Known for privacy, seclusion and a elegant decadence befitting Hollywood A-Listers, Paradise Island in the Bahamas is no stranger to luxury. But its newest real estate listing — a 7-bedroom, Georgian-style home with its own private beach – really sets the standard.
Built in the 1960s, Kilkee House has a storied history with some of the world’s richest and most famous. It’s been the site of lavish parties and even more colorful guests. Members of The Rat Pack, the Beatles, Nicholas Cage and even James Bond himself when himself was Pierce Brosnan, are just a few of the noteworthy names that have attended soirees at the home.
Originally owned by A&P Supermarket heir Huntington Hartford and later by the actor Richard Harris, Kilkee House sits on 2.5 acres along a private stretch of Paradise Island, surrounded by the bay on one side and the sea on the other. There is more than 200 feet of harbor frontage and a dock that accommodate a yacht up to 150 feet.
The upscale home’s exterior and grounds have been well-appointed and include expertly maintained gardens, a sprawling pool with a bridge and waterfall, a poolside cottage for changing, relaxing and getting out of the sun, and several loggias that enhance the sense of privacy and seclusion.
Inside the home, 11,000 square feet given new meaning to luxury as potential owners and their guests enter through the grand foyer, wander among the multiple living rooms, or take their morning coffee in the white marble gourmet kitchen or formal dining room that opens onto a private patio. In addition to the master suite, there are four en-suite bedrooms and separate quarters for staffing.
There have only been three owners of this famed estate, Concierge Auctions is listing the home for sale, and bidding begins December 3, 2015 with a $10M Reserve.
Contact Concierge Auctions for more information.