7 bedroom villa for sale
Barbados - Lancaster, St James
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- Infinity Pool
- Covered Terrace
- Dining Gazebo
- Media Room
- Home Theater
- Wet Bar
- Dining Gazebo
- Wine Cellar
Located on one of the most exclusive ridges overlooking Barbados' Platinum Coast, this newly built villa encompasses over 13,500 sq ft of covered living space and boasts unparalleled panoramic views of the borderline gully and island's countryside to the east, with the Caribbean Sea and the stunning Royal Westmoreland championship golf course to the west.
From the moment one enters the grounds, Serenity's mastering of the extraordinary is immediately apparent. The curved cobble stone driveway, bordered by expertly designed and maintained gardens, leads to the front entrance of the villa, with turning circle and elegant fountain. The majestic entrance, hand-carved from solid coral stone, took six artisans weeks to create. The stunning coral stone villa is framed by beautiful gardens; its copper guttering, hand-crafted shutters and shingle-style roof create an awe-inspiring first impression of the home's beauty. A bridged entrance over a stunning fish pond filled with rare Koi fish sets the scene for the breathtaking interior found just beyond the impressive double entrance.
Serenity's floor plan has been cleverly designed by the famous American architect Jeff Harrell to afford optimal views from every room of the villa; large sash windows and terrace doors are positioned to provide the best vantage points overlooking the countryside, sea or golf course. They also allow the cooling tradewind breezes to flow through the home, creating an unparalleled atmosphere of tranquility.
The Great Room is no exception; the main living space is simply breathtaking, with music hall proportions and soaring ceilings, it is the centerpiece of the villa's interior living space. The entire room opens to spectacular views through floor-to-ceiling pocket doors that slide away to reveal the property's stunning double-sided free-form swimming pool with cascading waterfall infinity edges and a swim-up bar area. The pool's adjacent terraces offer luxurious space for sunbathing; as the sun reaches its pinnacle heat, giant sun screens automatically roll down, retaining the enchanting views while creating shady spaces for that perfect lazy afternoon. The dining gazebos and out door areas are ideal for breezy al fresco lunches or evening cocktails under a starlit Caribbean sky.
Adjacent to the Great Room, the kitchen is a chef's dream, featuring top of the line amenities including a separate pantry, thick marble work surfaces, double-oven, oversized double fridges / freezers / dishwashers, custom-built cabinetry and a large marble-topped island, ideal for entertaining and informal dining.
Floor-to-ceiling windows frame the idyllic countryside view to the east, providing the kitchen with a graceful natural light, that welcoming morning sunrise and an airy atmosphere. Whilst the kitchen has been designed to be open plan, it can be easily converted to an enclosed area accessible by doors or archway if preferred.
The formal dining area, accessible from the kitchen by sliding floor-to-ceiling pocket doors, features hand-laid herringbone wooden floors, custom made wine cellar storage areas, high ceilings and exceptional views of the Caribbean Sea beyond the adjacent terrace. An elegant, wood-paneled library and office with custom cabinetry, powder room and beautiful guest bedroom with private terrace complete the ground floor layout.
The upper and ground floor levels of the home are connected by an elegant spiral staircase with handmade wrought iron railings and a stunning chandelier which can be automatically lowered when the need arises.
The upper level features the master bedroom and an additional bedroom suite, all featuring exceptional finishes, hand-finished ceiling mouldings and private terraces with views of the entire West Coast of Barbados. The en suite bathrooms have free-standing cast-iron bathtubs, separate walk-in showers, hand-laid mosaic tiling and elegant vanities and cabinetry.
The lower level of the home features an impressive array of amenities, including a state-of-the-art cinema with a 15 ft. wide screen, cutting-edge surround sound system and luxurious armchair seating.
There is also a further brick-lined, air-conditioned wine cellar and two additional rooms currently appointed as a fully-equipped gym, storage and games area and a self-contained apartment with its own entrance ideal for live-in staff or security.
The lower level also features the home's additional facilities, including a full commercial laundry area, staff bathrooms and living quarters and plant facilities, with water storage, pumps, lighting and technical control panels. The electrical supply is 3-phase commercial, which can support all power demands; and in the event of a power cut, a diesel-powered generator will instantly power all security, lighting and amenities.
In addition to the main garage, there is also designated space for staff and guest parking, with covered space for up to 8 vehicles, as well as a separate garage for a golf buggy. The 2 garages are secured with automatic doors. All levels, including the garage, are accessible via both stairwell and elevator.
The property also features a guest cottage finished to the same exacting standards as the main house. Accessible via stairwell from the pool deck, the cottage features a spacious living area and kitchen, ideal for visiting family and friends. The two bedrooms feature high ceilings, crown ceiling mouldings and sumptuous finishes, as well as en suite bathrooms and private west-facing terraces with sun loungers for afternoon relaxation.
Serenity's expert design extends beyond its physical beauty; the villa has been constructed with modern lifestyle, state of the art security and efficient upkeep in mind. No expense has been spared; built to Dade County standards; the villa's beautiful shingle-style roof is constructed from a composite concrete material to provide full hurricane protection. Exterior doors are both impact and weatherproof, featuring an elegant wood finish and secure hardware. Windows are custom made in solid mahogany with a powder coated aluminum finish on the exterior along with shutters, providing superior weather and sound-proofing.
LED lighting provides an elegant, warm atmosphere, while also being low-maintenance and economical, while air-conditioning has been cleverly designed and integrated to be completely silent while providing both air circulation and filtration throughout the home. The air conditioning, ceiling fans, lighting and audio in each room or area can be controlled by iPad, iPhone or laptop.
The buildings' water supply is specially filtered and softened to extend the lifespan of all piping, equipment and appliances as well as provide optimal water purity. The grounds are maintained by hidden irrigation systems and captured water storage.
The property's sense of security and privacy is second to none; a natural gully borders the entire eastern edge of the property, which has been enhanced by walls and railings, while razor wire fencing hidden by extensive landscaping lines the north and south borders of the property. Non-intrusive cameras with DVR back-up recordings are strategically placed along the perimeter of the building, with security laser beams and motion sensors activated at night.
Serenity has been made available for sale by appointment only; the property comes completely turnkey and includes all fixtures, fittings and furnishings. All appliances, equipment doors and windows include full manufacturers' warranties