Krystal House, located in the Bahamas’ renowned international boating community of Old Fort Bay, offered at US$32,000,000
Tuscan-inspired residence on one-acre includes 150 feet of both white sand beachfront and canal frontage, plus a large protected dock.
New York, New York (October 2, 2020) — Krystal House is an unexpected wonder in the Bahamas. Deviating from the islands’ architectural tradition, the home pays homage to the romance of Tuscany — with its palette of Italian marble, wrought-iron appointments, and a traditional roof of barreled and reclaimed antique terracotta tiles. The home was designed by Italian architect Alberto G. Suighi, who now serves as Honorary Consul General for Italy to the Bahamas.
True to its Italian heritage, Krystal House celebrates the indoor-outdoor lifestyle with expansive terraces and rooms designed for lively entertaining and alfresco dining, while integrating seamlessly with the natural beauty of its rare ocean setting.
Krystal House is represented by Martina Reichardt of HG Christie, the exclusive Affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate in the Bahamas. Built in 2016 and encompassing 20,000 square feet on three levels served by an elevator, the home has five en suite bedrooms and three additional half baths. The one-acre residence includes 150 feet of white sand beachfront and 150 feet of canal frontage, plus a large protected dock. There is also an expansive ocean-view bedroom loft, with a half bathroom and two balconies overlooking Old Fort Bay and the canal.
Rick Moeser, executive director of Christie’s International Real Estate, said: “The opportunity to purchase in Old Fort Bay is ideal for the serious boater. This estate lends European flair to the sophistication for which the Bahamas are renowned.”
Two wrought-iron gates open on either end of the semicircular drive leading to the porte cochere. A stand of stately palm trees flanks both sides of the residence. The interiors are introduced by an elegant covered walk and double mahogany doors opening to a dramatic two-story foyer. This room is decorated in marble tiles and stately columns and flanked by a double staircase with intricate wrought-iron bannisters winding to the second level. The statement piece is a hand-cut Czech crystal chandelier, which inspired the home’s name. Flowing into the living room, the ocean beyond is beautifully framed.
The public rooms feature 12-foot ceilings and multiple doors to access the marble terrace that extends across the back of the home and faces the ocean. A bar and fireplace with a marble mantel grace the living room with walls of windows that slide open for indoor-outdoor living and entertaining. The oversized chef’s kitchen features a large center island, custom cabinetry in neutral tones, granite countertops and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances. It serves both the circular breakfast alcove and the formal dining room, which comfortably seats 12. This level also includes two family areas, one with a bar, an additional kitchen and a home theater.
Five en suite bedrooms, each with walk-in closets, are located on the second level. This includes the primary suite with a sitting area, home office and a private bathroom of white marble accented in black with wooden cabinetry. Two enormous closets with dressing areas and multiple doors leading to a balcony with ocean views complete this suite.
On the lower level are two large game rooms, one used for billiards and ping-pong. A lovely wine cellar completes this level. The western side of the home can be comfortably converted into a two-bedroom guest house, with its own separate entrance and fully equipped kitchen.
The outdoor spaces are beyond compare. Stone railings supported by balusters grace both the terraces and balconies. The sapphire blue waters of the heated infinity pool contrast artfully with the ocean’s turquoise blue. There are covered spaces, one for a hot tub and another for the outdoor kitchen with grill and wet bar. A gazebo, sunny patios, a children’s play area plus the private beach on famed Old Fort Bay are other highlights.
Completing the offering are a two-bedroom staff quarters, a four-car garage, a water treatment system, impact resistant windows, automated outdoor storm shutters, a generator and a security system, which can be controlled remotely by a smart phone.
The historic Old Fort, which dates back to the late 18th century as a stronghold against pirates and now thoughtfully restored as the center of community life, includes a beach club, marina, canal systems and parks. Downtown Nassau, with its world-class shopping and dining, and an active nightlife with gambling casinos, is 25 minutes away. The airport — with direct flights from New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Atlanta, Charlotte and London — is only 10 minutes away.
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 48 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 June 30, 2020.) For additional information, please visit christiesrealestate.com.