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Ranch/Rambler Homes

 Ranch Homes/ Rambler A Ranch Style home is an American original. Originating in the 1920’s with the post war boom of the middle class, this architectural style home fused modernist ideas with the American Western period of wide open spaces to create a casual lifestyle. One story living with a long low pitch roof and deep overhanging eaves. The roof line was primarily cross gabled, single gable or hip. The home itself was either rectangular, L or U Shaped. Many had an attached garage, others none at all. The floor plan was simple with the living area separate from the bedrooms. Often times a sliding glass door leads to a patio and feature large glass windows. The exterior materials used where typically locally sourced and mixed such as stucco, brick, wood or stone. By the 1950’s, nine in every 10 homes built were a Ranch or Rambler style. By the late 20th Century the Ranch style home began to wane and Neo-Eclectic homes became the rage with their combination of the Cape Cod, Mission, T

Visit St. Lucia: Smuggler's Nest

St. Lucia has been described as the Hawaii of the Caribbean with lush rain forests, tall mountains and volcanic capabilities. Mount Gimie is the tallest of the mountains on the island but the Pitons are the most famous. If you are looking for a laid back island trip with scenery that will knock your socks off, St. Lucia might just be the place you are looking for. 

Smuggler's Nest


Smugglers Nest is a rustic and remarkably picturesque 2 bedroom villa located on St Lucia’s water’s edge with incredible views of Smugglers Beach, Pigeon Island and the stunning north coast.

This beautiful home has been designed in which the airy indoor rooms blend seamlessly with the astonishingly furnished al fresco terraces and extravagant gardens surrounding it. Smugglers Nest is an absolute sanctuary which offers complete privacy.

Smuggler's Nest has been stylishly furnished with  Indonesian pieces and soft white sofas. The master bedroom has a four poster bed with a  huge tub for two, get romantic in here. Many small patios off the bedroom give incredible 180 degree views of the ocean. The second bedroom is located on the ground floor. Two classic living areas; one for lounging and the other serves as a TV room/library with cable television. The open plan dining area is adjacent to a well appointed kitchen. A  series of open patios funnels air from the ocean in to keep you cool. Although there is no air conditioning, the trade winds are constantly flowing through the property and there are ceiling fans and portable fans. 

 The lagoon style pool is surrounded by botanical gardens with many different kinds of palms, trees and perfect flowers. A series of foot paths for gentle strolls lead down the cliff side to an absolutely beautiful Gazebo. Check out the beautiful sunsets and enjoy a drink or book. 


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