Russian multi-billionaire Roman Abramovich recently bought a colossal pad in the tropical paradise retreat that is St. Barts in the French West Indies. The home, taking up 70 acres came with a fitting colossal price tag-try a hefty $92,106,000. This particular price is the highest paid amount for any property in the Caribbean in all of history. How’s that for a conversation starter? But after examining the various features and amenities, it’s clear that the price is definitely more than worth it.
The tropical mansion known as “Gouverneur Bay Estate,” includes property that was once owned by gargantuan power figure David Rockefeller. The estate was designed imitating a Balinese village, with each bungalow constructed from Balinese woods such as Guyanese teak, mahogany, and green heart. There are four bedroom bungalows and eight and a half baths. The owner’s suite features a wrap-around veranda, a behemoth-and-air-conditioned-bathroom with a free standing soaking tub, an outdoor shower for two (I’m drooling as I’m writing this), and a private swimming pool with a rock waterfall and other boulder formations, creating a separate island in the middle. It sounds like the Playboy Mansion’s Grotto has nothing on this.
Other entertainment amenities include a catering kitchen separate from the others, a large-and-in-charge living room titled the “Lizard Lounge,” an entertainment complex that includes another swimming pool with in-water speakers and a bar. No, the bar is not around the pool, it’s inside the pool, ridiculously primo, disgustingly fab. There’s also an outdoor dining room, a couple of relaxation-inspired pavilions, an outdoor stage and cinema, and two Har-Tru tennis courts. Oh, and don’t forget about the caretakers’ quarters and garages for all the mechanical toys and equipment. This tropical palace is ultra fabulous, a complete dream come true in the world of anything and everything that makes up paradise. And all of this fabulousness stretches along 1,000 feet of Gouverneurs Beach, which I must add, is nude. But I don’t think any of the mansion’s guests will be staring at the nude beach goers down below. If anything, the naked attendees will likely be staring up in complete and total awe at the giant Balinese retreat. Quite the role reversal, wouldn’t you say?
Via: Real Estalker