We are working closely with the property owner to develop a new vision for Kona Village. The goal is to reposition the property as a premiere cottage-styled Hawaiian resort while preserving its “barefoot elegance” and rustic charm. In keeping with this spirit, we will create a distinctive sense of place, incorporating an authentic Polynesian and pan-Pacific cultural identity while maintaining a casual, unpretentious environment. Working carefully with the natural landscape, we will accentuate the experience by creating a romantic “lost-world” experience.
This 5,000 square-foot home in Sonoma’s wine country, features four bedrooms, media room, sleeping tower, and a variety of cozy outdoor spaces for dining and entertaining. VITA artfully landscaped the 36-acre grounds, incorporating traditional materials with contemporary design elements. Features include a swimming pool with infinity-edge design, diving rock, and separate spa just steps from the terrace. The property also includes bocce ball and sport courts, five-acre vineyard, organic vegetable gardens and a fruit orchard. At the entry, a striking water feature is integrated into the limestone staircase, offering an intriguing counterpoint to the panoramic hilltop views.
This home sits on a gently sloping five-acre property in the historic Village of Cherry Hills, just outside of Denver, Colorado. The client desired an architectural expression reminiscent of the grand shingle-style estates of the early 1900s. VITA worked diligently with the architect to preserve the dozens of existing mature oaks, maples and fir trees while incorporating the various design elements into the property. These included a 25,000 square-foot home, lap pool and pool house, paddle-tennis court, decorative pond, and expansive lawn. The result is a series of garden rooms with uncomplicated, pleasing forms and details constructed from natural wood and stone, as would have been done 100 years ago.
One of Hawaii’s 25 most expensive homes, VITA was commissioned to assist the owner with the acquisition of multiple parcels and the design of the two-acre oceanfront estate. In addition to landscape design, VITA worked closely with the architect to properly site the buildings allowing them to capture spectacular views and cooling tropical breezes.
VITA was commissioned to design the outdoor living spaces for this beachfront home in Cabo San Lucas with an emphasis on entertaining. The small, but dramatic, site lent itself to a multi-level garden approach. The plan welcomes guests into the home through the upper level, directing their view to the main terrace below where an infinity-edge pool bleeds into the Pacific Ocean. Beneath the pool is a lavish Turkish bath-inspired entertainment grotto with an inviting spa, bar and private alcoves for television viewing and lounging. All are richly detailed with handmade tiles, carved stone columns, mandalas and custom light fixtures.
This oceanfront estate at Kuki’o in Kona, Hawaii is defined by the natural features of the Hawaiian shoreline and anchialine ponds. VITA was involved from its earliest conception, working closely with the homeowners and architect to create a landscape plan that complemented the elegant simplicity of the architecture while capturing the essence of the home’s natural surroundings.
VITA worked closely with the developer, Discovery Land Company, to create a comprehensive masterplan for this 600-acre private golf and beach club community. Special care was taken to ensure the vision was capable of capturing the island’s distinctive sense of place, while preserving fragile elements of its natural ecosystem. At completion, Baker’s Bay included 250 homesites, a marina village and 200-slip marina, a Tom Fazio-designed tropical links-style golf course, and a private beach club focusing on family-oriented fun, wellness and outdoor adventures. Along with this, the masterplan set aside several acres to preserve space for indigenous land crabs, as well as unique vegetation associations only found on Great Guana Cay. We also devised stringent shoreline regulations concerning setbacks, as well as strict clearing and grading controls to further protect the island environment.
From a master-planning perspective, this 700-acre project on Barbuda presented many unique challenges. The property consists of two separate parcels, each with its own identity. VITA was called upon to develop an overall masterplan, with residential and amenity packages, that would allow the two neighborhoods to complement each other. We also planned the phasing and re-purposing of buildings and resources to achieve real estate goals. This project features a Tom Fazio-designed golf course, multiple beach clubs and villages, an environmental school, family barns and two farms. Special planning has been given to building sustainability on the island and preserving the natural resources and wildlife habitat.
This 6,700-acre property sits along a four-mile stretch of the Upper Provo River, providing an unmatched setting for active individuals and families to escape from the rigors of daily life and reconnect with nature. VITA was charged with developing a masterplan capable of bringing this vision to life. Facilities include a community clubhouse with pool, fitness center, spa and wellness facility, indoor sports court and game room, as well as a paddle tennis pavilion. Also included is a riverside restaurant and lounge, a pizza and ice cream parlor, and a host of kids’ activities. Outdoor recreational amenities include a Rees Jones-designed golf course, world-class fly fishing outfitter, a five-stand shooting facility, ski-in/ski-out clubhouse in the heart of Park City, and more than 4,000 acres of untouched backcountry to explore.
VITA created the master plan for this highly successful, 550-acre community in the Las Vegas suburb of Summerlin, Nevada. Located between Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the Las Vegas Strip, this community combines outstanding luxury with the peace and striking beauty of its natural setting. Summit Club features spacious homesites with breathtaking mountain and city skyline views, a community village with a selection of luxury developer residences, a spectacular clubhouse and a dramatic Tom Fazio-designed desert golf course. A beautifully designed walking trail system connects neighborhoods with thousands of trails in the neighboring conservation area.