Comedian Steve Martin just sold his Caribbean hilltop villa on the island of St. Barts, and this thing is no joke.
Centered on a courtyard, the property has four bedrooms and 3,000 square feet of living space, with panoramic vistas of clear blue water in the bay of St. Jean.
The courtyard, with the cabana at left and the main living space at right (mostly out of the photo frame).
The courtyard as seen from the cabana, with its pond in the foreground. The main living space is in the background at left …
… just beyond the fountain.
Villa au Soleil (Villa in the Sun) lords over the island with multiple terraces to take in the sweeping views of St. Martin and Anguilla.
Martin first listed the property about two years ago at about $11.4 million. After price cuts, he was most recently asking about $7.8 million. The ultimate sale price is undisclosed.
The villa had been Martin’s frequent getaway since the winter of 2007-08, when he first rented it. He bought it “turnkey,” furnishings included, the following spring, and soon began offering it as a $28,000-a-week rental, the Wall Street Journal reported at the time. His purchase price was undisclosed, but it had been listed at $9 million.
“St. Barts is one of my favorite places in the world,” Martin told the Telegraph when he put the house up for sale in 2013. “Myself and my family have had a fantastic few years at the villa. The views are second to none, and the sun deck, terraces and swimming pool have been a great retreat to come and relax between filming. We will be sad to say goodbye.“
See the white lounge chairs at left?
Here’s a closer view of the lounge chairs. The view they offer is something like …
… this. (Lounge chairs are obscured by the infinty edge of the pool.
The nighttime views of the city lights aren’t bad either.
Sun deck and Jacuzzi.
He was a familiar presence on the island – bodyboarding at Saline Beach, shopping and dining in the capital, and playing host to buddies like Martin Short – his listing agent told the Telegraph.
The home is quite open, both in its floor plan and its extensive indoor-outdoor space.
The vaulted main living space includes a family room, living room and dining room, all painted a sunny yellow. From certain angles, you can see right through the room.
Entering the main living space. Living room (and ocean) straight ahead, dining area at left, den with TV at right.
Looking back from the TV area toward the courtyard. The dining area is at right in the background; through the doorway to its left is …
… the kitchen.
The main living area from the dining area.
An outdoor lounge connects to the pool area:
The bedrooms are off to the ends and a little more private, though there is an outdoor shower and spa connected to the master suite:
The home also includes an outdoor kitchen and barbecue:
And here’s a closer look at the cabana and courtyard:
Christie’s International Real Estate/Sibarth Real Estate handled the sale, both to Martin in 2007 and to its brand-new owners – a Swiss couple, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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