Special noteworthy facts of Villa property:
Nominee for Cemex Architectural award for the best Latin American Architecture Leading villas of the world rental program member
Selected as member of five-star Tortuga Bay Hotel rental program
Selected by Inspirato for elite villa rental program
This beautiful designer decorated and fully furnished two story home in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic is located inside the exclusive enclave of Tortuga Bay, within the Punta Cana Resort Golf and Beach Club. Home to such famed luminaries as Bunny Williams, Oscar de la Renta, Mikhail Barishnikov and Julio Iglesias, this property is home to two award Winning golf courses, including the world renowned Tom Fazio designed Corales golf course, and the P.B. Dye designed La Cana golf course.
This four bedroom, 5.5 bathroom home has been stunningly sited in mature gardens by an award winning landscape architect, and the facade of the home itself was designed by famed architect Richard Gibbons of Chicago architecture firm Gibbons, Fortman and Associates.
At the entrance to the estate, a formal circular motor court is flanked on both sides by parterres, and grass pavers with mature flowering vines and a Coralina limestone styled facade. A pair of Spanish 18th century bas relief planters flank the floor to ceiling iron doors which lead into an entry way which is part of an interior Hidden garden with lily pond.
The dramatic interior Foyer of the home is wallpapered in grass cloth wallpaper, and framed Gracie hand painted wallpaper murals flank an Oscar de la Renta foyer table.
The formal living room is situated on the main level, with a full wall of French glass doors overlooking the exterior living area and pool terraces.
The kitchen is lined in Italian custom made wood and glass cabinets and granite countertops and was designed with a cook in mind, complete with professional grade appliances such as a Wolf Commercial Gas range and Jenn Air Dishwasher and Refrigerator. The kitchen was designed so that it could be screened off for a more formal feeling, or left open to the view of the gardens and living room terrace. Located off of the kitchen are the maids’ quarters, which include a laundry room and maintenance area, the maid's bedroom and an ensuite shower and bathroom.
Off of the formal living room area, is an exterior living room area which is furnished with sofas, chairs, and a large glass dining table which seats 10. The home is equipped with exterior screens which can be lowered at any time to protect the exterior living area from the elements, making it a truly all weather year-round experience.
The elegant pool area is surrounded by lush landscaped gardens, all of which are equipped with extensive night lighting which provides for a dramatic backdrop, whether it be day or night. The gardens were designed and installed by famed Dominican landscape architect Sarah Bermudez.
The main level also includes a powder room which is lined in Coralina stone.
The first of four large bedrooms is located on the main level, with French doors which open onto the rear terraces and exterior living and pool areas. This bedroom has extensive closets, sink vanity area, and a large shower.
The staircase of the home is double height and windowed for a dramatic sweeping feeling, and a set of “Bliss” Chiang Mai antique wooden birds in flight line the staircase walls.
The second floor of the home features 20 foot ceilings throughout. There is a large library/media room with French doors which open onto a wide furnished second floor terrace with electric sun protection canopies. The library boasts custom floor to ceiling bookshelves, which showcase a collection of rare Asian objets and artifacts, as well as comfortable seating and a large home theater system .
The master bedroom of the home and the third bedroom of the home also flank this library and open with French doors onto this Terrace, which overlooks the exterior living area and rear gardens.
The master bedroom features a caned bamboo style canopy bed, and French inlaid furniture. The large dressing area features a walk-in closet, and double vanity sinks as well as a large separate windowed walk in shower room.
The third bedroom is also graciously appointed in Chinese Chippendale style furniture, with double height ceilings, extensive closets, a vanity area, and walk-in windowed shower room.
The fourth and last bedroom on the second floor can be used as either another king-size bed, or separated into two twin beds. There is another large closet, as well is a walk in cedar owners’ storage closet, and a separate windowed bathroom with large shower and sink room.
The floors throughout the home are Coralina, a local high-end stone. The furnishings throughout the home were imported from Europe, or custom-made. All of the outdoor furniture is from high-end manufacturer Front Gate, and all of the outdoor fabrics are Sunbrella non stain Krypton, which is specially formulated for outdoor use.
Throughout the villa there are numerous rare and valuable artifacts and objets which were purchased in Europe and Asia and imported to the home.
Features: 4 bedroom /5.5 bath villa, with separate Maid’s quarters, a two-story den, enclosed carport, gourmet kitchen, hidden garden with pond, and sumptuously landscaped extensive gardens by award winning Latin American landscape architect Sarah Bermudez. There are furnished terraces which span the entire width of the Villa with electric sun protection canapés, flat screen TVs in all of the bedrooms and den. Front courtyard and façade of home have been designed and executed by famed Chicago architect Richard Gibbons of Gibbons Fortman and Associates.