Keeping It Simple (Simply Elegant) On Paradise Island In The Bahamas

Paradise Island has earned its name. Clear turquoise waters, white-sand beaches and a resort vibe define the island in the Bahamas connected to the capital city of Nassau by two bridges.

An elite gated community on the island’s easternmost tip adds a layer of luxury and privacy—and an opportunity to own a tropical retreat. Now a six-bedroom home in 7,500 square feet at 76 Island End is on the market for $8 million. It’s located inside the private Ocean Club Estates, which includes 122 single-family homes and 88 condominiums.

The house, built in 2007, possesses a simple open-plan design that blends in with the island’s simple beauty. Inside, soft beige walls with view windows point toward water and palm trees. Even the primary bathroom with a large soak tub offers views of the harbor. The light tan exterior presents a stylized, contemporary take on traditional Bahamian architecture.

The living room looks out over the water as well as a large, rounded infinity pool that’s just steps away. A formal dining area and kitchen with stone counter and casual seating are located nearby. Bedrooms fan out from the main floor and are positioned at 45-degree angles to take full advantage of outdoor views.

Earth tones inside are reflected in the choice of materials, which include limestone floors, Brazilian Ipe wood and handcrafted Tunisian mosaics.

Outside, a wide deck attached to the house offers sunrise and sunset views. The home also has a private dock for boats.

“The ideal buyer for this home is a boating enthusiast who owns or plans to own a luxury yacht,” says listing agent Ryan Knowles of Maison Bahamas. “It’s someone who appreciates having resort-style amenities at their fingertips in a luxurious tropical setting while still being accessible to a number of major international cities.”

Residents of Ocean Club Estates have access to a private beach along the north shore of the island, a Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course, sports facilities and courts, swimming pools and water slides and other amenities at the nearby Four Seasons hotel.

The community also is close to restaurants and nightlife at the flashy One & Only Ocean Club Resort and the Atlantis Resort & Casino on the island.


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