House for sale in Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Tucked into the hills of exclusive Shannon Estate, Cloudwalk is a serene retreat that feels a million miles from the hustle and bustle of Road Town, yet is only a short ten minute drive away. Built ten years ago, this three bedroom plus den home was designed by architect Viviana Jenik and has been maintained in immaculate condition by the original owner. Shannon Estate is an exclusive enclave of large single family homes, accessible by an entry road off of the Ridge Road with views of Jost Van Dyke. Cloudwalk has a paved driveway and ample parking space for up to three vehicles and maneuvering room to turn an SUV around. Located adjacent to the driveway is a generator house with room for garden equipment and gas tank storage as well as the regularly maintained generator which is capable of running the entire house during a power outage. The generous 0.78 acre lot is very private, with a lovely ghut running along one boundary and on the other boundaries the homes are well set back, assuring you the utmost privacy and quiet. The home itself is just over 2000 interior square feet and close to 3000 square feet with covered patios. Double wooden royal blue entry doors welcome you into a covered entryway, which is the central point of the home; from here you can access any of the bedrooms, den, living area and patio area. Though the den and two guest rooms are slightly separate from the main living area and master bedroom, there are roofs over all the stairs and patio areas, meaning one can move freely around the property in all weather without getting wet. The living/ dining and kitchen area is open floor plan with dramatic high vaulted ceilings that are 30 feet high. There are Corian countertops and solid cherry cabinets in the well laid out kitchen, which includes a large island (with built in sink) that is perfect for prepping and also for your guests to pull up a bar stool to. The great room is spacious enough for indoor dining as well as a living area and has many large doors that open onto the surrounding patios. Off of the great room is the main patio and pool area. The patio is covered and is large enough for a very long dining table and multiple lounge areas. Steps on two sides lead down to the recently renovated 16" x 20" pool. Re-finished in June 2016, the pool features a salt system, flowing water features and glass tile detail. The pool has a lower deck around it with space for sun loungers. There is another patio area off of the kitchen where the BBQ is located and there is the perfect spot for built in outdoor kitchen to be added if desired. The master bedroom is adjacent to the great room and accessed through a unique space that would be perfect as a media room. It has pocket sliding doors to both the great room and the master bedroom, allowing you to block off access to either or both. The master bedroom features hardwood floors and has a handmade mahogany bed on the lower level. Up a handful of steps is the bathroom which includes a decadent shower, enclosed toilet area and wonderful poured concrete vanity with storage. A large closet and dressing area are also part of the master suite. There is another entry/exit to the master bedroom, which brings you back to the main foyer past an outdoor courtyard with dramatic boulders and lush landscaping. Behind the lower building is the separate guest quarters. On the lower level is the den, which opens onto the back courtyard and could be a fourth bedroom, playroom or office. There is also a laundry room and storage. Up one flight of stairs you enter onto a large patio upon which you can access the two guest bedrooms (they are also connected by large doors on the inside). Both bedrooms have spacious en suite bathrooms, with the same poured concrete vanities as the master bedroom. The airy vaulted ceilings ensure cool evenings and both bedrooms have closets and storage. Years of Caribbean experience ensured that the owners carefully chose hardwearing and smart materials for Cloudwalk. Italian tile is the flooring for almost the entire house and they also used a stain and mildew resistant grout to ensure minimum maintenance. All doors are West Indian Mahogany, handmade by the well known Luis Wells and feature Rocky Mountain hand forged solid bronze hardware. The master bedroom floor, all railings and deckings are made of IPE wood. There are mosquito screens in all the doors and windows and there are two cisterns totaling 40,000 gallons. This house is in tiptop condition and ready for you to move right in- no work needed.