A new listing just hit the market that checks just about every box when it comes to luxury real estate. An architecturally significant main house and a guest villa? Check. Perched on a stunning island in the Caribbean? Check. Billionaire neighbors? Yes, again.
"Lion Heart" is an exquisite $39.5 million home located within the exclusive Oil Nut Bay community on Virgin Gorda, where Richard Branson and Larry Page have private islands nearby. The idyllic island resort is spread across 400 acres and surrounded by the Caribbean Sea's turquoise waters on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other.
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The estate itself was designed by legendary architect Ken Kao who used native stone, steel, and glass, to create a property that both stands out and blends in with its surroundings. Both curved and flat rooflines follow the rise and fall of the landscape, and a 7,500-square-foot green roof customized with tropical fauna allows the villa to integrate into the cliffside seamlessly.
Other stand-out details include an infinity pool, gym, and a custom native stone boulder waterfall that's remote-controlled. Of course, the views are incredible. The estate's elevated cliffside position provides for 270-degree panoramic views of the sea, resort, and neighboring islands—Necker and Anegada—as well as sweeping views of the entire coastline of Virgin Gorda.
And the sale comes with two furnished villas: Halo (main house) and Rainbow (one-bedroom guest house). As it stands now, the home is 8,000 square feet and includes five bedrooms with six and a half bathrooms. But, the owner is planning to build three more guest villas on-site within the year.
Lion Heart is the personal residence of Johnson and his wife, and they are planning to move elsewhere in the resort. If this one doesn't fit the bill, other properties are also available that have similar feature views and finishes to ensure the ultimate Caribbean getaway.