Before and After: Watch the Transformation of Point of View

 

Yanique and I had always dreamed of having a home outside of the United States (more on why in another blog). After putting an offer on a property only to be told the next day that it had been sold (side-eye), we settled on Point of View. But, after making our decision it was clear that we didn't choose Point of View; it chose us!

There was a lot of work to do to make Point of View Villa & Spa into the peaceful place that it is today. We made a few upgrades to the main house—particularly the amazing interior design by Tammy Daubon. Most of the major renovations came with the addition of the private cabana and pool deck—also known as The Oasis. We are reflecting these days on how far we have come in just three years. Here are a few pictures that highlight the transformation of the property:

The drawing of the cabana and pool deck by Carlington Drummond.

The drawing of the cabana and pool deck by Carlington Drummond.

 
 
The semi-circular cabana porch takes shape. Notice the view in the background!

The semi-circular cabana porch takes shape. Notice the view in the background!

The cabana getting some height!

The cabana getting some height!

The cabana’s intricate roof design in its early phases

The cabana’s intricate roof design in its early phases

Another shot of the cabana in its early phases.

Another shot of the cabana in its early phases.

Pouring the edges of the pool.

Pouring the edges of the pool.

Wow. Now it looks like a cabana.

Wow. Now it looks like a cabana.

Pool and cabana coming together.

Pool and cabana coming together.

The pool deck and cabana after renovations were complete.

The pool deck and cabana after renovations were complete.

Inside of the cabana

Inside of the cabana

A before shot of the living room. Yes, that is a fireplace in Jamaica. No, we have never used it!

A before shot of the living room. Yes, that is a fireplace in Jamaica. No, we have never used it!

After shot of the living room. Tammy made it so cozy.

After shot of the living room. Tammy made it so cozy.

Before shot of the verandah, which faces the beautiful Montego Bay.

Before shot of the verandah, which faces the beautiful Montego Bay.

After shot of the verandah with a locally made teak dining table with seating for 10 (still facing Montego Bay)!

After shot of the verandah with a locally made teak dining table with seating for 10 (still facing Montego Bay)!