The path that led to the creation of Ani Villas was anything but straightforward. Hailing from Denmark, Bonnie Bloom met her husband Ira, himself from NYC, whilst both were working in China. Deciding on a change of pace, they considered developing property in Indonesia but were dissuaded by the 2004 tsunami that hit that region. Returning to NYC, Ira’s mother, who was preparing to build in Anguilla, suggested they tag along. The rest, as they say, is history.
“We just loved the views from this side of the island,” says Bonnie of their choice of location. A walk around the untouched site provided all the inspiration they would need to develop the project.
“We took pictures of some of the stone and dried wood and other elements of the raw site, and said that this would be our palette.”
Having worked with Lee Skolnick previously to build Kamique Villas (which was subsequently sold), the couple again called on the New York architect to help them create another impressive project…
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