These properties represent the very best of Barbados real estate.
The generous layouts have five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, plus powder rooms, a great hall, a full service Miele Kitchen, and plenty of covered outdoor terraces to maximize the beachfront position of One Sandy Lane Private Residences and the beautiful views out over the Caribbean Sea.
The six villas on the first three levels each have a private pavilion in addition to the main residence; long beautiful corridors expand from the heart of the building out to the pavilion wings for exclusive beachside living or guest quarters. The pavilions are ideal for entertaining with their additional living and dining areas, private verandas and prep kitchen. There are also laundry and staff facilities on the lower level.
The elegant white pewter and iron handmade balustrades that grace the magnificent spiral staircase are found throughout the property and have all been manufactured by Les Ateliers St. Jacques of Paris. This eminent French company is renowned worldwide for its exceptional renovation of the Palace of Versailles.
The beautifully curved and vaulted ceilings are made of traditional French staff, a mixture of plaster of Paris and fibers that can be molded. E.G. Deco of Monaco worked on location for two years. The architecture embraces traditional tropical features such as expansive verandas, timber posts and extensive use of coral stone. The Barbadian coral stone was hand carved by local craftsmen. The marble used throughout was selected by experts from Bufalini Marmi, then cut and pre-assembled in Italy to guarantee uniformity of colour and vein.
French artisans used natural pigments to make the paint, and then applied it with a palette knife, adding as many as seven different layers of texture and tone. The end result of this traditional method is a truly magnificent finish that adds a remarkable visual depth to the décor.
One of the painters has been relocated to the island to repair and maintain the painted surfaces as needed. The solid bronze door hardware was inspired by Diego Giacometti and the main staircase balustrades are accented by a small globe with a diamond for Barbados referring to the island's pseudonym as "the gem of the Caribbean."
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