Crescent Drive, Lyford Cay

Lyford Cay, Nassau / Paradise Island, Bahamas

B$18,500,000

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Description

Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms 9.0
13213sqft
Lot 1.47acres

Rocamar is an elegant ridge top estate situated on 3 lots spanning just over 1.46 acres of landscaped gardens with an additional 1.15 acres of leasehold land overlooking the manicured golf course in the exclusive gated community of Lyford Cay. The property features six main bedrooms as well as three staff rooms spread over five buildings totaling 13,213.17 square feet.

The property had extensive renovations in the early 90s with decorating overseen by Juan Pablo Molyneux and featured in Architectural Digest's July 1992 issue. There were also a few extensions and cottage additions in later years. No expense was spared during the renovations, and since, the property has been meticulously maintained.

Coming through the main gates on Greenway Drive, one comes up the winding driveway through lush landscaping of tropical trees and orchids to reveal the main house tucked into the cliff edge giving it a sense of mystery and excitement as the residence approaches.

Main House

As one comes up the front stairs from the circular driveway, one enters the grand foyer of the Main House. In the foyer, one will notice that all the principal rooms are trimmed in beautiful Coralina stone including columns and crown molding that complement the travertine and marble floors, highlighting the elegant aesthetic of the home. This home boasts intimate but also grand entertaining spaces throughout, with the ground floor interior rooms connecting seamlessly.

Set over 8,177 square feet, the Main House's centerpiece is located off of the foyer and is the large light filled drawing room with its lovely inlay flooring and 14-foot ceilings. There are large French Palladian windows and doors looking out to the main pool, manicured gardens, and stunning golf course views beyond, as well as a covered veranda perfect for taking in the spectacular sunsets with an evening cocktail. The walls of the drawing room are hand painted with trompe-l'oeil trellises and pilasters.

The drawing room transitions to the comfortable living room through an arched passageway with pocket doors. The living room showcases coffered 14 foot ceilings and Palladian French doors that open onto the covered veranda which also benefit from views of the pool, garden and golf course. The living room also features beautifully hand painted trompe-l'oeil walls and lovely parquet floors.

The dining room was converted from a solarium and has several unique features including a hand painted domed ceiling and a custom-built travertine and marble inlay dining table. The semicircular conservatory has south facing floor-to-ceiling windows that allow daylight to flood the room. One can look out onto the rock garden during the day and gaze at the stars and moon at night.

The library features inlay Pecky Cypress paneling, bookcases, and tray ceilings throughout. French doors open from the library to the covered terrace that also enjoy the same views as the drawing room and living room.

Not far from the main reception rooms is a forest green marble clad powder room, silver safe and wine cellar.

Adjacent to the library is the recently renovated kitchen, which is a chef's dream with appliances by Viking, custom cabinetry, multiple workspaces, quartz countertops, imported Italian tile and a light filled breakfast nook. The kitchen also has a good-sized pantry, staff bathroom and additional storage.

Leading upstairs from the ground floor hall is a travertine staircase with a beautifully carved railing which stops at a half landing where one finds a guest entrance and a lovely, detailed mural, depicting the view from the guest suite which is hidden behind the mural. Through a concealed door one arrives at a double garage, which serves as the second entrance to the home from Crescent Place. Adjacent to the garage is an elegant winding staircase that leads to a private guest apartment with its own living room, bedroom and bathroom. This suite has probably one of the best views in the residence with far reaching vistas across the golf course and out to the sea in the distance.

Coming back to the half landing one continues up the stairs to the upper level of the main residence. On this level are two large guest bedroom suites, each with tray ceilings of tongue and groove Pecky Cypress and each having unique ensuite bathrooms featuring more beautiful imported Italian tile, one of which features a lovely large oval window that pivots when it opens. Both bedrooms feature beautiful wooden Parquet floors throughout. Ample closet space and a large balcony with stunning golf course and ocean views complement these rooms.

At the end of the upper landing, one finds a wet bar leading to a vestibule where the large master suite is located. Upon entering the master suite there is the first private bathroom with beautiful inlay white and burgundy marble and a private study which boasts a cedar lined closest. The study leads through to the large octagonal master bedroom with trayed Pecky Cypress tongue and groove ceiling and large windows overlooking the gardens and out to sea. Off the master bedroom is the second large cedar lined closest and second master bathroom with stunning pink marble and another large pivoting oval window, additional storage and large soaking bathtub.

Gate House

By the main entrance to Rocamar is the two-story Gate House which combines a beautifully decorated two-bedroom, two-bathroom guest apartment with its own living room, dining room and kitchen on the upper floor. The Gate House gives off New Orleans vibes from the French quarter.

The apartment has its own private entrance, gracious lobby and winding staircase matching the one in the Main House that leads up to the guest apartment. The staircase has a large west facing window through which natural light infuses the apartment. As one comes up the stairs you enter the living room with Pecky Cypress ceiling and sliding doors to a veranda. Both bedrooms also have Pecky Cypress trayed ceilings and are both ensuite with bathrooms that also feature colorful Italian tile that can be found in the Main House. The principal bedroom has sliding glass doors opening onto the same veranda as the living room, which brings light and breeze to both rooms.

The ground floor level of the cottage features two garages which can fit three vehicles between them, laundry facilities as well as a housekeeper's suite, additional full shower room and its own entrance.

Pool House

It is quite rare to find a home in Lyford Cay that boasts the uniqueness of having two swimming pools. Tucked between the Gate House and Main House, you'll find the second pool of Rocamar in the cliff edge surrounded by tropical plants and featuring a waterfall as well as a grotto. The Pool House by this pool features two changing rooms, each with their own showers, and a separate powder room. Behind the Pool House is the generator room which also houses the pool equipment and heating for the waterfall pool.

Pool Cottage

Adjacent to the Main House you will find a spacious Pool Cottage featuring Italian tiles as well as large windows and doors opening to the pool area and patio giving plenty of space for al fresco entertaining. The pool Cottage also features a powder room and kitchenette.

Staff & Laundry Cottage

Tucked off the side of the main residence by the kitchen and service stairs are the laundry room as well as a recently constructed staff cottage which has its own open plan living room, kitchen, and bedroom with ensuite bathroom.

Lyford Cay

Enjoy a peaceful retreat on the western end of New Providence, just a 10-minute drive from the international airport. Lyford Cay is home to the renowned Lyford Cay Club, which features beautiful beaches, a golf course, marina, tennis courts, pool, fitness center, spa, restaurants, hotel facilities and various other amenities.

Address

  • Address:Lyford Cay
  • Island:Nassau / Paradise Island, Bahamas

Details

  • Bedrooms:9
  • Bathrooms:10.0
  • Living Area:13213 sqft
  • Lot Area: 1 acres
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Amenities

24 Hour Security
Central A C
Children Allowed
Enclosed Yard
Garage
Gated Community
Generator
Guest House
Hill Top View
Home Office
Pets Welcome
R O Water Treatment
Semi Furnished
Storm Shutters
Swimming Pool

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$ 18,500,000

Montly payment
$ 99,312
  • Total interest:$ 17,252,320
  • Total loan value:$ 35,752,320
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