If you're looking for a luxe beach property, look no further. This five-bedroom, six-and-a-half bathroom home located in the Lyford Cay gated community in the Bahamas is currently on the market for $12.5 million. The 4,492 square foot property is so grand and secluded that even a royal spent some time here with her family.
The home served as a vacation spot for Princess Diana and her sons William and Harry in the late '80s, according to the listing. Ken Wharfe, the princess's royal protection officer for six years, wrote about Dianna's time spent at the home in his 2017 book, Guarding Diana: Protecting the Princess Around the World, according to CNN. He described the property as "a development that afforded a great deal of privacy, being part of a huge luxury complex, privately policed and spotlessly maintained." Lyford Cay is one of the Bahamas's most elite and private communities. Neighbors include Sean Connery and the Bacardi family, according to the listing.
The home was designed by architect Happy Ward and built in 1969. It is located at the end of a secluded lane and offers owners 180 feet of private beach frontage. Each bedroom also offers a generous view of the powdery beach. There is also a massive heated swimming pool in the courtyard and various outdoor terraces for entertaining. In 2009, the home was renovated and equipped with new wiring, plumbing, a kitchen, bathrooms, flooring in the entertaining spaces and new ceilings. However, it still retains much of its original charm—we adore the beige-colored shaker-style kitchen.
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For more information, contact Philip Hillier of Christie's International Real Estate, who holds the listing.
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