Soak in the vitamin D with swimwear that sizzles.

Photographer: HAROLD JULIAN
Fashion Editor: YU SHING TING
Model: SHELBY C. FROM KATHY MULLER
Makeup Artist: KECIA LITTMAN OF WWW.KECIABELLA.COM
Hair Stylist: RYAN ALCANTARA

ABOUT THE SETTING

Our model looked right at home during our swimwear shoot for this month’s HILuxury women’s fashion feature- it’s no wonder, since the home was designed by award winners Dian Cleve (interior designer) and Jim Schmidt (architect), in close collaboration with owner Charles Wathen, a real estate developer and investor, and his wife Devra. Devra wanted a space that reflected their joy in entertaining-with a focus on intimate seating. Not one for much sun bathing, she also ensured that the pool area is surrounded by ample shade-complete with an outdoor grill and kitchen. The Wathens razed an older home to build their 5,225-square-foot four-bedroom/five-bath oasis bedecked in teak-most of it old teak, and also some antique teak from a 200-year-old building-imported from Bali and Jakarta. Elegantly blending indoor and outdoor living, the home also features a gourmand’s dream kitchen designed with input from the Wathens’ personal chef- each area is geared toward a specific focus: prep, dessert, wine, etc. The home has been entered in the 2014 BIA Renaissance Design Awards, but for the Wathens, their labradoodle, and the HILuxury team, it’s already a winner.