Set on a stunning Sea to Sea Parcel of land with amazing beach on one side and a deep water harbour opposite this estate was created by the American A&P heir Huntington Hartford, who was responsible for the development of Paradise Island. When acclaimed thespian Sir Richard Harris acquired it years ago, he renamed it Kilkee House after the county of his birth in his native Ireland. This property has hosted icons, including the Beatles, Sir Richard Branson, Peter O'Toole, Pierce Brosnan, and Nicolas Cage.
The current owners have lovingly restored it, with impeccable attention to detail and great respect for the past. Built more than 60 years ago and restored to its original splendour, Kilkee House is a majestic historic estate perched on a private stretch of land on Paradise Island, in The Bahamas. Kilkee House is the perfect combination of luxury, privacy, and modern convenience on over two acres of the world's most sought-after water wonderland.
The Property is beautifully landscaped with lush tall trees, a pool with waterfalls that blend superbly into the foliage of the property. The beach side offers a perfectly manicured lawn flowing to the beach that would be perfect for parties or suitable for a landing a helicopter. The Dock has a number of slips with the main berth at the end capable of mooring a yacht in excess of 130 ft in it's current set up but could easily be modified to hold significantly larger vessels
The home has has much of the original historic panelled library, living rooms, gymnasium, several spectacular loggias in varied exposures for maximum entertainment possibilities, with a new kitchen that is simply one the best in The Bahamas with souring vaulted ceilings quartz Counter tops , all top of the line appliances and simple charm that exudes island living. On the grounds there is a stunning poolside guest cottage with private terrace that was originally designed as a rehearsal stage for Richard Harris.
Kilkee house is simply one of the most elegant homes in The Bahamas and simply must be seen to be appreciated.
- Beach Access
- Beach Waterfront
- Central A C
- Children Allowed
- Enclosed Yard
- Golf Course
- Hill Top View
- Home Office
- Home Theater
- Pets Welcome
- Swimming Pool
- Turn Key
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.