Christian Wattiau Presents $9 Million St Barths Villa

This exquisite property, unique in its architectural style and dominant position overlooking the bays of Saint Jean and Saline, was built between 1995 and 1998 by Liz Claiborne and her husband, Art Ortenberg. The expansive property stretches across two parcels in Saint Jean’s prestigious “Domain Criket,” for a total surface area of 5,491m2.

The subdued tones of the villa’s stone walls and natural wood shingles blend harmoniously into its naturally rocky surroundings. The grounds have been further embellished, thanks to the landscape artist Larry Nathanson, by an extravagant garden, planted with more than one thousand different species. This truly impressive tropical paradise is renowned as one of the most beautiful private gardens in the Caribbean.

The main villa itself is the quintessential private refuge for two, designed and executed by architects Pierre MONSAINGEON and Danoto SAVOIE and interior designer Antonio MORELLO. Composed of a single master suite and sprawling master bath, the residence offers four additional rooms: a vast living area, a gourmet kitchen, a panoramic dining room and a domed observatory/music room from which to admire Saint Jean’s incomparable sunsets.

A 20 meter lap pool is intimately tucked between the villa’s entrance, a calming waterfall and the abundant vegetation of the garden. In addition, a small spa pool can be found on the south terrace, facing Saline.

At the property’s entrance, a cheerful caretaker compound includes two bedrooms, a laundry, a workshop and generator locale and a double car garage.

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