On a cliff side on the once-remote Southeast Peninsula of St Kitts, sits a home that will possibly hold your breath at ransom. Island sophistication and luxury meet at the aptly named, Seaformiles. This stunning villa, located on the upscale Sundance Ridge development just north of popular South Friar’s Beach, is an impressive mix of local and international expertise in its creation and execution.
With 16,394 square feet of meticulously crafted, no-expense-spared living space embraces a smorgasbord of design and art influences that somehow mesh seamlessly. International creative talents include Gerald ‘Swah’ Phillip, a master St Kitts stonemason, Keelin Kennedy, an award-winning American designer of concrete furniture, Kate Spencer, the distinguished St Kitts artist, and Roche Bobois, the fabled French furniture house.
Seaformiles’ owners, architect Lindbergh Alvaranga of Brisbane O’Garro Alvaranga, builder Peninsula Associates LLC and interior designer Dianne Brisbane of DBB Living Design, have one significant thing in common: solid backgrounds and long track records of achievement in some of St Kitts’ most celebrated architectural achievements.
Seaformiles may appear large in stature, but the feeling of intimacy isn’t lost among the elongated structure that allows for natural lighting and cross ventilation. And who could forget the lovely vistas that seem to stretch on, for of course, Seaformiles!
Hand-cut local volcanic stone from Sundance Ridge excavations, a 16-seat table in concrete with inlaid wood, a concrete 14-seat poolside dining table, and the all important must-have infinity pool are just some of the design features that really sets Seaformiles apart.
Imagine that you lived there, even if for a short while. What would your day be like’ As you tour the entire house, be sure to take a turn in the fully equipped game room, and we do mean fully equipped! Or you can work-out in the state-of-art equipped lower-floor gym. The meticulously appointed Scavolini gourmet kitchen is made of timber, glass and eye-catching red two-pac lacquered cabinetry, is ideal for a home-cooked family or romantic meal for two.
After a long day exploring the loveliness of Seaformiles, relish in the master bedroom’s walk-in shower, with its overhead rain fixture, is finished with Italian mosaic tiles, and adjoins a double Jacuzzi tub and vanity area. If you’re in the mood, check out the en suite sauna, along with a custom-made walk-in closet.
If the luxury of Seaformiles didn’t convince you that it’s one of the most unique homes on the earth, then perhaps the family room will. Among this room’s artistic features are three rare and authentic James Bond movie posters (including Dr. No and Goldfinger) which complement the array of Bond films available for viewing in the next-door home theatre.
Seaformiles is a truly gorgeous, one-of-a-kind home. Built with grand style, function and fun, the dream could be yours if you truly wish.
If you go:
- Seaformiles is available for short-term vacation rental.
- Seaformiles offers luxury living with options that allow you to customise your vacation to include amenities such as a private chef, butler and nanny services, in-villa massages, yoga, personal training and more in the privacy of your villa.
- Weekly rental rates for Seaformiles range from US$35,320 low season to US$81,000 over the Christmas-New Year holidays
12 per cent government tax and a 10 per cent service fee.
- The rates include the services of a top-flight chef, a butler and maid service.
People interested in renting or buying can contact Dianne Brisbane by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 869-662-3454.
Ten lots are still available in Sundance Ridge, starting at US$800,000, and purchasers can choose from building options with Peninsular Associates ranging from a duplex at US$1.65 million to an 8,000-square-foot home for US$5 million. Buyers of land can also use their own architects and builders, as long as their design and colour schemes are pre-approved by the main developers.