Sold The Mansion of Steve Martin in St. Barthélemy
Listed at €7,250,000, Villa Au Soleil has served as the world-renowned comedian’s retreat since 2007.
Perfectly sited atop a lush tropical paradise in Lurin, Villa Au Soleil is the epitome of Caribbean elegance. Capturing stunning views of the turquoise bay of Saint Jean, with the islands of St. Martin and Anguilla in the background, the four-bedroom Colonial-style house, with its open living plan, graciously invites the outdoors in. Surrounding the home are a two-tiered infinity pool, several sun terraces, and vibrant tropical gardens. Every room puts the panoramic views on full display.
“Utmost privacy, panoramic views and gorgeous sunsets are among the most sought-after assets of a St Bart’s retreat, and they are truly maximized in the commanding hilltop location of this beautiful home. Sibarth Real Estate was the agent for the original 2007 sale to Steve Martin, and is now thrilled to have concluded this latest transaction to the satisfaction of both buyer and seller” says Christian Wattiau, managing partner of Sibarth Real Estate.
Built on one level, the home is ultimately private and perfect for entertaining. A gourmet kitchen opens on one side to the indoor dining room, and to the other side, the outdoor dining space with a second kitchen and barbeque. The master suite is appointed with an outdoor shower and spa. A lily pond surrounds the lovely garden gazebo, creating a serene getaway. The property also includes a caretaker’s home.
St. Bart’s – with its fabulous weather, privacy and luxury shops and fine dining galore – has long been favored by international glitterati. The market is strong, with homes commanding an average starting price around $4 million.
The buyers are typically people who love the island and frequently enjoy their second homes here. The rental potential is high, as well, such that when the market slackens, a fall in volume results rather than a fall in price as potential sellers await a rebound while enjoying the rental income.