Nestled amongst the boulders for which Virgin Gorda is famous, within the Princess Quarters Residential Estate, Casablanca was designed and built by a couple that has spent over 30 years managing one of the BVI’s most luxurious private Estate Homes. What is clear from the design and finish quality of Casablanca is that they learned a thing or two along the way! Their home is absolutely stunning. Its a cliche but the moment you enter this delightful property, not only does the view take your breath away, so too does the incredible intention to detail and quality of almost everything about this home.
The owners picked the spot with good reason. Experience taught them that this lot, which is just under half an acre, benefits from a great breeze, complete privacy and truly expansive views. It is also only five minutes from Virgin Gorda’s most spectacular sandy beaches, the Baths, and virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour where they keep their boat, do their banking and stop up on groceries. Speaking of which, there’s even a dumb waiter leading from the spotless garage ( its frustratingly well organised all the time!) directly to the kitchen so no lugging groceries up the stairs.
In its entirety the home comprises approximately 3,400 square feet of interior space and around 2,300 square feet of covered and open-air terraces. On the upper, main living level, the entranceway leads to a spacious open plan living, kitchen and dining area, which in turn leads onto a very large shaded pool deck, with outdoor dining area, shaped for the most part from the sun. It really is difficult to truly blend indoor/outdoor living any better than it ha been done here. Infinity edge pools were created for locations just like this! From in the pool, it really creates a delightful illusion that it carries on into the sea beyond. On the same level is an exceptionally spacious master bedroom suite with large master bathroom featuring double sinks and well though out walk in closets. On this level there is also an office and,just off the kitchen, a very useful larder. Featuring a magnificent timber countertop, the kitchen further benefits from European styling and top notch appliances.
The lower level comprises two guest bedrooms, with ensuite bathrooms sharing a covered terrace equipped with a kitchenette and surrounded by lush garden greenery. A beautiful new pool and pool deck have just been completed. What is effectively a self contained apartment provides guests and owners alike with plenty of privacy and can be accessed via its own separate driveway.
Also down below there is garage/workshop (did we mention how annoyingly tidy and well organised it is?!) a store/tool room, and small but well equipped gym.
The very well established tropical gardens are nothing short of exquisite. Many of the plantings, such the magnificent Royal Palms, were grown by the owners from seed before construction of the home had even begun. A desire to create the ‘tropical jungle look’ rather than manicured beds, was the inspiration and the result is captivating.