|Anguilla Real Estate for Sale - Friedman's Fantasia - US$9,900,000|
Welcome to the ultimate island retreat, one of the Caribbean’s most spectacular residences, on coveted Barnes Bay, Anguilla, British West Indies. Easily accessible from Europe and the United States by commercial and private jet, this architectural masterpiece is perched on a bluff above a secluded beach on the island’s exclusive West End.
Designed by the celebrated architect Ronald O. Van Pelt of Wimberly, Allison Tong & Goo, with landscaping by internationally known Larry Steinle, this island haven is perched on the longest residential waterfront property on Barnes Bay, Anguilla. The superb architecture and engineering harmonizes with the natural terrain, providing panoramic ocean views from every vantage point.
The 28,000 square feet of living space includes two master suites, four private guest suites, enormous family room, oversized living room, library, private office, state of the art kitchen and a fully equipped apartment for a caretaker.
Enjoy the gentle prevailing trade winds as you move through the open areas of this remarkable home with its numerous public and private spaces—all with panoramic water views—set in a lush tropical environment. Enter through massive mahogany gates to a cobblestone courtyard. Wander through the open air breezeways formed by stone arches and Italian limestone flooring through out, connecting the four pavilions. This fabulous compound consists of four wings, each of which features, Custom African mahogany millwork.
Dine in three open-air locales overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Listen to the music of a winding stream as it cascades under a bridge to the lower swimming pool nestled into the bluff. Drink in the beauty of the tropical flower garden bursting with color. Enjoy the coconuts, pineapples, bananas, papayas, figs, plantain, vegetables, herbs, and other bounty provided by the Estate’s orchard.
North Wing features two levels, with a grand family room, bar, living room, 18-seat dining room, formal library/media room with first rate audiovisual equipment. Each of these rooms has its own terrace, revealing stunning views of the ocean from every perspective. The fully equipped Siematic kitchen features professional equipment, granite counters, a large prep island, and elegant cabinets and a pantry. There is a custom outdoor barbecue with a sea view. The entertainment areas can comfortably accommodate 100 guests.
West Wing houses palatial private quarters, including an enormous master suite, gorgeous office, private library, huge bedroom with double height ceiling, extraordinary bath, granite counters, elegant mahogany cabinets, enormous dressing area, walk-in closet, make up station, an external private staircase to the garden, and a flowered covered balcony with dining area over looking the turquoise sea. The lower level features two oversized bedrooms separated by a large lounging room, with a wet bar and entertainment center.
East Wing features an additional oversized master suite with a bathroom finished in Italian limestone, granite counters and mahogany cabinetry, the walk-in closet is fitted with custom millwork for storage. There is a private internal staircase and a secluded terrace over looking the garden and sea. There are two more bedrooms with ocean views and terraces. In addition there is a lounging room equipped with a wet bar and entertainment center.
South Wing houses a lovely caretaker’s suite, commercial grade laundry, garage/workshop, surveillance monitor, storage rooms, mechanical, electrical, water, and pump rooms.
The regulation tennis court is perfectly manicured for you to play like a pro. The jewel like azure infinity pool, a delight for the eyes, measures 60 by 25 feet and appears to merge into the sea. The lower freeform pool overlooks the cove’s gently breaking waves. It is surrounded by a terrace of tumbled limestone with steps leading to the beach. Both the upper and lower pools are chlorine- free with alternative state of the art purifying systems.
This unique estate must be experienced to be fully appreciated.
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