High above the crashing Atlantic waves, on the fringes of the verdant wilderness growing over the steep slopes of Nevis Peak, Goldeneye is perched in its own dramatic terraced garden. a testament to decades of careful nurturing and coaxing of native trees. Nature has been tamed – but only just.
A broad verandah accessible from all the main living areas and the three bedrooms wraps around the bright yellow villa: living here is all about the garden, one which rivals that of its famous namesake in Jamaica. A dramatic stone staircase leads down to a cocktail terrace, buried deep in the sanctity of the highest trees is a meditation corner, and following the winding paths leads to a hidden gazebo. A swimming pool set to the side of the house is very much a part of the garden but not the purpose of it.
The entrance to Goldeneye is reminiscent of an English country estate, a vast vestibule with high ceilings and delicate wood carvings. It sets the tone for the rest of the house: a quiet hideaway cooled by the constant gentle breeze of the trade winds. This is a place for those seeking a secluded retreat, with a suite of rooms downstairs waiting to become an artist's studio or craftsman's den.
Additionally, Goldeneye occupies a coveted spot just a few hundred yards from the boutique Golden Rock hotel and restaurant owned by Brice Marden. Indeed, this is the perfect home for the discerning buyer who seeks absolute privacy within easy reach of quietly unassuming luxury.