With the project complete, Boon and Meyn are quick to sing its praises: "It reflects our personalities, and it showcases our passion for beautiful materials and subtlety," he says. But an even better vote of confidence in the home's seductive power is the feeling of stretching out on plush cushions inside the gazebo, which is perched at the far edge of the property overlooking the water.
"Smelling the sea and feeling the wind here is a privilege," says Boon. "This is one of the most peaceful places imaginable." On Bonaire's shore, which is studded with sharp coral, the house has unique access to the water via stairs leading to a soft, sandy sea bed.