At Wali Nikiti, an organic open-air home on Scrub Island in the British Virgin Islands, indoor and outdoor living is one and the same.
"It's the house I wanted to build for a long time," says Italian-born Davide of his Caribbean getaway. "There is nothing that separates us from the outdoors."
Davide Pugliese and his Australian wife, Cele, inspired by their sailing adventures around the world, relied on innovative materials, state-of-the-art building technologies, and artistic flourish to create their one-of-a-kind, open-air house. "We enjoy being surrounded by the elements," Davide says. "We like being in the sun, the wind, and the sea when we're sailing, and now also in our home."
In fact, guests are often so taken by the sheer magnitude of the beams and the all-around ocean views that they don't immediately realize that the home has no windows or exterior walls.