This home features an abundance of outdoor living space, & the home can easily be opened to create what feels like outdoor living space. You'll not find a nicer kitchen & great room area, & the master was thoughtfully designed to give each partner their own bathroom and closet space. Two offices, too, so each partner has a personal office. Two guest suites, & a garage. See supplement.
This magnificent 5 year old home was designed by Steve Myrvang, an AIA award-winning architect, to perfectly capture the tropical breezes and captivating view of the Caribbean Sea. The landscaping on this one acre plot is lush and easy to maintain, thanks to the graywater-fed drip irrigation and fertilizer injection system that waters and fertilizes nearly every plant every day.
Consisting of 3100 interior square-feet, the home has nearly the same amount of exterior space from which to enjoy the view of the deep blue sea and Buck Island by day, and the twinkling lights of Christiansted by night. The beautiful doors and windows are Central American Mahogany, built in Nicaragua, and feature hurricane-rated glass. Several large openings, 9, 12 and 16 feet, respectively, maximize the views and trade winds. Conventional aluminum and polycarbonate hurricane panels further protect the entryways.
The central portion of the house is a covered outdoor pavilion that includes a living area, large dining table, grilling station, wet bar, and features a pristine saline pool. A special changing room is on the lower level, where there is also an abundance of storage. The pool is automatically heated by roof-mounted solar panels and can be kept at the selected temperature via a solar controller.
The master suite boasts his and her bathrooms, a walk in closet with built-ins, a large laundry room, a sewing room and an office. There's also a spacious outdoor shower (private, but open), plenty big enough for two to enjoy!
The main pod features a great room complete with a fabulous entertainment area, dining space, kitchen, huge pantry and powder room. The cabinets in the kitchen and all other built in cabinets throughout the house (and there are many) are custom-made African Mahogany. A large island surfaced with a single slab of Brazilian Jurassic Green granite, a full 30mm thick, provides ample space for cooking, eating, and entertaining.
A lovely pathway with lush tropical plantings leads from the outdoor pavilion to two guest suites, each with its own bath and gallery from which to enjoy the view. You'll see plenty of local artist Isabel Picard's work along the walkway to the guest wing.
Other features include a two-car garage and a 20Kw propane fueled Cummins-Onan Generator, which will run the entire house and is fully automated to start and stop upon electric service interruption and subsequent restoration. Solar panels power the hot water systems.
This home is secure, energy-efficient, well designed and built, and tastefully decorated. It is located in one of the most desirable and convenient beach-front gated communities on the beautiful island of St Croix, in the US Virgin Islands. It comes fully furnished and is a bargain at $1,600,000.