Longtime Bahamas residents, designer India Hicks and her husband, David Flint Wood built a guesthouse on Harbour Island to accommodate their many visitors. The two-story house was conceived by local architect Henry Melich in an old Caribbean plantation style. Each story has its own wraparound veranda overlooking the beach. “The beauty of the design is its modular simplicity,” says Wood, who created the pencil bed and side table in this bedroom. The aesthetic is clean and uncluttered.
The Redman-Hirahira House in Watsonville was built by local architect William Weeks in 1897 for James Redman, a farmer. In the 1930's, a Japanese-American family, the Hirahira's, bought the house and the farmland surrounding it. During WWII, the Hirahira family vacated the house and lands when they were forcibly re-located to Manzanar detention camp. It has stood empty in the fields between Highway 1 and Highway 152 in Watsonville since the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake made it uninhabitable.