Spacious Luxury Home in St. Bart’s Attracts $80 Million Price Tag
Who hasn’t dreamed of logging into a remote gig on a tropical island? With the framework becoming more and more of a reality across industries, plenty of workers have fantasized about starting over in a lush locale. St. Barts could just be the answer (if $80 million is in the budget).
Villa Neo, as it’s adoringly called, offers over 17,000 square feet of prime living space. It is, in fact, one of the biggest homes on the island. That title shouldn’t evaporate anytime soon; recent laws have put restrictions in place against homes that are larger than 12,000 square feet.
Patrick Raffeneau, an architect, constructed the home in 2018. Now, Doug Barrowman, A Scottish businessman, is selling it.
Four words to describe the property are fun, fresh, free, and funky. Somehow tying together these elements in a graceful way, this beachside palace would be a fitting hideaway for anybody who lusts after the royal treatment, especially if sultry and sunny are the non-negotiables.
Perhaps the grandest amenity the home boasts is its stunning views. The elevated home rests on a hill, so the island’s spectacularly pristine waters are visible throughout. The contemporary style of the home means that large windows give way to the landscape at every turn.
The property is listed as a six-bedroom, 10-bathroom showstopper. With all that space, visits from family and friends won’t ever make the home feel crowded. It’s even suitable for a small retreat for those with an entrepreneurial spirit.
Architectural amenities set the home apart. For example, a floating glass staircase keeps the airy feel alive and well inside and out. Additionally, the manicured courtyard, complete with palms and bamboo, sets the stage for rest and relaxation.
A safe space like this requires some household basics as well. That’s where Technogym equipment and Gaggenau kitchen appliances step up to the plate.
The leisure-focused crowd can breathe a sigh of relief upon setting sights on the home’s infinity pool, the perfect place to splash around and listen to tunes. And of course, the beach isn’t too far off either!
The island is known around the world for being a playground for the rich, famous, and well-to-do thanks to its white-sanded beaches, commitment to privacy, and offerings of fine dining. Chic and nonchalant, it’s truly a fan favorite. This home finds itself smack dab in the middle of it all.
Because the island is French, a European can easily call it home. US and Canadian citizens can only enjoy the destination for 90 days without a visa.
The average home there costs roughly $4.5 million, so moving there permanently isn’t in everyone’s budget. For those with the funding though, now could be the opportune time to make the move.