When you picture the ultimate island getaway, you probably envision a sheltered, tropical setting where the water is your closest neighbor, luxury accommodations suitable for the most refined taste, and maybe even some pink sand to greet your lacquered toenails as you slide out of your Prada sandals. Add in the prestige and ingenuity of Interior Design Hall of Fame architect Thierry Despont, the lush surroundings of a prime Bahamian waterfront parcel on one of the world’s finest beaches, and the exclusivity of Harbour Island, and you have Narrows Beach Estate.
This immaculate paradise, recently listed by Robert Arthur of Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty and located off the northeast coast of Eleuthera Island, was designed to showcase the confluence of modern luxury, coastal comfort, and sweeping views in one of the world’s most pristine and private locations. A remarkable jewel in an ultraluxe crown, where blush sand melds into a turquoise Atlantic, Narrows Beach Estate is quite simply a once-in-a-lifetime offering.
Ensconced behind lush, tropical greenery, the two-bedroom, three-bath main residence featuring Despont’s distinctive contemporary architecture begs for further exploration, just as the expansive decking all around calls for glorious sunset viewing. Care to enjoy the exquisite views from inside the home? Intelligent design that orients the main living areas along the rear of the residence maximizes every inch and every sightline, all witnessed through the miles of windows that extend the length of the structure.
The sumptuous master suite gets the same treatment, with the addition of sliding glass doors that open right up to coast. The louvered exterior wall off the formal dining room also disappears, lifting up to blur the barrier between inside and out and create an open-air terrace.
Wood-cladded walls—a Despont signature, variations on which can also be found in several of his other residential work as well as the newly redesigned Cartier Mansion on Fifth Avenue—invite an elegant warmth throughout the home. A two-bedroom, two-bath cottage with full kitchen provides equal allure, encapsulated by windows and connecting to the main house by a covered walkway. Priced at $25,000,000, this is a Harbour Island hideaway with no equal.