David Kensington explores Classical architecture and design in Barbados

David recently traveled to Barbados where he gathered inspiration for future projects as well as a new appreciation for the beautiful, luxurious and intentional design of the island. We’ve decided to share some of David’s favorite landmarks that are a must-visit while in Barbados. After all, it is a well-known fact that of all the British Caribbean Islands, Barbados stands out for its architecture and design.

Fustic House

One of David’s first and favorite stops during his trip was a visit to the famous Fustic House. Considered to be one of the island’s most recognized architectural treasures. Dating back to the 17th century, this estate has undergone several updates through its time. It’s tucked away behind a winding road on 11 acres, and is a serene retreat that boasts bright colors. With seven luxurious suites, this private estate can be visited and enjoyed by travelers. Here are some of our favorite images that capture the true exquisiteness of this estate.

St. Nicholas Abbey Rum Distillery

Barbados is credited with creating rum in the 17th century. So naturally, the next stop of the trip was to St. Nicholas Abbey Rum Distillery. With 350 years of rum under its belt, the entire estate exudes elegance and provenance, which is clearly seen throughout these images.

George Washington House

Barbados is the only country outside of the United States that George Washington ever visited. In 1751, when he was 19 years old, Washington visited this historic 18th century plantation with his brother. Today, it remains a treasure on the island and is maintained by the Barbados National Trust. It’s a popular spot for island visitors to see while in the country.

Here are a few more shots from David’s trip, including a morning view from the Atlantis Hotel where he stayed while visiting this beautiful island. For more information on what to do and where to go while visiting this island, read here.

Matthew Simon