Halcyon House, waterfront estate epitomizing the Bahamas’ understated sophistication in exclusive gated enclave of Old Fort Bay, listed at US$36,000,000
The ultimately private compound is ecologically responsible while offering the finest in indoor/outdoor living with tranquil water features, shaded loggias for alfresco dining, a sunny pool deck, a deep-water dock and 225 feet of white sand beach
New York, New York (July 2, 2021) — The walkway leading from the driveway to the front entrance of Halcyon House is a defining first impression that what awaits will be truly extraordinary. Flanked by gently tumbling streams of water and lush landscaping, the long coral stone promenade passes under an architectural frame of stone and ends at a courtyard, appointed with yet another fountain, and leading to the grand entry. A loggia offers a peek of the turquoise ocean before coming into full view upon entering the home’s stunning two-story foyer.
Halcyon House, built in 2013 and spanning more than 13,000 square feet, is situated on almost two acres, the largest parcel in the gated community of Old Fort Bay. The storied club of the same name, dating back to the 1700s to protect the island from marauding pirates, offers members five-star dining, spa facilities and social events. Just across the property there is an assigned 50-foot boat slip with power and water. Solar panels provide some 30% of the house's energy needs, and the landscape is irrigated with captured rainwater. Another standout feature of the home is a 50-foot faux lighthouse tower, accessed by a winding staircase off the primary suite, with 360-degree views of the island and the ocean. Two of the seven bedrooms are secluded suites with sitting areas, affording guests or extended family welcome privacy.
Halcyon House is represented by Philip Hillier of HG Christie, with global marketing services provided by Christie’s International Real Estate. Bespoke furnishings may be negotiated into the price of the home.
Danielle Austin of Christie’s International Real Estate said: “The home offers a lifestyle that perfectly balances privacy with proximity to all the vibrancy — shopping, dining, and culture — the Bahamas has to offer. As an entertaining venue, the home is unrivaled.”
Private and entertaining spaces are separate yet connected by the grand loggia, both with access to the outdoors through glass doors framed in rich mahogany and flooding the home with natural light. The gourmet kitchen, with handcrafted cabinetry and adjoining the informal dining area, is appointed with a Wolfe range, two Sub-Zero refrigerators and two dishwashers. Other family relaxing areas are located in this part of the house.
Formal entertaining is its own wing with dining and living rooms, a full-service wet bar and butler’s pantry. Again, opening to the loggia and showcasing the expansive pool deck and the sea beyond, the area is ideal for the flow of indoor/outdoor entertaining. There is also an outdoor kitchen off the pool with a gourmet grill, pizza oven, Sub-Zero coolers and veranda seating for more casual alfresco dining.
A secluded path from the pool leads to the white sand beach, widely considered the best on New Providence.
The home is introduced by a double-height entry with a lovely staircase winding to the second level that is also served by an elevator. Here is the opulent primary suite with dual bathrooms, custom-built wardrobes and an expansive balcony overlooking the ocean. A private hallway leads to the study and gym, also with sweeping water views. Off the study is a powder room and the faux lighthouse with its 360-degree panorama of the island. Four additional en suite bedrooms complete this floor.
On the third level is a state-of-the-art theater. The grounds also include a two-room office building which could be converted to staff accommodations, a three-car garage and multiple lounge areas to relax amid the gardens with Bahamian foliage and mature tropical fruit trees.
Said Mr. Hillier: “There are few immaculate compounds of this caliber available in Nassau. Being offered with furnishings, the new buyer could occupy and enjoy the home immediately."
About Christie’s International Real Estate
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