While many people love the snow that winter brings and embrace it by heading to mountainous areas, others have the opposite reaction. They see it’s time to get their bathing suits, pack the sunscreen, and plan a trip as close to the equator as possible. This lavish Bahamas getaway would certainly come in handy this winter for that group. Listed now for $23 million, it’s not for the average buyer but offers design inspiration and island eye candy to all.
Quite on-the-nose yet welcome in its simplicity, the modern perched on a sandbank has appropriately been dubbed “House on a Dune.” More specifically, however, it sits on a dune far, far away from the slides of Atlantis or other tourist destinations. Yes, the retreat measuring an idyllic 2,800 square feet bathes in privacy on Harbour Island, an isle just off the northern tip of the larger Eleuthera Island.
Designed by award-winning starchitect Chad Oppenheim of Oppenheim Architecture, the goal for this pristine paradise was for it to channel the location to a T. The listing page describes that the structure “becomes a frame for nature—shapes, textures, and spaces that respect and celebrate their surroundings.” And, many new builds make such claims, but this one delivers. Swaths of sliding glass doors, two wooden decks on either side of the home, and rooms sited to capture the Atlantic Ocean make the island environment the focal point of the design. Of course, at this price point, the interiors must be just as captivating. The home’s emphasis on organic materials like wood and stone, boxy form, and monochromatic scheme create subtle intrigue throughout while always encouraging the eye towards the blue waters and sandy beach.
Gavin Christie of Corcoran CA Christie Bahamas & Oren Alexander of The Alexander Team at Official hold the listing.
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