USVI housing at its finest: Outrigger House
- November 25th, 2014
- in PROPERTY
Showcase Property – Outrigger House
Photography by Don Hebert
Situated on 1.07 acres of land in Estate Elizabeth, St Thomas with a phenomenal view of the Charlotte Amalie harbour, Outrigger House is a villa designed to serve as a luxurious Virgin Islands retreat.
Meticulously constructed by Custom Builders, utilising poured concrete and poured block, the property was completed in September of 2013.
At a peak level of architectural accomplishment, the property’s interior spans 5,290 sq ft accompanied with an exterior living space of 5,200 sq ft.
Renowned interior designer Twila Wilson and architect Michael Helm, whose adept works have been featured in Architectural Digest, collaborated on the design of this magnificent haven.
Both epic yet comforting, the home features a 55ft covered veranda on the harbour side of the house and a 25ft vaulted great room. With four equal size master bedrooms inclusive of 10×10 decks, en suite bathrooms, and Lennox split AC units, the property exhibits a harmonious balance. One bedroom is located on the main walk-in level while the other three bedrooms are on the upper floor, along with a media room presenting a wall mounted flat screen television.
The interior space is the epitome of custom built fixtures and fittings suited to Caribbean style with an emphasis on custom mahogany cabinetry, and refined furniture fashioned from local mahogany by the talented craftsman George Munzar. The kitchen unveils polished slate counters and glass tile backsplash and includes a cosy breakfast area. Kitchen cabinets, bath vanities, the staircase to the second level, much of the mahogany furniture, the four poster beds, and nightstands were tailor-made to specifications that create the property’s natural, unique alignment with Caribbean lifestyle and climate.
Clarity in the physical beauty of the property demonstrates the designer’s ability to balance the refined pieces of custom mahogany furniture, with more rustic, colourful Indonesian furnishings; this fusion with added splashes of colour throughout via pillows, rugs, art, and beautiful glass tiles, form profound, perceptive aesthetics.
The exterior complements the villa’s tranquil theme with a 17ft x 20ft infinity-edge, solar-heated pool controlled by hand held remote for the pumps and infinity edge itself.
On the upper deck adjacent to the pool level is a barbecue and a table for outdoor dining. Falling at the western end of the great room, proximate to the kitchen, pool deck, and outdoor eating area is a wet bar possessing a sliding shutter. This feature transforms the bar area into charming indoor/outdoor space and includes a U‐line ice maker and Marvel wine cooler.
Beneath the house, still on the west side of the villa is a gym/yoga studio with a half bathroom. On the lower level on the east end of the house is a studio to be used as desired; perhaps as a residence for a nanny, caretaker or housekeeper.
Gifted with all these functional and attractive amenities, the property’s tranquillity and seclusion is completed by gated entry to the villa, using an electronic key pad and remote gate control tied into the phone system.
Currently operated as a highly rated vacation villa, Outrigger House is a conspicuous example of the grand Virgin Islands’ properties that this region boasts.
Outrigger House Features – Presented by Suzanne Mabe Real Estate
- Lot: 1.07 acres
- Built in Sept 2013
- Interior floor: 5,290 sq ft
- 4 Bed + 4 ½ Bath
- Gated entry with fully fenced yard
- Garden, deck, and patio
- Parking: 6 cars
- Solar heated pool
- Incredible view of the sea
- Construction: Concrete, insulated roof, highest rated windstorm doors and windows precluding need for shutters, stainless/cable railings for aesthetics and low maintenance
- Exterior space: 5,200 sq ft
- Cistern is 47,000 gallons and has two chambers
- 20KW generator with an automatic transfer switch
- Solar hot water
- 2 security cameras cover the parking area and the pool deck area