Loblolly is without doubt one of the BVI’s great estates. This is a breathtaking and elegant home set within seven acres on Tortola’s south shore. Originally built in the early 1990’s the property has recently undergone a complete and full renovation. It is now an ultra-contemporary and high-performing retreat yet it has retained the original architectural designs and features. The exteriors are painted a powder blue and with white railings and stonework it has a European feel with a Caribbean sensibility. This is a turnkey home that will inspire and comfort at the same time.
A gated and private paved access road winds gently through mature gardens to the villa itself. It is an imposing building that demands admiration on arrival. It is difficult to know if one should stand back and adsorb the majesty of the building itself of if the panoramic views should take the lead. This home is what we all dream about. Unusually for a BVI property all rooms are under one roof, this is a single structure which provides four king bedrooms and extensive living space.
The main entrance has a welcoming and expansive reception area that leads to all the rooms on this level and it has a grand sweeping staircase that leads to the upper level. There are polished ipe floors throughout which provides a traditional great house elegance and all interior walls are painted in soft eggshell shades.
On entry there is a large formal dining room on the left. To the right is a vast and fully equipped kitchen with hand crafted cupboards in mahogany and cedar wood. The counter tops and kitchen island are white quartz and all appliances are stainless steel. This room is a joy to be in and is a great working space but also a calm escape with room to relax, eat and reflect. The kitchen leads to the first of three receptions room all offering different views and ambiance. There is a day room, a more formal reception room and a TV room. There is a guest bath and a laundry room on this floor.
The upper level provides four beautiful bedroom and bathrooms. The master has an extensive walk in wardrobe and there is storage and cupboard space in the others. There is an interior gallery walkway giving views and breeze through the house and the bedrooms all have access to exterior decks and views of the ocean beyond.
Every corner of the property provides points of interest. There are beautiful lush lawns to the front and to the side providing ample room for boules and entertaining and there are tiled patios all around the property offering places to dine, to sit and to relax and reflect. There is an outdoor BBQ area, a 60,000-gallon pool with a shower and changing area. A covered pagoda provides room for exercising and gym work. In outer buildings there is storage and a back up generator.
Whilst private the property is only a ten minute drive to the shops and amenities in Road Town and less than five minutes to the marina and bars and restaurants at Nanny Cay. This impressive estate presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire a landmark property that provides an unparalleled level of comfort and luxury.