As announced by the international press, SIBARTH REAL ESTATE is pleased to confirm it has sold one of the most exceptional properties on St Barts, the Gouverneur Bay Estate.
The sale price is three times the previous record for the Caribbean and establishes what is believed to be the highest price so far in 2009 for a private residence worldwide.
With undeniable flair, David Rockefeller bought that land in the sixties and resold Gouverneur Bay Estate to a Franco-American businessman. In 2000, after numerous years of ownership and development by the same family, the property was already sold by SIBARTH REAL ESTATE at a record price.
Perfectly sited on 70 lush acres and stretching the entire length of one of St. Barts most coveted beaches, this sprawling private estate with multiple bungalows offers the ultimate in privacy and tranquility.
Gouverneur Bay is a classified green zone so scattering small Colonial-style buildings across the property offered the best way to preserve the natural landscape. Each house, with a Balinese-inspired design, is surrounded by a veranda on at least three sides and constructed primarily of tropical timbers such as Guyanese teak, mahogany and green heart, with indigenous stone. Tucked into the trees, the estate is barely visible from the road and a wall of greenery shields it from visitors to Gouverneur Beach. The estate is appointed with two swimming pools, tennis courts, barbeque area, music and dining pavilions where guests congregate, and a private park with walkways and statuaries.
As the leading agency on the island, SIBARTH REAL ESTATE has sold the island’s most important homes and villas over the past 35 years including Gitana Bay, a 7.5-acre beachfront property in Marigot, developed by Benjamin de Rothschild, a brand new luxury villa along famed Flamands Beach, an extraordinary three-bedroom villa in an exclusive development established by Edmond de Rothschild, among many others.
Quiet, but not far, Lurin overlooks the superb beaches of Gouverneur and Shell Beach, and all the excitement of Gustavia. Lurin is the ideal location to see, to enjoy and to dream.