British Virgin Islands
POST IRMA/MARIA UPDATE: Damaged and the owner's are selling as is and are inviting offers.
No detail has been spared in this graceful and spacious plantation style-home located in a private residential estate on Frenchman's Cay connected to Tortola's West End. The property enjoys commanding and sweeping views over the Sir Francis Drake Channel to the south and Soper's Hole and the Atlantic to the north, punctuated by some 12 islands and cays. Caressed by year-round trade winds, this five bedroom, five bath house is completely private yet only minutes away from the beaches of the North Side and the protected anchorage of Soper's Hole with its shops and restaurants.
The main level of the house offers an elegantly furnished Great Room, a gourmet kitchen with eat-in area, grand dining room with banquet table and an air-conditioned guest bedroom suite. On the upper level there are 4 very large air conditioned bedrooms plus a well outfitted office. Every room of this 10,000 square feet mansion opens, via mahogany French doors, onto the wide wraparound decks, graced with hammocks and outdoor dining and lounging areas.
The simple but sumptuous furnishings define classic elegance: terra cotta floors with woven sea glass mats, plush chairs and sofas, antiques and fine art. Outside is the 50-foot freshwater pool with a shallow cove for children, a gazebo and a 6 person hot tub spa surrounded by lovely lawns, palm trees and flowering gardens. A state of the art gym/recreation room is tucked away in the garden a few steps from the house. Detached laundry room.