A green 8,000-square-foot mansion with a sharp aviation past succumbed to Hurricane 2017; then Champalimaud brought it back to life. Originally built in the 1920s, the home is on the larger property of Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton reservation with many golf courses and a decadently decorated Spa Botanico. Champalimaud renovated and furnished the house, creating an elegant, luxurious five bedroom villa.
They opted for a reduced, neutral color palette with natural oak ceilings and black and white tile floors. Much of the interior furnishings, from the end tables to the sofas to the upholstered benches, have been custom made by Champalimaud to ensure that they perfectly complement the main features of the home.
It seems like the last thing the designers want is for Su Casa to be taken too seriously or too static, with family time, freedom of movement and relaxation high on their priority lists. One important change that Beeber and Rogoff made to suit their vision of domestic bliss was to expand a balcony and bring it inside. One room has a swinging hammock, another has an outdoor shower and terrace, and a third has a cozy, curvy sofa where you can relax or have more intimate conversations with family and friends. The house feels more like a family home where you really live and take off your shoes, rather than a rental property with an outdoor porch.
Outside, the blue-green tiled infinity pool merges with the waves of the North Atlantic. Palm trees, tall and abundant, frame the property and give guests a sense of privacy and seclusion from the outside world.