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" This is a house for dreaming," says architect Colin Campbell of the island retreat he designed for clients, a family compound set among the coconut palms and oleander shrubs of a steep and rocky promontory. In the evening, his clients head to the upper-deck pavilion as the sun melts into a turquoise ocean, the moon later seeming to rise from the water in its place. With no city lights to interfere, the night sky unfolds a dazzling blanket of stars overhead, and in summer, shooting stars blaze across the darkness during the annual Perseid meteor shower. Daylight hours are no less impressive, with panoramic views that encompass pink-sand beaches and coral reefs teeming with colorful parrotfish. T h e h o u s e 's architecture is very much of the island's long design tradition of white, stepped rooftops and pastel- painted exterior walls. Like most houses on the island, this one features a buttery, an often freestanding room with a tall, elegantly peaked roof whose design and function dates to the early 17th century when butteries were used to store wine, r u m , a n d o t h e r provisions delivered by merchant trade ships. 112

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