Les Oiseaux derives it’s name from the red hawks that ride the air currents around the property, whilst humming birds hover and king birds nest in the trees.
This unique property was conceptualised by a Californian surfer turned landscape architect and his hotel manager wife, who between them have created the most beautiful gardens across a plethora of homes and estates in Nevis, St Kitts the wider Caribbean and beyond.
From this privileged position high up on a plateau of 0.95 acres setwithin a grove of mountain seagrape trees, surrounded by wooded hills you can marvel at the commanding 360 degree mountain and ocean views. The tradewind breezes provide natural cooling all year round.
The 500 sq ft contemporary cottage with exterior decks of 875 sq ft is compact, embracing the ethos of yacht design where efficiency of space is paramount. The clean modern lines of the cottage are warmed by mahogany framed sliding doors and windows, sapele wood cabinetry and ipe wooden floors.
The 12’ tall impact resistant, mahogany sliding glass doors on 3 sides and sliding windows in the kitchen allow for a seamless merge of the interior and exterior spaces. The cottage truly sits within the garden. For your privacy the sliding glass doors are tinted and have silk drapes which can be drawn at night. There is a spacious walk in closet with sapele wood shelving and a beautifully appointed bathroom with glass shower enclosure, polished black granite countertops and natural stone wall tiles.
The kitchen is fully equipped with black textured granite counter tops, stainless steel refrigerator/ freezer with ice maker, wine cooler and microwave/convection oven. The views from the kitchen windows of Mount Nevis are stunning and will leave you wanting to prepare meals just to savour the view!
The studio of 420 sq ft is located on the lower south east portion of the property. The air conditioned studio, which can be used as an office or 2nd bedroom, has marble floor tile throughout, an en-suite shower room with granite countertop, marble wall tile and a small kitchen efficiency with fridge, microwave, coffee maker and toaster. The studio with it’s large picture windows and french doors, opens onto the full splendour of Mt Nevis.
Beside the studio is a 160 sq ft air conditioned room for storage.
To create useable flat land on this commanding hillside site, a 16’ high retaining wall was built along the south and east property lines. This created space for the studio, driveway, underground re-use waste water system with an underground 9,000 gal irrigation cistern and 24kw 3 phase generator. A second retaining wall was built to create build-able flat land for the cottage and future villa location.
Approximately 0.5 acres of build-able flat land remain of the property for a villa of up to 6,000 sq ft. All the necessary infrastructure (3 phase power, reuse waste water system, irrigation cistern, generator) has been sized and is already in place for potential future development of the property.