There are three residential house types: the courtyard home, the compound, and the villa. The villas are the most typical, freestanding on their lot with yards all around. The courtyard homes and compounds are more special. Built to the edges of the lot, these types are organized around a private central courtyard, with outdoor galleries, terraces, gardens, fountains and pools. The courtyard home completely encloses its court while the compound, on a much larger lot, is comprised of multiple smaller pavilion buildings connected by loggias and garden walls.
The Town Architects of Alys Beach brought a dream to fruition through impeccable, thoughtful design, and the understanding of how the outdoors interacts intimately with interior spaces. Erik Vogt and Marieanne Khoury-Vogt have been integral in the true development of the Alys Beach dream.
Over the last 30 years, the planning and architecture firm Duany Plater Zyberk and Company has crafted plans for over 300 new towns, regions, and revitalization projects throughout the world, including Alys Beach. DPZ's work brings together in one room the many disciplines needed for successful town planning, including architecture, engineering, landscape, and community; all working together to create communities built for relationships.
All of our homes feature solid masonry roofs and walls that stand strong against nature’s toughest forces, adding value and peace of mind. Alys Beach is the first community in the world to require that all homes meet the prestigious standard of Fortified… for safer living®, an insurance industry certification developed by the Institute for Business and Home Safety. Fortified homes are built above and beyond code requirements, with features like additional wall reinforcement and fireproof materials that protect against natural disasters.