In the September "Seaside Style" issue of Coastal Living, former model and home accessories designer India Hicks writes an essay about renovating the Bahamanian estate built by her late father, the legendary interior designer David Hicks, after it was destroyed in Hurricane Irene. Originally inspired by an Egyptian temple, Savannah, as the home is called, was crafted to resemble a mausoleum, complete with cement walls made from native pink sand; the elder Hicks, his daughter writes, "decorated the interior simply," mixing modern artwork and clean-lined furnishings with antiques. "Slowly, we brought Savannah back to life," she continues. "A new roof, new doors, new glass partitions, new decking, new furniture, even new bedding. Of course the house will never be fully restored to her original splendor, as my father is no longer here with his Midas touch. But we have preserved as much as possible. Even the artwork is back."
Whad'ya know, but Savannah is also available as a four-bedroom vacation rental, asking $3,500 to $5,950 a week. View the HomeAway listing photos below, and head over to Coastal Living for a video tour.
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· Rebuilding the Past [Coastal Living]
· INDIA HICKS BEACH HOUSE FEATURED ON COVER OF COASTAL LIVING MAG. POOL, TENNIS. [HomeAway]