A new building blog debuted over the weekend and we think you should check it out. It follows the adventures of one Chicago couple in their quest to own a home on St. John.
During their initial property search, Eric Woltkamp and Patrick Coffey just couldn’t seem to find what they were looking for. They would find a great villa, but it had little to no views. And then they’d find a spot with killer views, but the villa needed too much work for their liking. So after mulling it over a bit, they decided to build their dream Caribbean home.
The soon-to-be-built villa is called Seas the Day and it’s located in Estate Chocolate Hole. According to the blog, it “boasts panoramic views of Hart (Bay) and Chocolate Hole Bay with vistas out to St. Croix and French Cap.”
Here’s a bit from their “About” section:
After many trips to the Caribbean, and many to St. John, we knew that St. John just “felt right.” We connected with the pure beauty of the island, its people, its lifestyle, and that the US flag flew above. Dreaming to escape the snowy winters of the Midwest and realizing that life is just too short, in 2012 we decided it was time to buy a piece of the rock. After looking at several houses, we decided to build a house instead. In 2013 we secured a parcel of land and began planning to build an “Urban-Caribbean” themed pool villa using green construction methods and totally solar powered. Ground breaking is scheduled the beginning of 2014.
This site is a blog of our construction progress. It’ll be written in real time, so there may be long delays between posts, as you know… this is island time ‘mon! As events unfold, we hope to realize a dream soon come.
Their first post discusses how they ended up choosing the lot in Estate Chocolate among other contenders in the East End, Leinster Bay, Upper Carolina, Bordeaux and Gifft Hill. It’s a pretty entertaining read with some nice pictures too. You can check it out in its entirety here. You can also follow them on Facebook here.