One of the most striking estates in The Bahamas, Villa Florentine is situated on an expansive double lot in the luxurious gated community of Ocean Club Estates on Paradise Island. Encapsulating a perfect blend of dramatic architecture, modern design and tropical living, Villa Florentine offers a unique elegant island lifestyle in one of the most sought-after enclaves in The Bahamas.
Consisting of a lavishly appointed 14,000 sq. ft., six-bedroom main house and a 10,000 sq. ft. six-bedroom guest villa, Villa Florentine is perfect for a multi-generational family compound or corporate retreat. Ensconced on 1.4 acres of immaculately manicured gardens, this truly unique residence offers a wealth of resort-style amenities and 175 feet of bulk-headed canal frontage with docks and boatlifts, perfect for keeping a collection of motor yachts, sailboats and jet skis.
Adorned with the finest materials imported from around the globe, each room of Villa Florentine is a discovery of sophistication: custom-milled hardwoods such as Brazilian Ipe, Italian travertine and marble, Macedonia stone columns, and bespoke ironworks. Ceiling details such as coffers, domes, groined arches and recessed trays add grandeur and warmth, giving each room a distinct personality.
The estate is also being sold with original fine art and a state-of-the-art smart home system that allows internet monitoring and control of all the home’s mechanical systems from anywhere in the world. The guest house has six bedrooms, three living rooms, three guest kitchens, a large staff kitchen and a magnificent dining room surrounded by glass doors on all sides, offering guests spectacular views of the lushly landscaped grounds, pool and waterway.
However, the most alluring element of this remarkably lavish guest house is the rooftop sunbathing deck and the observation tower that affords views of Nassau Harbour, Spruce Cay, Blue Lagoon, Athol Island and Rose Island.
Villa Florentine is one of only a handful of properties in the renowned and distinguished community of Ocean Club Estates to occupy more than one building plot. In addition to providing the estate with a unique degree of privacy, the multiple plots afford the space for extensive outdoor living, entertaining and recreation areas. Moreover, owners of the home have exclusive access to the 18-hole Championship golf course created by renowned world-famous designer, Tom Weiskopf, tennis courts and a private beach club on the world-famous Paradise Beach.
Consistently voted one of the top destinations in the Caribbean by distinguished travel publications including Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler, Paradise Island is only a 25-minute flight from Miami making travel to the island virtually hassle-free.
“High-net-worth individuals have long been attracted to Paradise Island due to its proximity to the U.S. and the wealth of amenities it provides,” said Nick Damianos, the Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty estate agent who is exclusively marketing Villa Florentine.
Situated in a setting that combines an idyllic resort lifestyle with chic urban amenities and accessible via toll bridge, residents on Paradise Island are within walking distance (or a short golf cart ride) to a multitude of entertainment venues.
There are scores of dining options including restaurants by celebrity chefs like Jose Andres, Jean-George Vongerichten, Nobu Matsuhisa and Todd English. Paradise Island also offers some of the best luxury brand shopping in The Bahamas with boutiques like Tory Burch, Tag Heuer, Rolex, Salvatore Ferragamo, Versace, Cartier, Bulgari, Lalique and Gucci.
But, according to Damianos, it’s the total combination of factors that make Paradise Island so appealing.
“Paradise Island is in a perfect location for boating, has the most beautiful golf course in the Bahamas, and is home to one of the most magnificent beaches on earth,” he said. “To top it off, after a day of fun in the sun, you are two minutes away from several five-star dining options, a casino and chic nightclubs. There’s nowhere else in The Bahamas like it.”
Villa Florentine in on the market for $13,950,000. For more information about this stunning grand estate, visit SIRbahamas.com or call Nick Damianos at +1 (242) 376.1841. Nick can also be reached via email at nick.damianos@SIRbahamas.com.
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