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Perched on a verdant knoll, sitting on the oceanfront with commanding stunning vistas, Villa Gresslock is a Caribbean-styled property with classic appeal, situated in the exclusive enclave of Becune Point in Cap Estate.
Impressive, towering royal palms and a sprawling 2-acre garden dominate the rise that leads to the villa entrance, maintaining privacy while affording a warm tropical welcome.
The bougainvillea shrubs that frame the outdoor living area explode in a profusion of fuchsia and white in the drier months, and in the wet months, the property is a tropical Eden, fragrant with frangipani.
The northwest side of the property extends onto a large, pergola-covered seating area and extensive tiled patio that gives way to the swimming pool and its aspect which takes in the lower garden and the bay of Anse Becune below. The elegant, Caribbean bungalow-style home takes full advantage of the location, and affords six hundred square feet of outdoor living space, including a swimming pool overlooking the sea, Anse Becune, the Cap Maison Resort peninsula, and sweeping vistas of Martinique on the horizon. Retreat to the shady lounge area or embrace the sunny open space. The patio is an ideal entertaining area for everything from a cocktail party to children's birthday.
The house is designed to make the most of tropical living with large framing windows and French doors that let in optimal light and open out to invite brisk marine breezes. The interior, designed by the owner, balances open, airy entertaining areas with intimate, reflective spaces. A large, bright foyer welcomes; a carved mirror framed by wall mount candelabra lights, cane Carver chairs, and a round mahogany pedestal table set the tone for the rest for the understated elegant Caribbean home.
The open kitchen is well-appointed with lots of cupboard space, Korean counter tops including an island, a Delonghi five burner gas cooker, Whirlpool dishwasher and Amana three-door refrigerator. Adjacent to the kitchen is a utility room to one side and a breakfast nook for family dining which looks out onto the aquamarine bay. The centre piece of the home's configuration is the dining room with its 12-seat mahogany dining table. A flat arch triptych leads from the dining area to a galley-style drawing room, with formal seating directly across from the table and a smaller family sitting area and TV room off to one side.
An office-library antechamber, with floor to ceiling book shelves, a large work desk and comfortable reading chairs, leads off the dining room and into the master suite which is a retreat unto itself. The spacious room features a stately four poster bed, an escritoire, lounge area, and ample closet space. Through folding doors, is a light-suffused bathroom that invites lingering.
The bathroom features a stand-alone shower and clawfoot tub, framed by glass block windows that bring in the crisp Caribbean lights, and French windows that afford spectacular views of the adjacent peninsular and the expanse of cobalt and aquamarine bay. An adjoining private balcony off the master-suite extends the living space to the outdoors and rewards with breathtaking Caribbean Sea views.
The second bedroom with twin bed and en-suite bath offers similar vistas. There is a built-in closet, and folding doors separate the room from the bathroom, which features large French windows, with blinds for privacy. The third twin bedroom overlooks the extensive gardens and has a small en-suite bath.
Villa Gresslock embodies the possibilities of casual but elegant living. The outdoor-indoor orientation of the house makes it perfect for families, or those who like to entertain, with its wide open spaces, shaded and unshaded, lounge deck and pool. The house is tastefully appointed, with a layout that lends itself to both family living and entertaining, providing indoor comfort and brightness, as well as outdoor sprawl and freedom. Extensive grounds offer place for play, repose and contemplation.
Villa Gresslock is excellently situated. Located on the narrow neck of the north of the island, Cap Estate is quiet and unspoiled. The North East Atlantic coast, which is excellent for hiking, picnicking and horse riding, is minutes away, as are beaches on the North West Caribbean coast, Pigeon Island National Park and the fishing village of Gros Islet. While positioned as its own private paradise, Villa Gresslock also offers access to all the amenities, from the beach at Anse Becune and the recreational facilities of the neighbourhood, like the 18 hole golf course with the St. Lucia Golf and Country Club, spas, restaurants and Rodney Bay Marina.
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