Boater’s paradise positioned on three acres and overlooking the marina in Lyford Cay, Bahamas, offered for US$29,500,000
Manchester Villa, refreshed in 2019 and completely walled and gated, has 12,000 square feet of living space in three structures and is sited on a private peninsula
New York, New York (June 24, 2020) — Manchester Villa is ideal as a family estate or to entertain guests, or a little of both. The property’s versatility derives from its three various living quarters with a total of 12 bedrooms and 12-and-one-half baths. An added option is the guest apartment or staff quarters on the second floor of the main residence.
Besides 12,000 square feet of peaceful living space on 3.29 acres, with unobstructed 180-degree views, residents will also enjoy an infinity pool, a tennis court, a beach volleyball court and extensive dockage that wraps almost the entire length of the seawall of the property. Boaters can quickly access the open seas. Of further interest to boaters is the boat lift, dockage with electricity and water, plus a 6,000-gallon tank to hold fuel for watercraft and to power a generator.
Said Rick Moeser, executive director of Christie’s International Real Estate: “This is, in my estimation, the finest piece of canal-front property in Lyford Cay, offering panoramic views of the marina and the waterways. The residence has been tastefully updated to reflect the finest in luxury living in concert with the area’s island aesthetic. Even non-boaters will appreciate the estate’s security and craftsmanship, not to mention the amenities and stunning views.”
Four lots, now artistically landscaped with gardens and mature trees, were originally purchased to ensure the estate’s ultimate privacy and unobstructed views. The centerpiece is the main villa, which is introduced by regal mahogany doors. An elegant drawing room welcomes and flows into a gallery running through the center of the house with high-arched doorways connecting the public spaces and bedrooms. The terminus is the airy main living room with French doors that retract into walls for a seamless indoor transition to the pillared veranda and the pool deck beyond.
The main house includes two octagonal pitched ceiled rooms with geometric skylights inviting natural light, and connected by the gallery. One is the home’s formal dining room, also opening to the pool and terrace. This connects to the home’s chef’s kitchen, with breakfast area, as well as the guest wing’s two en suite bedrooms, one with a private terrace.
The second room is a private family area with a built-in bar. A connecting passageway leads through a conservatory to the library with white-washed mahogany built-in cabinetry and then the master suite, appointed with a terrace overlooking the garden and canal beyond. An oversized dual spa bathroom and massive walk-in closets complete this personal oasis.
The main residence also includes a three-car garage and a second-story guest or staff apartment with living area, kitchenette and en suite bedroom.
The Carriage House is a recent addition with three en suite bedrooms plus a gym and a kitchen. The Captain’s Cottage is ideal for younger guests with four en suite bedrooms, a game room and kitchen.
This stately home is reinforced with 12-inch-thick external walls, a freshwater tank, reverse osmosis system and chilled-water air-conditioning. The renowned Lyford Cay Club features a golf course, fitness center, beauty salon, restaurants and hotel dining facilities.
About Christie’s International Real Estate
Christie’s International Real Estate has successfully marketed high-value real estate around the world for more than 30 years. Through its New York City brokerage and invitation-only Affiliate network spanning 49 countries and territories, Christie’s International Real Estate offers incomparable services to a global clientele at the luxury end of the residential property market. The company has offices in London, New York City, Hong Kong, Moscow, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Palm Beach, and its affiliated brokerages have recorded approximately US$500 billion of real estate transactions over the last five years. (Data as of March 31, 2020.) For additional information, please visit christiesrealestate.com.