"Resort living is all about a seamless transition between inside and out," says Wilson. "With the large sliding glass doors fully opened, the entire house flows from one area to the next. Even on cooler days, the lanai can be used, because of its sheltered position and the gas fireplace."
Wilson says the landscaping, by Shafer Design, is another crucial element, and an integral part of the house. Plants and hard landscaping features were chosen to fit with the theme and the local conditions.
"We specified Peter Fell Coloured Concrete for many of the outdoor living areas and the pool surround," Wilson says. "This was laid to resemble elongated flagstones, so the size and scale balances the strong architectural features."
Colour No 155, a subtle grey-brown shade, was chosen for the Peter Fell Coloured Concrete. Because the colour is an integral part of the concrete, it won't chip or wear away.
"Durability is always a key factor in our choice of materials, and it was one of the reasons we chose this concrete system," says Wilson.
The attention to detail that typifies all MDS projects can also be seen on the interior. Much of the furniture and many of the decorative features, including the dramatic sandstone wall, were sourced by the company internationally. Wilson says MDS sources many such items for clients on a regular basis.