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Set amongst the dramatic East Coast of Barbados, Zazen is the first ultra- modern luxury offering of its kind in this unforgettable landscape. It is a merger of Eastern spiritual traditions and refined industrial design set against the vivid hues and Atlantic swells of Cattle Wash Beach. The distinctive architectural style of renowned Barbados architect, Doug Luke, makes the chalet-esque industrial loft aesthetic and 6,000 square feet of two-level living space a prominent landmark in the heart of Barbados’ rustic East Coast. Shared dining and living areas offer clean lines and crisp detailing with elements of stainless steel, concrete, stone and timber. Other architectural and interior design features include operable louvres and large sliding doors of highly durable Sipo Mahogany, an al fresco eight-seater dining area with fire pit and barbeque, airy 30-foot ceilings and a state-of-the-art kitchen that offers professional-grade stainless-steel appliances that disappear behind panels that match the adjacent cabinetry. Ocean light and breezes pervade Zazen’s cool, spacious interiors, while a neutral palette of greys and browns and luminous white walls reflect the sparkling waves and slabs of multi-coloured semi-precious stones that adorn each room of the house. Two wings, located on opposite ends of the ground floor, feature a beachfront suite and a loft bedroom with lounge area that share a luxuriously outfitted bathroom with double vanity, a bathtub and a rain shower and enjoy easy access to the pool and beach.