- March 4th, 2008
- in Yachting
Discover a home where charms of the Caribbean meet the finest in architecture. Crisp modern lines, constructed to perfection, skillfully engineered and finished in classic seaside décor, Frenchman’s Paradise is being built by the best local craftsmen in a collaborative creation by renowned architects OBM International, construction manager BCQS, and local contractor Ruford Forbes. No expenses have been spared as the nearly completed villa-style property promises to impress; anticipate next month as we plan to finally review this magnificent property. Witness the breathtaking views from Frenchman’s Paradise off the West End and see all the way to Jost Van Dyke, St. John and St. Thomas. The villa was conceived by the neighbor, an award-winning hotelier and developer in the United States. Style and convenience are the distinctive qualities; simply fly from New York in the morning, hop aboard a water taxi, and relax in privacy at your personal hideaway before lunch. Upon entering the property, you will find intricate stonework surrounding an infinity pool en route to the main dwelling.
Park your car and drop your bags; head directly to the pool and jump in for immediate refreshment and relaxation. Find that the landscaping has been carefully planned to provide color and privacy, all the while knowing low maintenance was a key element in the design. Step under cover on the marble floored deck and veranda, exposed to an irreplaceable view of the sunset to the West.
Follow inside the property through the custom mahogany and glass doors and into the main living quarters. The floors are tiled in stone and the twelve-inch-thick walls provide a remarkably sturdy construction. With high ceilings vaulted on the upper level, space is more than ample. Modern lighting fixtures and central air conditioning provide ultimate comfort while a state-of-the-art kitchen will please even the most demanding professional chef.
Walk under the cathedral-style ceiling into the incredibly spacious living area. Proceed to unwind in the master suite fit for a king and queen; occupants will sleep in comfort and luxury awaking to the stunning view. Accompanying the room is its most impressive feature; the deluxe master bathroom is styled with both indoor and outdoor showers, grand enough to fit ten people, yet set out on a balcony in quiet seclusion.
At the entry level, an additional space may be utilized as a fourth bedroom or as an office. A wide staircase leads downstairs into two nearly identical guest suites, providing generous accommodation for family or guest. Each is featured with a large en suite bathroom, complete with central air and a balcony, sharing identical views. Spend time together or enjoy complete privacy; the house provides plenty of space for any occasion.
As the last and best site in a gated community, this villa is protected, private and secluded in paradise, ideal and desirable as a second home or vacation rental; this spot is truly a modern getaway in all its tropical bliss. Nearby Sopers Hole Marina offers excellent yacht management and shopping facilities, while just minutes away are the pristine beaches of Tortola’s North Shore.
The finest artisans are now in the process of adding the final touches. We wait in eager anticipation as they detail the property with style. To Frenchman’s Paradise we will return next month and finally, view its completed presentation…
Frenchman's Paradise is available for sale through Coldwell Banker BVI for $3M.
Visit www.frenchmansparadise.com or call Chris Smith on 284 542 3000 for more details.