Less is more at this modern beach house set on a dune on the pink sands of the Bahamas, now listed for US$23 million.
The Harbour Island home was “designed with the land, not on the land” according to architect Chad Oppenheim of Oppenheim Architecture. It sits 33 feet above sea level, the firm’s website said, allowing for far-reaching views of the Atlantic.
Built in 2013, the home spans 2,800 square feet and is steps of the beach, according to the listing with Gavin Christie of Corcoran CA Christie Bahamas and Oren Alexander of the Alexander Team at Official.
“The clean lines, monochromatic palette, functional furniture and open floor plan allow for the home to be filled with natural light and showcase the breathtaking world-famous pink sand beachfront,” he said.
Aptly named House on a Dune, the residence is centered around the living and dining area, which has sliding doors on either side, each leading to a wooden deck. With both doors fully open, the room triples in size to allow for indoor-outdoor living and to let sea breezes inside.
There are five bedrooms, with the ground-floor primary suite offering direct beach access. In contrast to the open main living area, the suites “are enveloped in shutters for a soft, filtered light and feeling of privacy,” according to Oppenheim.
Three of the other bedrooms are on the second floor, while the fifth is on the lower level, along with a game room, storage and a separate entrance.
The home sits on more than an acre, with a deck overlooking the water and native plantings throughout the property.
Christie said he’s starting to see a seasonal uptick in demand as winter approaches, with clients from the Northeast showing interest in Bahamas properties.
“These consumers are generally looking for stand-out homes that are of newer construction, with a modern island-chic feel,” he said.
Mansion Global was unable to determine when the home last sold or for how much. The owners were not available for comment.
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