Lyford Cay, Nassau and Paradise Island, Bahamas
- Bedrooms : 5
- Bath : 8
- Lot Size : 10,000 Sq Ft.
- Offered at : $9,995,000
- Contact : HG Christie
Standing atop a hill with captivating views over the world-renowned enclave of Lyford Cay is Le Rochefort, a European-style villa that is a haven of elegance but with the relaxed ambiance of the tropics.
This magnificent 1.2-acre gated mansion features five bedrooms and six bathrooms spread over 10,000 square feet.
When heading to Le Rochefort, one turns up Royal Palm Way, lined with the aforementioned grand trees. Upon arrival at the estate, one is greeted by large gates and lanterns along with a brick driveway that winds through the garden past the staff cottage and up to the front of the main residence and large 3-car garage. From the driveway, one heads up a grand staircase leading to the villa’s front door and courtyard, filled with planters overflowing with lush foliage and orchids.
Upon entering Le Rochefort, one is greeted by a marble-floored gallery lined with chandeliers and framed by archways that open to an expansive 850-square-foot drawing room with lofty tray ceilings, a grand fireplace, bookcases, cove lighting, and a large chandelier. Looking from the gallery into the drawing room to the east or right side is the library, and to the left or west is the more informal living room. From the drawing room, French doors open onto a covered veranda with retractable awnings and views across Lyford Cay and the sea in the distance. An open arm staircase leads from the veranda down to a lower terrace with a 40 by 16-foot swimming pool, encompassing a Jacuzzi and separates wading pool. The pool area also has a gazebo with a kitchenette and shower room.
Coming back inside the house, the bright library has built-in bookcases along with French doors and windows leading out to the terrace and overlooking the pool area. The light-filled living room also features a wet bar along with windows and French doors opening onto the terrace and overlooking the pool area. The living room connects to the light-filled square formal dining with a grand scarlet red domed ceiling. The dining room then connects back to the main gallery with glass-paneled French doors to allow light but privacy. The dining room connects to the breakfast room and kitchen area, and the dining room is a powder room for guests. The breakfast room has ample storage for china, glassware, etc, and opens onto a west-facing veranda. The large kitchen is everything one needs for entertaining. The breakfast room and kitchen also overlook the front courtyard.
Also on the west side of Le Rochefort is a large guest bedroom and bathroom with built-in closets and lots of natural light. This suite is an additional study with its own balcony, gift-wrapping room, laundry room, staff bathroom, and elevator down to the garage.
Heading back to the gallery and moving into the eastern part of the mansion is the large master suite with a spacious dressing room, a walk-in closet with built-in cabinetry, and a skylight-filled bathroom with a large soaking bathtub and separate shower. The master bedroom also has high ceilings and a bay window that opens onto a private veranda. Across from the master suite is the family room with a built-in bookcase, French doors opening to the front courtyard, and its own private veranda to the west. Off the family room are two further light-filled guest bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom and built-in closets.
Le Rochefort displays soaring ceilings throughout, intricate marble flooring, and fine moldings. The extensive wrap-around garden has lovely mature trees, tropical foliage, and great viewing. Other amenities include an elevator connecting the main residence to the garage, a wine cellar, storage, a Maintenace room, a 150KW generator, a 75,000-gallon underground cistern, and a security system.
Lyford Cay is home to the renowned Lyford Cay Club, which features beautiful beaches, a golf course, a marina, tennis courts, a pool, a fitness center, a beauty salon, restaurants, and hotel facilities.
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