Nicest Luxury Home on Island
ESTATE SHERPENJEWEL is the pinnacle of perfection amongst St. Thomas, United States Virgin Island homes. It resides several hundred feet above Magens Bay, repeatedly voted as one of the top ten beaches in the World. There is a well maintained hiking trail which leads thru Nature Conservancy land, from the border of the property to the white sand beach and stunning blue Caribbean waters below. The views are spectacular, and no other home on island can boast of such a perfect location.
The property is subdivided into four parcels totalling over 4.3 acres, offering three more extremely desirable home sites for future expansion or to retain privacy. Each of the lots offers a slightly different view, including the highly desirable “down island” view towards Jost Van Dyke, Tortola, Virgin Gorda, St. John, and the many smaller cays that lie between these islands. There is also green space which aptly separates this property from the closest neighbour, assuring that no development will come near your sanctuary. Hundreds of acres below the home are owned by The Nature Conservancy and assure that surrounding property will remain undeveloped.
Entry thru the gates of Estate Sherpenjewel is majestic, with the immediate realization that privacy and nature abound. The road winds thru the manicured gardens, past the first three undeveloped parcels, until you arrive at the perfectly situated home. Wild parrots fly by talking to each other. Deer wander into the yard with a watchful eye. Fruit bats scour the skies for insects at nightfall. Hermit crabs rustle the nearby bushes. Iguanas soak in the sun. There is an abundance of local trees, plants, and shrubs which are maintained to perfection. The property is amazing in that it captivates you even before you see the home.
Beautiful mahogany entry doors open to a very warm living room, a focal point of the home for gatherings and parties of all sizes. However, this area also opens to the covered veranda via sliding doors, which further extends to the pool deck. Because of the pleasant temperatures in the Virgin Islands throughout the entire year, the flexibility of this home to open up to its environment is quite amazing, as it allows a seamless joining of inside and outside.
The pool area could not be a more superb setting. It consists of large open covered areas leading to a long sundeck. There is a cascading pond, hot tub, and large infinity edge pool that blends into Magens Bay like a natural phenomenon. The deck is capable of holding well over one hundred people for special gatherings, with numerous seating areas and fabulous views everywhere.
Back inside, the dining area opens to the living room as well, and boasts brick inlay ceilings reminiscent of a traditional European farmhouse along with wide cut wood flooring. The dining is conveniently separated from the kitchen by your choice of two walkways, one which accesses the wine cellar and bar, while the other leads past a half bathroom and utility hall which houses entertainment equipment serving the entire home.
The kitchen itself is a chef’s dream, with a huge center island and ample space to move around on all sides. There are granite counters, custom maple cabinetry, a large walk in pantry, and a breakfast nook that seats four. The stainless steel appliances offer the means to cater large parties. There is also direct access from the kitchen to the pool deck via sliders, which lead to a covered dining area and adjacent grill. Another half bathroom and bar cater to those poolside, eliminating the need to go into the house while enjoying the outdoors.
Perhaps the nicest feature of the home is the master bedroom suite. It conveniently closes off from the rest of the home via a roll down panel, giving the option to maintain privacy on short notice. There is a small home office area, perfect for your computer and other work. You then enter into the master living room which serves as the place to relax in peace and watch television, though it is large enough for another desk/work area, couch, and a couple of your favourite recliners. Exceptional custom shelving further compliments the tranquillity of this room.
From here you enter the master bedroom, which is highlighted by wooden floors and a local blue bit stone wall at the head of the bed. There is a private covered deck, which predictably showcases the fabulous Magens Bay views. Either side of the bed leads to his and her bathrooms, one which is equipped with a large tub, and the other with a steam shower. There are two large closets as well, both substantial in size and capable of catering to oversized needs. The master suite also includes a washer and dryer to compliment the primary laundry room downstairs. An exercise room / gym serves as the final blessing for this master suite, with ample legroom for several pieces of large equipment and a massage table.
The balance of the upper level is a large entryway from the spacious two car garage to the master bedroom area, via wide hallway with ample storage and access to the elevator. This is also where the stairs lead to the lower level, quite an architectural feat in itself with skylight and cathedral ceilings.
Each of the three guest bedrooms on the lower level is large and spacious, has its own full bathroom, and remains extremely private. The ceilings on the entire lower level are also very high, giving a grand feeling to the space. The lower hall connecting the bedrooms has the perfect wall to highlight your nicest artwork. It also leads to a large storage room with custom shelving, the laundry room, utility rooms, and inside entry to the one bedroom apartment.
The apartment itself can be accessed from outside as well, so your guests or caretaker can live in privacy and without disturbing those in the main home. It has a full kitchen and ample sized living room. The entire apartment is finished in standards comparable to the remainder of the home, so it can also serve as additional guest area.