Monday, August 6, 2012

Kanopi House Jamaica Tree Houses

Eco-friendly tree houses built to accommodate the natural landscape - and in some cases trees actually go the roof

The eco-friendly Kanopi House sits on a six acre private shoreland in Portland, wrapped around a stunning blue lagoon. 

Portland is one of Jamaica's most lush parishes, and is located just outside of Port Antonio.

Kanopi House offers five wood-frame, one and two bedroom, peak roof bungalows built in the island classic style. Wrapped in shuttered doors and windows, each opens almost entirely into the natural splendor of the jungle. Interiors are a blend of colonial and West Indian design, the atmosphere one of easy, island elegance. 

Accented in artwork and textiles by local artists, each graciously appointed tree-house is outfitted with a lounge that opens onto a sheltered veranda or ‘walls’ of French doors that open to allow the outside in; indoor and outdoor showers, and galley kitchen stocked with essentials such as cold drinks, light snacks, good wine and Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee. In lieu of television, rooms are equipped with Bose docks and iPods.

The "Living Room" at Kanopi is actually one of the property’s most unique features, and sits 500 feet above ground. It is the central ocean view gathering place where meals are served, and features carved mahogany daybeds, open bar, along with a selection of art and books. If desired, guests can arrange for meals elsewhere on the property.

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