Architecturally designed by Walter Barda, the Luxury Yacht Club Villas complement the unique nautical location and lifestyle of Hamilton Island. The stand-alone villas span over three or four storeys capturing magnificent vistas from large outdoor terraces and balconies on each level. Drawing on natural elements from the environment, including shells, petals, marine and bird life, Barda's signature style of organic forms and materials reflects the beauty of the spectacular landscape.
Throughout the Villas, Barda has featured quality timbers and stone combined with a palette of muted tones to echo the natural surroundings. The detailed curved timber ceilings in the open plan living/dining areas are an impressive architectural statement. From the exterior, the walls and pillars of each villa are dressed in dark-hued local basalt, contributing a solid, earthy quality to the overall design.
All include a spacious open plan living/dining room; state-of-the art gourmet kitchen with Miele appliances; four bedrooms and four bathrooms, comprising: master suite and walk-in robe and bathroom, two additional bedrooms with ensuite, and a fourth bedroom/flexible space or media room. In addition, the Villas have separate laundries, fully ducted air conditioning and a private electric golf buggy.
Natural forms and textures also inspired award winning Landscape Designer Jamie Durie, and his stunning design of Eden, the gardens of the Luxury Villas and the Hamilton Island Yacht Club. By aiming to integrate indoor and outdoor living through his design, he found inspiration in Barda's remarkable architectural style, along with the topography and native flora of the island.
From seed collection to transplanting native plants on the island, Durie created a natural yet sophisticated garden oasis that is sympathetic to the islands ecosystem. His landscaping vision includes the use of the sculptural pandanus palm, local grasses and shrubs with highlights of rainbow cassia as a flowering feature. Meandering paths curve around boulders and cycads placed randomly within the landscaping. Durie has accomplished a successful design befitting the stunning location and architecture.