At Serenity Point we want to build an oasis of residences at Schooner Bay that reflect elegance, modernity and evoke the Bahamian touch. As such, our emphasis is on homes more open to the Abaconian landscape. Homes that merge with their surroundings.
To bring that dream to fruition, we teamed up with Chancey Design Partnerships for both the architecture and design of Serenity Point.
The firm has an impeccable reputation and the team has designed many beautiful homes in the region. The company has a sharp emphasis on personalized service, and a firm foundation in true design excellence.
Much of this is due to company’s Founder, Walton H. Chancey, AIA, who is also the Senior Managing Partner as well as the Director of Marketing. For over 20 years, he has been directly responsible for multi-family, mixed-use and commercial developments, hospitality projects, healthcare work, signature single-family residences and historic restoration projects.
In his personal life and his business pursuits, Chancey adheres to the same philosophy, “Work hard, work happy, and live every day with passion.”
This motto is evident in his commitment to the clients and projects he undertakes.
An Auburn University alumnae, he worked for several firms before deciding to move to Ybor City with his wife, Sandra. He and his wife established their business in the the historic neighborhood in Tampa, Florida in 1989. There, he helped revitalize development. Walt was so passionate about the neighborhood and about helping other area businesses prosper that he spent much of the first 5 years doing local renovation. His company eventually merged with designers and thus became Chancey Design Partnership.
Over the years, his team has won numerous awards and been featured in more than 40 publications. They have justly acquired a reputation for being able to interpret clients needs while creating homes that fit their location’s environment and lifestyle.
Because Chancey Design specializes in architecture, planning and interior design, they are able to take a project literally from the ground up. The company works from the land-planning through to completion of the finished residence.
“We believe that many projects lose a lot in the handoff between the architects and interior designers,” Chancey says. “We feel that we have a better, more holistic product because of an early interiors relationship. Our interior designers are not just decorators. They understand space planning, the layouts and they work with us in the early part of designing a project. Architecture and interior design are so important to each other.” (Source: ChanceyDesign.com PDF)
Chancey Design specializes in creating groundbreaking yet subtle island homes, homes that weave smoothly into the landscape they occupy, make them a perfect choice for our Serenity Point Builder’s Program.
While maintaining the mass, scale and materials of the local vernacular, the houses at Serenity Point present a refreshing contemporary take on Caribbean Architecture, embracing how we live today. Designed with the topography of the site, each house creates a unique experience, maximizing views to the beach and water. Large expansive doors and windows offer an unparalleled view to the beach and water that begins to dissolve the threshold between indoor and outdoor living spaces. Although these elements have a more modern quality, materials like locally quarried coral stone, flat tile roofs and stucco add a traditional texture to both the interior and exterior spaces creating a warm and inviting palette that grounds the design in comfort and familiarity and blends harmoniously with traditional Bahamian architecture.
Only 24 luxury home sites are available at Serenity Point on Schooner Bay Beach. If you are interested in purchasing a property or participating in our Builder’s Program, contact us for more information.