CLEAVAGE St. Maarten St. Martin Island
One of the most impressive residences in Dutch St. Maarten, Cleavage rests between two hilltops in the prestigious Pelican Heights section of the island offering both privacy and convenient accessibility.
Designed in 2006 by acclaimed American architect Carl Abbott, this award-winning residence features stunning views of both the sea to the south and the valley and hills to the north. Resting comfortably on its 1,500 sq. meter plot, this five-bedroom, five-and-a-half bath luxury villa provides more than 5,400 sq. feet of living space.
Upon entering the villa grounds and passing through a breezeway from the drive, you arrive in the grotto courtyard complete with fountain and pond. A covered gym is tucked in front of a sculptured rock face. Stairs lead to the two-storey Great Room which features a state-of-the-art kitchen with a 13-foot granite work-surface and a lounge seating area with bespoke maple furniture and detailing throughout.
Floor to ceiling windows with electric operated sun-curtains open onto an expansive patio facing the sea with an adjoining infinity pool featuring a high-tech filter/salt clorinator system that ensures crystal-clear water. A sun pergola with electric roof and side curtains provides comfortable seating, rain or shine.
Other features of the villa include a private downstairs guest terrace, a breakfast terrace, a shade terrace, an outside covered dining area and a wine cellar.
Of the five bedrooms, one is a self- contained studio apartment, ideal for a long term guest, mother-in-law or staff.
The master suite features a double outdoor rain shower and rooftop garden with magnificent views overlooking Pelican Key and the sea beyond.
The residence offers the best of both worlds – sun-drenched and shaded. The extensive landscaping, designed in English garden style, allows for enjoyable evening strolls among the lush foliage and picturesque scenery.
In addition to the grotto courtyard and fountain, the grounds include a small pond, a ‘secret’ orchid garden, a small orchard ideal for mango, papaya, figs and avocados, and an arboretum showcasing extensive indigenous plantings.
The back lawn features a gazebo and ‘Caribbean Croquet’ pitch. All of the building and grounds have been cleverly designed for easy and efficient maintenance.
A 20-KVA Wilson generator and 500 litre (buried) diesel tank ensure uninterrupted electrical power in the event of emergency. A large cistern provides water in lieu of or complementing the connection to the city supply. The spacious garage can accommodate two full-sized vehicles and offers ample storage space.
Safety & Security
The perimeter and all portals are guarded with a high-tech security system and secure gates ensuring privacy and peace of mind. A combination of kevlar curtains, electric shutters and reinforced glass secure the house in the event of bad weather.