Inspired by the plantation houses of Martinique and decorated with carefully replicated furniture of the period, this 7,000-square foot home exudes the aura of the French Caribbean. Situated on a private oversized estate lot of almost two acres, the home is near Ocean Drive where the Island's exclusive shops and restaurants are located. The Moorings club with its fine dining, golf, tennis, boating and fitness center is within walking distance. A 22-foot dock with a lift will be made available for purchase.
Walking through the elegant mahogany entrance and into the foyer, one is further reminded of the splendid plantation houses of the French Caribbean, with winding mahogany staircase, fully workable louvered mahogany interior doors, and mahogany windows and trim. And then there is the ocean view unfolding through multiple French doors at the East end of the great room. White marble floors subtly framed in a marble border have been honed to appear like one piece. A wood burning fireplace surrounded by a seating area completes the dramatic scene. Further East is the kitchen with a large seating area for guests and a dining niche overlooking the ocean. Needless to say, the kitchen appliances are “the best” that Wolf, Sub-Zero and Miele have to offer. Truly a Cook's Paradise!
Still on the first floor, the Cabana Wing has a separate mini apartment with wet bar, refrigerator, washer and dryer, and Chinese jade marble shower. Two en-suite bedrooms and a half bath complete the first floor.
Up the magnificent mahogany staircase (or via the elevator, if one wishes) is the second-floor foyer finished with a Venetian Marble plaster walls surrounding arched transom vents and louvered mahogany doors that lead into the master suite. The master living room with library and entertainment area, has a fireplace, wet bar, site-built custom Library complete with art niches and a glorious balcony overlooking the ocean. The reflective ceiling also has Venetian marble plaster finish. Through a second set of French Doors, is the Master bedroom suite with a large covered oceanfront balcony, his and her bathrooms, a soaking tub (with ocean views), and an immense walk in custom closet with its own laundry center. There is a separate shoe closet. The lady’s bathroom was created using rare white Greek Thassos marble and the finest fittings. The Gentleman’s bathroom is done in honey marble and mahogany cabinetry. Every detail has been considered including hidden televisions and appliance drawers in the bathrooms.
The grounds are just under two acres with 163 feet of private oceanfront. Carpeted in barefoot friendly Bermuda grass, the yard becomes a private playground. Hidden on the west side of the home is a fruit orchard and covered seating area. The oversized 4 Bay garage is air conditioned to protect valuable collections. Over the garage or two air-conditioned rooms for future consideration. Utilities are in place.
Property Features Include: Waterfront, 4+ car garage
Interior Features Include: vaulted/cathedral ceilings, crown molding, elevator, pantry, garden/Roman tub, walk-in closet, wet bar
Exterior: Balcony, cabana, patio, irrigation system