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Caribbean homes have unique features that you won’t find in a common stateside home – the climate, historical occupation, vibrant and diverse culture, and geography all play a role in the design of our homes here on St.Croix.

  • Seven flags have flown over the island of St. Croix and the footprint of these early settlers can be found interspersed throughout our architecture. Structural features inspired by our forefathers include the welcoming arms staircase, Danish-brick accents, thick columns and arches, vaulted or tray ceilings, ornate balusters, and board and batten shutters.
  • Year-round sunshine, 75-85 degree temperatures and a consistent breeze from the Caribbean trade winds is the ideal climate for outdoor living! Island homes tend to have less interior space than stateside homes. However, the square footage is made up by the additional exterior living space including large galleries, sunny decks and swimming pools. And we live outside!
  • We play with more color here. From sea blues to sunset pinks, and lime greens to sunny yellows – our island homes are vibrant, colorful and instantly put you in an island state of mind!
  • Many St. Croix properties enjoy a backdrop of the Caribbean Sea. For that reason, our homes are positioned and designed specifically to highlight these beautiful views. Imagine waking up to the sun rising over Buck Island or watching it dip into the sea while entertaining friends on your gallery!
  • Due to our trade winds, open-air living is much more common than central air-conditioning. Mother Nature does a pretty good job keeping us cool year-round. However, some homeowners opt for split air-conditioning units when the breezes settle down.
  • Most homes on St. Croix have a cistern, which is a water catchment system. Rainwater is collected from the roof, which is then diverted into gutters that drain into the cistern chamber. It’s one step closer to living green and off the grid!

This blog was provided by Coldwell Banker St. Croix Realty’s Team isLand-de Wilde.