Magnificent Lyford Cay Beachfront Estate
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- 14 bedrooms
- 15 bathrooms
Property descriptionSerendip Cove is a magical home tucked into the corner of Clifton Bay, Lyford Cay with 361 feet of private beachfront; this estate encompasses over 3.4 acres and is filled with character and charm.
Purchased in the early 1970s by the legendary Henryk de Kwiatkowski, Serendip Cove was considered the jewel of the self-made millionaire sportsmans real estate holdings. A polo-playing society figure and owner of the prestigious horse-breeding estate Calumet Farms in Kentucky. Henryk enjoyed entertaining, notable guests at Serendip Cove have included Prince Philip, Lord Louis Mountbatten, Margaret Thatcher, Mick Jagger, the Millers and the von Furstenbergs.
Henryk de Kwiatkowski served under the Viceroy of India, Lord Louis Mountbatten, during the partition of India. They were very close friends and Lord Louis Mountbatten often spent Christmas with the de Kwiatkowskis. He studied humanities in a Himalayan monastery, where his teacher urged him to travel the world. In compliance with that advice, de Kwiatkowski eventually came to know many countries and their cultures firsthand. He spoke 12 languages and met numerous dignitaries and business leaders, forging many relationships that would last for decades. He flew for the Royal Air Force during of World War II. This is one of the reasons for him going into aviation. He designed helicopters with Igor Sikorsky, and made his first fortune by brokering the sale of an unprecedented number of commercial airplanes while playing backgammon with the Shah of Iran. During the next phase of his life, de Kwiatkowski took up the sport of polo and played with the Maharajah of Jaipur atop elephants and discussed equestrian bloodlines with the Queen of England.
Nothing compares to this magnificent beachfront estate. The grandest of its kind, Serendip Cove is filled with character and charm. Decorated by famed interior designer Sister Parish, the estate is located on one of the most pristine beaches of New Providence. The property incorporates fourteen bedrooms and sits in the most tranquil spot on Clifton Bay.
The beautifully decorated main house has a large living room with marble fireplace, large dining room which can sit up to 30 persons, gourmet kitchen, indoor and outdoor sitting areas, television room, library, spacious porch, six bedrooms with private bathrooms, bar, separate staff quarters and garages.
The pool cottages, next to the pool and ocean, have eight private bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. More casual in style than the main house, the pool cottages have a well equipped kitchen, family room with fireplace, and an out-door covered dining porch.
This jewel also boasts a large seafront swimming pool, jacuzzi, grotto and stunning sunsets.
The splendor of the tropical gardens combined with this elegant estate provides the finest traditions of island living enhanced by its proximity to world class clubs such as the Lyford Cay Club, Old Fort Bay and Albany.
Lyford Cay, Lyford Cay, Bahamas
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