Cross “Gone with the Wind” with early Bond film (think Dr. No) and the resulting style will be something akin to that of Naomi Cleaver’s gorgeous house on Nevis: ceiling fans, white muslin, lush colours and romantic verandas., plus leggy furniture, graphic fabrics and sleek mid-century minimalism,” wrote Katherine Sorrell in the Daily Telegraph magazine in October 2010. This gracious home, built in the traditional West Indian style with a stone base and a wooden frame on the upper level, is located in the desirable Jones Estate on the northwest coast of the island. It boasts wrap-around verandas on both floors with ocean views, and a secluded 70-foot-long lap pool. It is a 5-minute walk to the beach and has a robust rental history.
Age: Built in 1950s; completely renovated 2001 and 2010
Architect: Renovation design by owner/designer Naomi Cleaver
Contractor: Original stonework by the late Victor Simmonds; recent renovation work by Noral Lescott.
Construction: Stone plantation style with monumental front staircase. 4,000 sq. ft. of hand cut stone in lower floor walls and gatehouse. Terracotta floors throughout kitchen and ground floor. Traditional wood frame on upper level; galvanized roof.
Size of Plot: .739 acres
Square Footage: 6,000 sq. ft. covered living space with wrap around verandas
Living Area: Open style upper level living room in the centre of the house with screens opening to wrap-around verandas.
Master Bedroom: Upstairs with bathroom, and bathtub at the foot of the bed and walk-in closet and AC.
Guest Bedroom: Located downstairs with dressing area.
Bathrooms: 3 bathrooms; 2 ensuite with showers and one downstairs with bathtub.
Large Studio or 3rd large bedroom: Open room with AC and French doors to veranda, plus door leading out to garden
Large study or 4th large bedroom: Large room with ensuite shower room and walk-in closet; AC.
Kitchen: Downstairs large, open 1,200 sq ft kitchen with Corian counters, GE refrigerator/freezer, GE stove. Butler’s pantry with sink and storage.
Laundry Room: GE washer and toilet
Storage: Large lower level storage room
Pool: 70-ft. long secluded lap pool in garden with adjacent decks
Cistern: 25,000 gallons with pressure pump; government water
Garage: Cut stone covered gatehouse provides garaging up to two cars
Property Taxes: US$630 annually
Internet: Wireless and landline telephone
Comments: Property features an abundance of flora: mahogany, banana, citrus, palm, akee, lignum vitae, flamboyant, sandbox, mango and a variety of cactus. Many birds, mongoose, bats and Green vervet monkeys. Very short walk to beaches on west coast, several restaurants, and watersports center at Oualie Beach. Just minutes from car ferry, water taxi, and airport. Located midway between airport and Four Seasons Resort Nevis.
Updated on May 14, 2019 at 1:17 am