The 72-acre island, known as Overyonder Cay, has been tastefully transformed into a dramatic showplace for stunning architectural design and cutting edge, green energy technology. The landscape design approach complies with the environmental report prepared, in conjunction with a harmonious design of natural hard and soft scapes throughout the island.
The landscape was a huge challenge. We used existing vegetation, while also importing native and non-native vegetation on an island with harsh conditions. It was also vital we strategically use water for irrigation purposes. Drought tolerant and Florida Friendly principles were applied within the plant palette selection process and design. Integrating on-island hardscapes and imported natural stone fused the landscape in creating this natural paradise.
Propelled by the concepts of human and natural renewal, 100% of the normal power needs are met by wind and solar energy. Reverse osmosis watermakers turn seawater into purified drinking water. Rainwater and runoff are collected into cisterns placed throughout the island for irrigation use.
by Malcolm E. Miller
As Land Form Design Group’s founding Director, Malcolm has curated LFDG’s exciting portfolio of high-end residential, golf and spa resorts, parks, marinas and private island projects in Florida, Bahamas, China, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Middle East. The result of his never ending desire to create finds a rewarding existence with the studio. With over 25 years of experience at RRLA, EDSA and Land Form Design Group, Inc., Malcolm has worked and directed noteworthy projects around the world. Malcolm seeks to listen to clients and offers open minded solutions while rendering attention to every detail. Malcolm is the lead principle of Land Form Design Group, Inc. and has been a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects since 1999, deals with the day to day operations maneuvering between roles of business owner, designer and site project management.