15 bedroom historic estate for sale in Nassau, The Bahamas – the former home of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor (former King Edward VIII).
Former Home of the Duke of Windsor and Wallis Simpson
One of the finest estates in The Bahamas, this stately historic home in Nassau was the residence of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor following his abdication from the British throne.
The former King Edward VIII and his wife Wallis Simpson – an American socialite – lived in the estate after his appointment as Governor of The Bahamas.
The estate comprises a main house plus 2 guest houses and an apartment with a total of 15 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms on 4 acres of magnificent tropical grounds on the crest of Prospect Ridge in Cable Beach, Nassau.
The original house was built in 1930 by Mr Sigrist, a British aviation pioneer and movie producer. Over the past decade the various buildings have been extensively and lovingly restored while retaining the original elegance and grandeur.
Electrical and plumbing systems have been modernized, the roofs have been replaced, the historical wood and ironwork has been restored and cabinetry in the gourmet kitchen has been upgraded to provide a modern functional space.
Historic Main House
Spanning 15,000 sq ft, the main house offers 4 bedrooms and spectacular views of Goodman’s Bay, the new Baha Mar Resort and Golf Course and the Atlantic Ocean in the distance.
The house is finished to a very high standard with impeccable attention to detail and elegant features from a bygone era, including 12-foot high ceilings, wood paneling, fireplaces imported from country homes in the UK and clever use of internal doors which enable rooms to be as expansive or intimate as required by any given occasion.
There are 4 bedrooms in the main house, as well as several stately reception rooms which use hardwoods and stone to stunning effect. The Great Room and the office are paneled with white mahogany hand selected in Honduras which was taken to England for milling and then reassembled in Nassau.
The Guest Houses and Apartment
Set within the grounds of the estate, there are 2 guests houses, each with 4 bedrooms.
The estate also includes an apartment with 3 bedrooms.
The Grounds and Gardens
The various buildings of the estate are set in 4 acres of private gated grounds.
Lush tropical gardens feature fruit and coconut trees, a swimming pool and Jacuzzi – all with views across saltwater canals and the Atlantic Ocean in the distance.
Prospect Ridge, Nassau
The estate is located in a magnificent, private and serene setting in Prospect Ridge within easy reach of the beaches, shopping and all of the amenities at the new Baha Mar Resort and Casino.
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