Property Description

Manchester Villa is situated on the finest piece of canal front property in Lyford Cay offering panoramic views of the marina and waterways. With 3.29 acres of landscaped gardens including wonderful Bahamian and mature trees on four prime lots, it is a coveted peninsula. This massive estate, with room to spare, comprises over 12,000 square feet of interior space. It underwent a refresh and addition, which were completed in 2019 and now features a main villa, carriage house, captains cottage and guest apartment. Highlights of the property include a tennis court, beach volleyball court and extensive dockage that wraps almost the entire length of the seawall of the property. Interior designer Richard Himmel, exterior architect Robjohns Clarke and landscape architect Michael M. Myers oversaw the design and build of this impressive residence. No expense was spared when this estate was initially built in 1995 by Mr. and Mrs. Irving Gould. Mr. Gould, a Canadian financier was the chairman of the Commodore Company. Stories were told of how he frequently flew guests down to his Bahamian residence on his private jet named Pet Jet to enjoy the privacy and solitude provided here at this beautiful villa. The property is also walled and gated for added security. Mr. Gould was an avid fisherman and boater who enjoyed exploring the Bahamian waters. This extraordinarily positioned estate is perfect for the boat lover to berth his or her collection of watercrafts. The estate has a superb aspect towards the clubs marina where one can quickly access the open seas. Seafaring amenities include access to an unbelievable 840 plus feet of canal frontage, boat lift and dockage with electricity and water. A unique feature includes a 6,000 gallon tank to hold fuel for watercraft and power the generator. – Main Villa With many areas to entertain and relax the Main Villa features soaring ceilings, large windows and mahogany doors. The French doors retract into the walls to allow one to open up the inside to the outside for seamless entertaining. All windows and French doors have built in rolldown shutters. As one enters the residence one is greeted by a large elegant drawing room beyond which is the gallery running through the center of the house and high arched doorways connecting all the public spaces and bedrooms. Beyond this is the sundrenched airy main living room with sweeping views of the marina. The living room opens onto a large covered terrace, expansive veranda and large infinity pool with a lush garden beyond leading to the estates extensive dock views of the Lyford Cay Marina. The living room is flanked by two octagonal, pitched ceiled rooms that are all connected by conservatory halls. The northern room is the cozy family room and features a built-in bar which makes it perfect for a relaxed evening with cocktails. A connecting passageway leads on from the family room past a guest bathroom and into the beautiful library with white-washed mahogany built-in cabinetry throughout. The library then opens up to the northern conservatory hall which leads to the master suite. The large master bedroom opens onto its own terrace overlooking the garden and canal beyond. It consists of large his and hers bathrooms and walk-in closets. The southern room is the homes formal dining room with built-in cupboards to store china and silverware. This area also opens onto the pool and terrace. The dining room then leads into the southern conservatory hall that connects the guest wing, back of house and kitchen. There are two guest bedroom suites, one which could double as a second master and has its own private terrace and multiple windows to allow the room to be flooded with natural light. Next to the dining room and guest wing is the large family kitchen with breakfast table, with a beautifully decorated powder room opposite the pantry. Off the kitchen is a butlerA A?A

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Nassau/New Providence
Lyford Cay

Luxurious Lyford Cay Canalfront Estate - MLS 40934

Lyford Cay, Nassau/New Providence, Bahamas

12 Bedrooms
12.5 Bathrooms
12,005 Sqft
Listing ID #699545
Basic Details
Property Type : Residential
Listing Type : For Sale
Listing ID : 699545
Ref ID : NS61614
Price : $29,500,000
Bedrooms : 12
Bathrooms : 12.5
Square Footage : 12,005 Sqft
Year Built : 1995
Lot Area : 3.29 Acre
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