Happy Feet, Coral Harbour
This sandy beachfront custom home offers everything you could ask for your dream life in the Bahamas. The property is nestled on the 1,7 miles private beach of Coral Harbour, on the South West side of New Providence which offers uninterrupted sun from sunrise to gorgeous sunsets - you never have to move your chair while the sun glides in front of you.
This tranquil enclave of 8,000 sq. ft. waterfront property (with an additional 4,000 sq. ft. of outside living space in covered terraces) is unique with 130 ft fronting the beautiful ocean. Mature tropical landscaping complete the 1.1 acre grounds which are fenced in. Coconut trees, banana, avocado and mango trees flourish with abundant fruits. A beautiful two level fountain upfront, an ocean side hot tub and 4 sides infinity pool complete the ensemble. Two other buildings are on the premises - a security booth and an employee studio apartment with storage area.
The layout of the main house offers five bedrooms all with their own ensuite bathrooms, huge closet space and a private patio. It provides also a well equipped home gym and an office with a sofa-bed and its own ensuite as well. Both can be converted to bedrooms. The master bedroom, accessible by the bridge over the foyer, is open to the master bath. The layout gives out a spa feeling with its double shower, soak tub and white carrera marble. The toilet area is separate and the master closet allows an his and hers wardrobe space tangle free.
Throughout the home, the floors are covered with a high-end wood grain porcelain tile, giving the warm look without having the trouble of wood flooring in the tropics.
Custom made solid mahogany doors are found at the main entrance, throughout the home and covering the hurricane proof garage doors. Two custom inside staircases concrete built and finished in solid wood and travertine add to the beauty of the home.
The great room has two separate sitting areas, a custom entertainment center which is a conversation piece by itself. The room presents a 25 ft. cathedral ceiling overlooking the bridge and great staircase in the foyer. All other ceilings are at 11 ft. height.
The kitchen, dining room and great room are open concept which makes it ideal for entertaining friends and family. The large kitchen with breakfast bar has custom built oak cabinets with a chic weathered wood finish, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, such as double ovens, an all-fridge, wine cooler and convection cooktop. The adjacent laundry room offers additional pantry, a standing all-freezer and frontal washer/dryer. The dining room seats eight people easily at a beautiful custom wood table. The outside dining room is decorated with teak furniture, a wet bar and great size gas grill with overhead fan and side burner. The area also has a pool half-bath to prevent sandy-wet feet in the house. This patio offers two cozy seating areas, Cane-Line classical weave modulars, one covered and one around the gas fire table. All terraces, patio and driveway are dressed in beautiful coral stones.
The salt water pool is a dream : 48' X 28' (36' at its widest) of four sides infinity pool that gives the illusion of having the ocean right at your door... which is not far from reality. Great for kids and family with a shallow part as you get in and incorporated lounge chairs and long bench. 5,5 ft at its deepest, a gorgeous waterfall on the beach-side cascades on its stone wall. The beach access boasts a built-in ramp for water sport equipment, Finally, you can relax and enjoy the sunset with seven of your friends in your salt water hot tub. Needless to say, water-views are abundant throughout the home.
The Bahamian style home was built in 2012 using the best quality materials :
Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) structure ensures the highest insulation level to keep heat and sound out, cool air in and withstand a full blown hurricane. The house is easy to cool, Every room has its own A/C control plus an additional control panel for the entire home (with remote access) in the master bedroom. Windows and exterior doors are wood-grain aluminium and hurricane proof. Electric shutters secure all ground level windows and doors.
The grounds of the property were elevated to protect it from ocean surges. The ocean-side patio has electric screens to filter the hot sun-rays but not the views. The home comes fully furnished with beautiful and immaculate custom design furnishings. A double garage complete with built-in storage space offers the perfect spot for DIY projects.
On the premises, a 60 HP silent grade generator makes sure the home is fully functional during the occasional power outage, The property has a security booth (with half-bath) at the main gate for your own security officer, should you desire. The home has a server room that houses all the security and camera equipment that allows you remote access as well.
A third building sits on the grounds : a storage room which houses an irrigation and home water treatment systems and on the second floor, a studio apartment with full bath and kitchen for a nanny or a property caretaker.
This home has it all : all the amenities for island living and a dream come true.
8 mins. to the airport
10 mins. to Albany golf course and Marina
12 mins. to Old Fort Shopping center
15 mins. to Cable Beach
25 mins.to Downtown Nassau
7 Bathrooms and 3 half baths
2 Kitchens, 1 Laundry/pantry
1 Outside wet-bar and grill
1 Pool, Hot tub and fountain
1 Double garage
Coral Harbour is a quiet and very friendly community. The peacefulness and its gorgeous beach with pristine waters are still one of the island's best kept secrets.
Many exciting development projects are currently in the works to take advantage of this beautiful area and the fact that it is one of the last few natural sandy beaches in New Providence still preserved and untouched.
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.