Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Property Description Located above Leverick Bay, with the most spectacular view in the North Sound, this beautiful property affords island living in luxury and style. A short drive from the Leverick Bay Marina, Christa Villa is conveniently located near to shops, two excellent restaurants, spa, watersports, and the marina. Christa Villa is unobtrusively set at the front of a hillside overlooking the islands of the North Sound Channel. This superb residence was recently renovated and now sets a new benchmark in contemporary living in the Leverick Bay Estate. From its magnificent Great Room and each of the six ensuite bedrooms, there are unobstructed views of the brilliantly blue Caribbean Sea. The vista spans Blunder Bay to the west, Moskito Island, Necker Island, Eustatia, Saba Rock and Bitter End Yacht Club to the east. Christa Villa is set on 0.8 acres of freehold land with well-tended, mature tropical landscaping. A short walkway leads from the garage and four-car parking area to the upper level of this beautiful home. Stepping into the Great Room, with its cathedral-ceiling, and magnificent views, there is an undeniable, awe-inspiring WOW-moment. German custom-made mahogany doors frame impact-resistant glass panes that let in plenty of light keeping the room bright and airy. The open-plan Great Room encompasses a sleek, modern kitchen, expansive stone-topped island with bar-height seating, a luxurious drawing room, and a relaxed family/TV area. To capitalize on the panoramic view and cool Trade Winds, the Great Room is surrounded by wide, covered verandahs. There is seamless flow from the Great Room to the outdoor dining table on the west-facing verandah, and to the multiple seating clusters, and sparkling swimming pool. The 3,500 square feet of covered space is superbly finished and topped by dramatically high ceilings of pickled white cypress under concrete tiled roof. There is an additional 2,000 square feet of exterior space that includes the swimming pool deck, terraces, and walkways. Masterfully designed, the five luxuriously, spacious bedrooms on the upper level are built, so each enjoys amazing seascape views, and has easy access to the pool deck. The free-from pool is centrally located to capture morning, mid-day and afternoon sun, keeping it naturally heated all day. The spacious pool deck is sun-filled year-round and affords plenty of room for lounging. A stroll along a path of native stone, accesses the lower level of Christa Villa, where a comfortable studio apartment provides independent living for staff or guests. This apartment is graced by strong breezes and lush garden views. The tranquility of its secluded setting makes it a peaceful retreat. Generous landscaping allows the villa to meld unobtrusively into the natural terrain. Set well off to one side of the property is a platform of solar panels that powers the entire property. A mechanical building houses the battery storage for the solar power, a generator, garage and ample storage. The North Sound of Virgin Gorda is reputed to be the Billionaire’s playground with exquisite yachts, world class sailing and international regattas commonplace. The value of Christa Villa capitalizes on the scarcity of available property in the area, and means ownership of increasing property values. With the high demand for accommodations in Leverick Bay, owners benefit from various leasing options, including vacation rentals. Leverick Bay Estate, where Christa Villa is located, has a small-town charm. As part of the private estate, its owners and guests enjoy resort amenities including a pristine beach, sun-warmed pool; two excellent restaurants, spa, shops, commissary, private dock and marina. The Virgin Gorda airport and Yacht Harbour are twenty minutes’ drive away while the airport at Beef Island is twenty minutes away by boat.
Additional Details Furniture Modern Contemporary. Jaipur and Beacon rugs were handwoven in India. Furniture coordinated from Blu Dot, Room and Board, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware and other top-of-the-line designers. WiFi Wireless, high-speed internet is available throughout the Upper and Lower levels and on Terraces and Pool area. Also available is fibre-optic internet, television and landlines. Doors and Windows German; Custom-made Mahogany; Glass Panes are engineered specified to hurricane ready specifications. Cabinetry Custom-made Cabinets and centre island topped with Quartz Solar Power Solar Panels and battery storage with the capacity to power the entire property. Generator FG Wilson AC Synchronous Generator with Triple Phase, Automatic Transfer switch. Backup 250KW Diesel Generator Central A/C Bedrooms have Split AC Units to allow for independent temperature control. Pool Salt-water pool Landscaping Multi-Zone drip irrigation system Water 3 cisterns are located under the Great Room with a total capacity of 45,000 gallons. Property is also fed by government mains for back-up. Laundry On the Upper Level Sewage/Waste Traditional Soak-away Sceptic in multi-chambers