Sotheby's International Realty - Gros Islet, 06
The unique design of this magnificent villa was inspired by the famous domed City of pleasure called Xanadu created by the Mongol ruler Kubla Khan in China during the 12th century.
The domes of the villa dominate the hillside on St Lucia's northern tip in the exclusive residential area of the old sugar plantation of Cap Estate. This villa enjoys a particularly private elevated position and the high south west facing terraces take advantage of the cooling breezes and panoramic views of nearby Pigeon Island and St Lucia's West Coast. In good visibility, the nearby French Island of Martinique is seen to the north and this makes for an impressive backdrop to the Caribbean Sea view, both during the day and at night.
The Villa is surrounded by over 1 acre of gardens that slope gently away from the house and are home to coconut palms and tropical plants. Its unique architectural design of concrete and stonework engineering, allows almost every part of this home to enjoy wonderful views of the ocean.
The huge circular domed living area is the center piece of the villa and its five large bi-fold doors open to a circular terrace giving the option of outdoor living, which is the essence of Caribbean life. The spacious living room opens out onto a breezy patio, perfect for a laid-back afternoon watching the waves roll in. The completely circular area with its compass rose floor and non-slip river stone has a unique atmosphere and gives access to the swimming pool with its bar stools partly inside the dome. Large plants shrive in this sheltered room and give a truly botanical feel. There is also a huge 40,000 gallon cistern below the living room which stores rain water collected from the concrete roof of the home. The extensive terrace is not over looked and provides the perfect place for sunbathing, or enjoying a swim in the private pool.
The Dome leads to the curved kitchen area with completely modern equipment, corian work surfaces and double sink. It is claimed that nowhere in the Caribbean is the view from the kitchen sink so spectacular. The historical Pigeon Island lies below, the beautiful coastline of the west of the Island stretches away and at night, the lights of the town of Gros Islet and Rodney Bay add to the charming view.
The villa has three spacious bedroom suites arranged round the pool terrace, all with modern bathrooms and wonderful views of the ocean and gardens. They all have their own private separate access direct from the terrace. The impressive master suite has a spacious private balcony overlooking the pool, gardens and Caribbean Sea beyond. The en suite bathroom is finished to a high standard and features a double 'his and hers' vanity basins, and an impressive walk-in shower.
The gently sloping land surrounding the house offers many opportunities and would be ideal for an additional cottage or home.
There are nearby beautiful sand beaches catering for all manner of water sports and world class golf, an IGY marina, restaurants, shopping and nightlife in Rodney Bay are located just 5 minutes away.
This is an exceptional property on the holiday rental market and offers excellent value for money as an ideal family home, all the while enjoying its alluring and unique location.