Cleavage is situated between two hilltops high above the desirable Pelican Key area of the island offering both privacy and convenient accessibility to shops, restaurants and the airport while providing prospective owners the significant tax benefits of its Dutch-side location.
Designed in 2006 by acclaimed American architect Carl Abbott, this award-winning residence features stunning views of both the sea to the south and the valley and hills to the north.
Upon entering the villa grounds, you first arrive in the grotto courtyard complete with fountain. Stairs lead to the two-story Great Room which features a state-of-the-art kitchen with a 14-foot granite work-surface and a lounge seating area with bespoke maple furniture and detailing throughout. Floor to ceiling glass opens onto an expansive patio facing the sea. A sun room with opening roof and sun curtains provide comfortable sitting during the heat of the day and enjoyable lounging under the stars in the evening. The terrace flows out into an adjoining infinity pool that features a high-tech filter/salt clorinator system that ensures crystal-clear water.
The accommodation includes five bedrooms, one of which is a self contained guest/staff efficiency apartment and five and a half bathrooms finished in river-washed granite. The master suite has a double outdoor rain shower and rooftop garden with magnificent views overlooking Pelican Key and the sea beyond.
Other features of the villa include a private downstairs guest terrace, a breakfast terrace, a shade terrace, an outside covered dining area, a gym and a wine cellar. The spacious garage can accommodate two full-sized vehicles and offers ample storage space.
The residence offers the best of both worlds – sun-drenched and shaded. The extensive landscaping, designed in English garden style, allows for enjoyable evening strolls among the lush foliage and picturesque scenery.
A 20-KVA Wilson generator and 500 gallon (buried) diesel tank ensure uninterrupted electrical power in the event of emergency. A large cistern provides water in lieu of or complementing the connection to the city supply.
The perimeter and all portals are guarded with a high-tech security system and secure gates ensuring privacy and peace of mind. A combination of kevlar curtains, electric shutters and reinforced glass secure the house in the event of bad weather.