Loblolly is situated on a magnificent hillside brow on the south side of Tortola. It has exceptional views of the Sir Francis Drake Channel and surrounding islands, spanning from Virgin Gorda to St. John, USVI. This secluded property, on over six acres of land, is a rarity in the BVI as it offers an elevated position on almost flat land. A charming, tree-lined driveway leads to this grand house in the style of a plantation villa.
The living room is spacious, light and airy. The formal dining room can easily seat 10 people and the kitchen is fit for a professional chef. The family room doubles as the entertainment center with a large-screen TV and surround-sound system. The study, which includes the library, is a richly decorated refuge; a cool, subdued haven from the hustle and bustle of a busy household.
The terraces and covered porches open onto the grassy lawn that leads to the pool, pool house and outbuilding. The pool was designed with a family in mind, with a safe paddling area at one end and deep water for the springboard at the other end and a channel joining the two circular areas enabling laps to be swum. T
he outbuilding houses storage, water pumps and the air-conditioned wine cellar. A huge water catchment area feeds the multiple cisterns that hold about 140,000 gallons combined; a chicken-run designed along the lines of a Buddhist temple is a place for chickens to meditate; the gardens carefully planned and planted with many different fruit trees including drip irrigation and a covered potting area; a lovely nature walk has been cut through the woods where you can see the property from above and the ocean and islands beyond. This really is a grand house with a grand view.
The history of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) is the stuff of epic tales. Norman Island, at the southern tip of the chain, is said to be the setting for Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island.” Nearby caves once hid riches plundered by pirates. The ocean floor is a graveyard for sunken ships. Read more about luxury homes in 英屬維京群島