One of the most unique offerings on Nevis, Les Oiseaux villa brings the gardens of Tuscany, the rolling hills of France, and the spectacular blues of the Caribbean together in one breathtaking experience. Surrounded by an expansive horizontal garden created in the hills, the villa sits on a plateau within verdant hills and valleys and the majesty of Nevis Peak looming in the distance. The contemporary home reflects the perfect small house or could become the guest quarters of a larger home that could be built on the property. There are also hillside guest quarters, office or studio, opening onto view of Nevis Peak.
Age of Home: Completed in 2009
Square footage: Cottage interior: 500 sq. ft. with exterior decks of 300 sq. ft., plus additional spaces.
Laundry room: 32 sq. ft.
Store room at cottage: 60 sq. ft.
Guest Quarters/study: 450 sq. ft.
Lower store room/electrical room: 160 sq. ft.
Living Area: Cottage surrounded by large mahogany sliding doors with bedroom area/kitchen/large bathroom/walk in closet. Exterior laundry room and additional storage room.
Bath: In living quarters, bathroom has glass shower, rain shower head, modern fixtures; black granite counters.
Kitchen: KitchenAid and GE appliances, including gas cooktop, oven, wine cooler, in line under sink water filter, side by side refrigerator—all stainless steel; black granite counter
Guest Quarters/Study: Second building with large bedroom that can be used as an office or studio with bathroom, marble flooring throughout with huge windows overlooking Nevis Peak; fully air-conditioned.
Storage room/electrical room: Located next to the guest quarters.
Contractor: Mel Hanley, Garimel Construction, Nevis
Architect: Lee H. Skolnik, New York.
Generator: 20 KW
Cistern: 30,000 gallons under cottage
Irrigation Cistern: 9,000 gallons under driveway
Extra Storage: Large storage room next to guest room/office building.
Construction type: Block and masonry with mahogany sliding doors and windows; Sapele wooden floors; galvanized roof.
Other details: A 360-degree panoramic view brings the forested topography into focus. The secluded nature of the modern-design home opens to the outside with huge mahogany sliding glass doors opening on 3 sides to both grass terrace and patio having the effect of blurring the line between the interior and exterior spaces. Air-conditioning throughout; wireless Internet; on-site sustainable waste water treatment plant, which creates tertiary treated water for the automatic irrigation system; retaining walls; water feature at entrance, 30,000-gallon cistern. Phase 3 power stubbed up for main house; 20kw automatic propane generator phased for current buildings and potential 4 bedroom main house.
Located within a five-minute drive of Caribbean beaches and watersports center at Oualie Beach; six restaurants within five-minute drive. Located midway between the airport and the Four Seasons Resort Nevis with it award-winning Robert Trent Jones golf course, tennis facilities and spa.
Updated on June 1, 2019 at 7:39 pm