had the setbacks and exact dimensions of the current structure.  Honestly, for as short of a time as he was here (maybe an hour or so), I was a tad worried he wasn’t going to be able to have all he needed to create the design.

Boy was I wrong.

The design he sent over captured our vision almost perfectly! Sure, some doors are going to look a little different, maybe a plant or two, and who knows on the colors, but more or less everything is sitting in its place!  It literally IS our dream backyard! He not only did the 2D drawings, which we’ll now be taking to contractors to bid the project, but a 3D model of which we got lots of still shots and a fly-through video to really show off the idea.  We now have our eye literally on the prize.  If only we could speed up the next two years that it will take to build it.  So, who’s coming to visit?

Pool and Balconies 3D Video Fly Through

3D Rendering Still Images

View from Above Facing South East
View from Above Facing South East
View from "The View" Villa
View from “The View” Villa
View Facing South of Pool Side from Bar
View Facing South of Pool Side from Bar
View Looking up at Lower Deck and Bar Facing South West
View Looking up at Lower Deck and Bar Facing South West
View Facing West at Pool, Looking at Eastern Side of House
View Facing West at Pool, Looking at Eastern Side of House
View Facing North West of Cliffside and Pool Wall
View Facing North West of Cliffside and Pool Wall
Facing East from Wet Deck
Facing East from Wet Deck
View from infinity Edge Pool Looking at Buck Island
View from infinity Edge Pool Looking at Buck Island
View Facing South West of Cliffside and Lower Deck
View Facing South West of Cliffside and Lower Deck
View from Garden Pool Deck
View from Garden Pool Deck
Driveway with South Facing Balcony
Driveway with South Facing Balcony
South Facing Balcony and Covered Parking with Scuba Room
South Facing Balcony and Covered Parking with Scuba Room
View from Northwest Looking at Fire Pit
View from Northwest Looking at Fire Pit
View from East Balcony Facing Buck Island
View from East Balcony Facing Buck Island
View from Top Level Pool Deck Facing South East with Bar
View from Top Level Pool Deck Facing South East with Bar
View From Cabana Bed
View From Cabana Bed
View From Inside "The View" Villa
View From Inside “The View” Villa
Looking at Balcony, Upper Pool Deck, and Cabana
Looking at Balcony, Upper Pool Deck, and Cabana
View of Infinity Edge Pool with Catch Basin
View of Infinity Edge Pool with Catch Basin

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3 Thoughts to “Caribbean Pool Design with Infinity Edge & Balconies for Windchime Estates

  1. WoW! What an experience and what a great joy! Love the journey. This has been so helpful as I am planning to build on STX. Coming from the states as well. I have an emotional yet joyful anticipation since the land is the birthplace of my mother – bringing her back home. Thanks for sharing your journey – I have learned a lot. So interested in your outdoor planning – would love to hear more ( of course talk to ya too) Best wishes as you continue.

    1. Thanks Stephanie, If you get to the island, reach out to me and we can do lunch. Happy to share my experiences thus far. 🙂

  2. Just saw the comment you left from airbnb. What a neat website. Just read all your posts. Look forward to the continued progress!

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