Nativo "Oasis", mast down. Puerto Rico, like the many other Caribbean islands, as well as pretty much every populated seafaring coastal region around the world has its own style of small working sailboat. The exact design of each will be a result of historical circumstance, local requirements, locally available materials, and local hydro-graphic and meteorological conditions.
Donna Karan's Modern Beach House in Turks and Caicos
“Just being a part of nature, a guest of nature, was the most important key,” remarks Karan. In the pavilion, as throughout, sliding doors and glazed walls minimize the boundaries between the interiors and the landscape. (With Local Materials and Tropical Detailing, the Fashion Designer DONNA KARAN Dreams Up a Family Retreat in the British West Indies)