Exclusive Listed with Stanley’s Estate Agency.
Location, Location. Location. A rare opportunity to acquire a luxury estate property, offering a rare, 360-degree, ocean view of the Atlantic; Willoughby Bay & Mamora Bay and the Caribbean; Falmouth Harbour, and English Harbour. Located on a private, elevated Piccadilly ridgetop of 1.5 acres, this breezy, peaceful gated estate is a “sanctuary for the senses”. Unquestionably the finest property in Piccadilly, it consists of 4860 sq. ft. main residence, detached 773 sq. ft. guest cottage, two car closed garage with electric doors with adjoining studio, and Balinese style garden gazebo of 18 ft x 18 ft. All enhanced with a private, custom-designed infinity swimming pool embraced by beautiful tropical trees, flowers, and an expansive lawn. Enjoy the peace and solitude of this secluded setting and well-designed, quality-built estate home.
Entering the estate by way of the gated and secure, stone driveway, a short, paved walkway leads one to the west facing verandah of the two-bedroom main residence. The entire rear side of the home is complemented by the poolside verandah with stunning sunsets, views of the Caribbean Sea, the many mega yachts laying peacefully at anchor in Falmouth Harbour.
The large and spacious verandah offers multiple seating areas to enjoy stunning sunsets and endless views of the Caribbean Sea and the surrounding green, lush Antigua hillsides. This little piece of heaven is an entertainer’s dream come true. Numerous comfortable covered seating and dining areas abound along the full length of the verandah. The 38 ft. X 20 ft. infinity pool, with a separate spa, run the full length of the verandah.
The main residence is entered through a large hand carved open double wood door or from the large double French doors off the kitchen, the living area facing the pool and the master bedroom. The light-filled home with lofty ceiling fans in every room benefits from ever present tropical breezes that ensure cool, comfortable living. Ceiling fans and air-conditioning, while rarely required, also ensure the comfort of the living area, bedrooms, and bathrooms. Two large bedrooms, one at each wing of the home are complete with ensuite baths. The master bedroom is fitted with a large California king bed. The ensuite master bathroom has a double sink vanity, tub and shower and ‘highlighted by a beautiful, stone outdoor shower. The second bedroom is also equipped with ensuite bathroom. Each bedroom is finished in attractive, Green Heart, hardwood flooring. All windows in the main house are fitted with hurricane proof ‘ArmoGuard’ stainless steel screens.
The Ridge was designed by one of Antigua’s leading architects, OBMI in 2007 and is solidly constructed with 8-inch concrete and iron reinforced walls. The two-bedroom suites, the main residence consists of 3 attic storage areas, a walk-in laundry room, walk in audio/video room, walk in linen closet and 2 walk in closets off the entry way to the master bedroom. While the home is serviced with government power, it is mainly run off the home’s 44 solar panels: operating off individual micro-inverters converting DC to AC power and a 3.5 KVA wind generator. There is also a 35 KVA, John Deere diesel generator. Rainwater is supplied via the main house cistern of 31,000 gallons with a second cistern of 2,200 gallons feeding the garden and guest house. Two 100 lbs. propane gas tanks service the kitchen for cooking.
The attractive kitchen is conveniently located just off the living room. It is outfitted with granite countertops, a KitchenAid double oven, six burners, countertop gas stove, microwave, Samsung 36 cu ft fridge/freezer and Frigidaire dish washer. Additional features include a large, freestanding pantry, kitchen island with a marble top and Antique carved wood stand with six stools, travertine tiled kitchen stove back-splash and 2 ceiling fans.
Adjacent to the main residences, and a short walk away is the detached large, two car garage. This structure is fitted with separate electric doors, and an attached 180 sq. ft. air-conditioned gym that can easily be converted into an office or small bedroom. Extra attic storage space is within the garage and a bathroom/shower complete this building. At the far end of the property is the private guest cottage with bathroom/shower. The 773 sq. ft. cottage includes verandahs with views towards Falmouth Harbor and Willoughby Bay. Adjacent to this cottage there is a Balinese style gazebo.
The Ridge is fully secured with a security system that includes an infrared perimeter alarm system, 6 Lorex security cameras, and electric operated hurricane shutters in the main residence on all French doors overlooking the pool verandah. There are also over 80 lights around the house and perimeter fence, inclusive of 10 security spotlights along the main fence overlooking the road to the home.