Dominican architectural designer puts the Caribbean on the architectural world map

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Dominican architectural designer puts the Caribbean on the architectural world map

By Janine Edwards
December 18, 2012 10:10 A.M

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The Beah House at Meade Bay, Anguilla.
Road Town, Anguilla (TDN) -- Ian “Sugar George” Edwards, Architectural Designer and Property Developer of Sunset Homes headquartered in Anguilla, was honored with five (5) prestigious International Awards for Architecture and Property Development.

These globally coveted awards were unveiled and presented at the International Property Awards Ceremony at the exclusive Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, London on December 7th, 2012 . “Sugar George” is the son of the late Bernadette “Bingi” Jno Finn and George Edwards of the Roseau area.

Over two thousand (2,000) entries were submitted from architects and property developers in eighty-nine (89) countries, from the regions of Asia-Pacific, Africa, Europe, Arabia, USA, United Kingdom, Central and South America and the Caribbean.

“Sugar George” edged out his peers and emerged a winner in each of the three (3) levels of the competition. The first stage being at the country level, next the Caribbean region and finally the World level.

The competition was judged by a panel of seventy seven highly esteemed international judges in over ten (10) rounds of judging sessions around the world.

As the Architectural Designer & Builder of “ The Beach House” on Meads Bay, described as “a stunning contemporary masterpiece”, “Sugar George” captured awards for: Best Single Property Unit - Anguilla, Best Architecture Single Unit –Anguilla; Best Property Single Unit – Caribbean; Best Architecture Single Unit – Caribbean and the most coveted prize, the sole “World’s Best of the Best” award for the Best International Architecture - Single Residence for 2012-2013.

The Beach House is an elegant 8 bedroom estate which features generous expanses of glass, ensuring a seamless line between the outdoors and indoors; clean and unexpectedly varied geometric lines and shapes, stainless steel trims and touches of warm wood, complemented by oversized stone tiles.

The elegant Beach House was designed to capture the natural beauty of Anguilla’s marine-scape, with its spectacular sunsets and ocean views – in effect bringing the stunning outdoors into the daily living experience. The property can be viewed

The long established International Property Awards has been a symbol of excellence throughout the global property industry over the past nineteen (19) years.

The high profile event also featured a day of networking, presentations and seminars by Property Development, Construction, Interior Design and Architectural Firms from around the globe.

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Lord Michael Bates, Ian “Sugar George” Edwards, Stewart Shield, President, International Property Awards

Sunset Homes hosted a dynamic Round Table discussion at the event, at which Ian and Janine Edwards, highlighted aspects of Property Development in Anguilla and the Caribbean, attracting keen interest by attendees.

“It was our intention”, “Sugar George” commented, “to use the opportunity to feature the Caribbean as a world class destination, with high quality accommodation and villas, designed to suit even the most discerning traveller.”

The event culminated with a Grand Champagne Reception and Gala Silver Service Dinner and Awards ceremony at which the highly anticipated “World’s Best of the Best” Awards were unveiled.

Ian “Sugar George” Edwards expressed his heartfelt appreciation to his business partners John and Valerie Barker and wife Janine for their creative contribution and invaluable input to the Beach House project.

He also lauded the efforts of the Sunset Homes Office and Construction staff with special mention of the CAD team Verna Jerome and Hari Cuffy, complemented by many Dominican tradesmen from his childhood neighbourhoods whom he had brought in to work on his projects.

Gratitude was also expressed to Renante Guinto for his stunning photography of The Beach House and Michelle Owen-Vasilis and Valerie Zaharia for their exquisite artistic renderings of the awards portfolios which were presented in the competition.

Sugar George graciously accepted the exclusive global awards which mark a pinnacle of excellence in the fields of architecture and property development.

The accolades attracted significant media attention for the destination of Caribbean, positioning the islands as an attractive investment destination, offering first class services in Architecture, Construction and Property Development.

For more information contact: Janine Edwards
Cell: 1-264 235-3666
Office: 1-264-497-3666
[email protected]

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