Villa Sand Dollar, Mount Standfast,St. James, Barbados
Sand Dollar is located in the Calijandra Estate which features beautiful uninterrupted views along the West Coast with its azure sea and clear blue skies adjacent to Westmoreland.
This substantial property is approached along a majestic avenue of royal palms.
Sand Dollar is over 8000 sq.ft. of style and luxury designed by London based architect Alister Downie of Harper Downie and built by an English property developer living in Barbados for many years and so understanding the island, the prevailing winds, the sun sets and how these almost forgotten elements can make a home outstanding.
With rooms that have glass walls with available a/c or on breezy days sliding the panels into wall pockets to allow the flow of air but never to change the aesthetics or the vistas.
The open plan design is both spacious and practical, featuring five en-suite bedrooms, stunning kitchen, dining pavilion, numerous courtyards and balconies, a media room, study, central living pavilion, provision for a gymnasium, garage and 15m infinity pool – all complimented by and nestled within over 0.5 acres of indigenous landscaping, an integral aspect to the architectural design of the property.
Additionally there is a spacious 2 bedroom/ 2 bathroom guest apartment at garden level which provides the owner a degree of privacy.
No time, expense or attention to detail has been spared in creating this breathtaking home. Total luxury comes as standard without the ongoing high running costs often associated with second homes in the Caribbean.
Energy saving measures includes passive ventilation techniques to encourage airflow and reduce power consumption, large overhanging balconies to reduce solar heat gain and low energy fixtures and fittings.
The finest materials, craftsmanship, design and logic have created what is undoubtedly one of the island’s premier residences
Beyond the house itself is the location. Located on the hillside close to Royal Westmoreland, with its golf and 5 star amenities, close to the centre of tourism in Barbados, Holetown where one can shop at Cartier or Polo, watch a film in one of the most comfortable cinemas, reclining in leather loungers and ordering food and drink from one's seat , all in Limegrove. fabulous restaurants are abound in one of the many hotels on the Platinum coast such as Sandy Lane or Coral Reef or visit the exquisite Tides Restaurant. One can enjoy one of several beach bars from the Sports/beach bar in Holetown at Surfside to something even more casual at JU JUs, there truly is something for everyone should you actually feel the need to leave your own piece of paradise.