|Single Family Home
|37,721 sq ft
|31 & 32
You have worked hard all your life and now you are looking for something that is very hard to find: a ready-to-be-enjoyed, beautifully appointed and elegantly relaxed island home, carefully curated with top name amenities designed to make daily living even more delightful than the cool tropical breeze flowing over you on an outsized back porch, in full view of your waiting boat and the incredible aqua-tinged ocean.
You savor the finer things and recognize the rare combination of practical-meets-high-style when you see it. Every area of this 5,941 square foot home (under air conditioning) shows attention to thoughtful details with everything from the built-in deep water 411 foot canal-front boat dock (with secure lift), right down to the refrigerated walk-in wine storage keeping your favorite vintage chilled for sipping after a long wonderful day out fishing or taking in the horizons of clear unspoiled water wonder.
The main house features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, plus a housekeeper studio apartment, complete with a kitchenette and full bath and a freestanding 2 bedroom guesthouse (for a total of 7 bedrooms and 5.5 baths!). The master bedroom has a view of the ocean and automated black-out shades for total peace and quiet when you need it. The big walk in master closet with custom mahogany cabinetry makes it a pleasure dressing for a day at the beach or for a night out at your favorite Port Lucaya Marketplace waterfront restaurant, bar, or cafe.
Being an exceptional host is important to you whether it is breakfast with the family in the special nook area that opens onto the kitchen, or hosting the big annual international school fundraiser on the oversized back porch around the pool area, glittering with copper exterior lights engineered to withstand the salty air that smells so fresh. An open-on-three-sides outdoor living room with fireplace-lit conversation nooks (under the watchful eye of a whimsical large copper curly-tailed lizard sculpture, a lucky talisman around the northern Bahama Islands) adds to the light ambiance and puts you and your guests at ease. Cooking for a crowd or daily dining is a smooth culinary treat with the kitchen is Viking Range (6 burners plus large griddle and 2 full size gas ovens), SubZero Refrigerator (and separate Subzero Freezer), abundant granite countertops, Beverage Refrigerator, Reverse Osmosis Ice Maker and dedicated Reverse Osmosis-spigot water system, and Bosch dishwasher.
Your family and friends visiting you in paradise will be both comfortable and have a sense of privacy in one of the two bedrooms within the separate cottage, just a few steps from the main house, complete with its own bathroom with a steam shower.
A sense of natural beauty and calm flows throughout the home with use of mahogany wood on the staircase, doors, built-in bookshelves, and trim, which all perfectly accents the travertine floors downstairs and Brazilian cherry wood floors upstairs. An upstairs laundry room makes everyone happy with less trips up and down. Home maintenance in general is thoughtfully supported with features like an automatic sprinkler system, reinforced concrete construction throughout, a standing-seam copper roof, energy-saving Lutron lighting controls, high efficiency closed cell insulation in the attic, and additional storage easily accessible via a pull-down ladder in the three-car attached garage.
Did we mention the garage has hurricane-rated doors? Yes, and there is more. Hurricane-proof windows (installed in 2020), and a hurricane-proof custom panel for the mahogany front door are all part of the storm-proofing, along with a stand-by automatic whole-house diesel generator (that has been professionally maintained since new). The generator has 300 gallon fuel storage (with approximate one week full time running supply). An automatic sprinkler system also makes for easy caretaking of the beautiful lushly landscaped grounds which also feature automated landscape lighting enhancing the dramatic curb appeal.
All the latest communication is wired into this home with reliable high speed cable internet and TV, DirecTV, telephone, WiFi, and built-in exterior speakers. Grand Bahama has modern utilities, supermarkets, medical clinics, an international school, no property taxes, and wide roads that run through this little-known island gem, just a mere 68 miles (a short 35-minute flight!) from the hustle and bustle of Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and West Palm Beach. It is truly the best of both worlds in Freeport / Lucaya, and a rare find, even within the other beautiful bougainvillea-strewn estates within this gentle high quality Fortune Bay neighborhood.
Total square feet under roof: 8.252 square feet. Total contentment in discovering a home already custom-fitted with everything you need for (Life is Good) island days: 1,000%. Call Broker James Sarles to view this unique home on the finest lots on Grand Bahama Island. 242-727-8888