Situated on just over 3 acres on the exclusive Windermere Island, Far Horizons was the last commission designed by Hal Levitt before his long successful career ended at 79 years of age.
Harold Levitt is perhaps best remembered for the homes he designed for Hollywood's elite, including Walter Mirish, Steven Spielberg, and Lew Wasserman. Mr. Levitt started his own architectural practice in the early 1950s after working for the famous residential designer Roland Coate and then Burton Schutt. His best known creations reflect the modern design philosophies of mid-century Los Angeles.
His houses are now coveted by the architecturally aware. His commission for Vidal Sassoon, a mid-20th-century house in Los Angeles, was what they were looking for. It's all about shapes, said the creator of modern hairstyling empire, responding to the crisp angles of the steel-and-glass house perched above Beverly Hills. Also Jennifer Aniston has just purchased a Levitt design for $15 million in Beverly Hills. Mr. Levitt's natural graciousness combined with his artistic vision made the ideal combination for a residential designer, and over his half-century career Mr. Levitt built long lasting relationships with many of his clients. Mr. Levitt also designed many notable commercial projects such as the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas and the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences Building in Los Angeles.
Far Horizons is a model interpenetration of the indoors and outdoors that was used extensively within Mr. Levitt's work over his career. Large glass surfaces, interior courtyards, and surprising entry sequences were all used throughout his residential work in efforts to blur the boundary between the interior and exterior. In many of the homes he designed a solid large-scale door will appear from the street as the entrance, but the door will instead lead to a protected courtyard.
Construction on Far Horizons was completed in 2008. The residence has three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and a large double-sided fireplace between the dining room and living room. Splendid, tall glass windows that face the sea make the most of the view, while a large open deck overlooks the beach. The home is built into the dunes and blends beautifully with the surrounding beach-scape.
Far Horizons is sold fully furnished and is 100% turnkey. There is a salt water heated pool and cabana, and a two storey, sea view guest house to the back of the property comprising 1 bedroom in 1,500 sq. ft. The grounds are fully irrigated with its own wells, and abundance of fruit trees and flowering plants.
With 300 ft. of beach this is a beautiful location for your dream home or residential development.
Windermere Island is a gated community, connected by bridge to Eleuthera, and offers 24 hour security, a private club and peace of mind.
- 24 Hour Security
- Beach Waterfront
- Central A C
- Gated Community
- Hill Top View
- Pets Welcome
- Swimming Pool
Real Estate Company : HG Christie Real Estate
Established in 1922, H.G. Christie Ltd. is the oldest and most extensive real estate service in The Bahamas and because of our consistently high level of service, we are also the exclusive affiliate in The Bahamas of Christie's Great Estates, the real estate arm of the world-renowned Christie's Auction House.
We have an incomparable collection of listings for your consideration, and we would be pleased to help you discover your own way to enjoy Elegant Island Living.
Real Estate Agent : John Christie
- John Christie
- 242-322-1041 x228 (office) 242-357-7572 (cell)
John Christie was born on November 10, 1963. He attended St. Andrew's School in Nassau and later The Millfield School in Somerset, England, where he received his "O" and "A" Level exams. In 1987 he graduated with a B. A. in Music and Social Science from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. After graduation, John spent six years living in Northampton and Boston, running a small moving business and pursuing a career in music where he was the lead for a successful band, "The Floating Boats", that performed throughout the northeastern United States.
In 1993 he returned to The Bahamas to join H. G. Christie Ltd., where his father, Peter, is President. The first task that John set himself was to update all technology being used by the firm. An early believer in the power of the Internet, he then spearheaded the creation of a website for the company and, in 1995, H. G. Christie Ltd. became the first local real estate firm to go online. For many years, this site was the only one of its kind to be interactive, allowing users to search through the company's extensive portfolio of properties.
Today, www.hgchristie.com -- which has more than 2,400 listings and is updated daily -- has become a crucial component of the firm's business. In 2003, the site swept the First Annual Bahamas Web Awards, taking home the coveted Best of The Bahamas Award, the Best Programmer Award, and the Judges top prize in the Non-Tourism category.
John is currently overseeing HGChristie's continuing expansion in the Out Islands of The Bahamas, which his great uncle -- the founder of the company, Sir Harold George Christie, K.T., C.B.E. -- did so much to promote during his lifetime. John is a fully licensed real estate broker and has served as Director of the Bahamas Real Estate Association (BREA), where he continues to take professional courses. A skilled photographer, John shoots many of the pictures for HGChristie's website and additional promotional materials. His other hobbies include sailing, hiking and snow skiing. John lives in Nassau and has two sons, Dylan and Kai.