This property is unique. Created and built by two artists to fully enjoy the pleasures of indoor/outdoor living and to embrace the surrounding natural environment; Ob Shanti aEuro , translating as Bay of Peace aEuro , holds all of the magic of a tree house and the charm of a tropical hideaway complete with ocean views. Indeed the sense of tranquility may also emanate from the fact that, historically, this property was consecrated as a Yoga Ashram. The first floor is constructed of reinforced concrete, concrete block and rough rendering with rounded corners. Entry is through antique double doors made of teak and imported from Goa, India. The ground floor includes a large hallway, one double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with a tub and shower, a library / art gallery with a small office and laundry, a powder room and finally a 1,200 sq.ft. woodwork studio/workshop. Below the first floor is a 400 sq. ft. cellar that is accessed from the woodwork studio. Access to the second floor is from the hallway via a hand built mahogany staircase with wrought iron banister. The stairs are made from recycled mahogany pews from two local churches. The second story is built from sustainably produced South American hardwood - MarssarandubaaEuro - one of the most beautiful and hardest woods in the world, and is almost 100% resistant to all the usual wood pests. The staircase leads into an open plan living area, which flows between living room, dining room and kitchen. The living room allows stargazing through the roof skylights, and is warmed in winter months by a wood burning fire. The kitchen has a rustic feel with hand made cabinets and an antique copper sink imported from India. The master bedroom, en suite with both wet shower and claw foot tub, also features a skylight for stargazing. A second guest bedroom, with its own en suite, completes the second storey. Both first and second floors feature open expansive wrap around balconies through French doors with foldaway, louvered shutters that beckons the outdoors in. Japanese rain chains add to the ambience of the forest like surroundings, acting as a natural guttering system during rain spells. The property comprises a main house and two small additional island-style buildings that are currently being used as an artist's studio and art classroom. The gardens and external areas to this property do not disappoint. A Tibetan style stairway winds up through a terraced garden; passing a shaded wooden seating and viewing area, a waterfall, finally leading to a spectacular infinity pool with stunning ocean views from a hill top gazebo situated on one of the highest points on New Providence. Other features include a solar powered water heater, gardening storage, secure off road parking for two cars, exterior security lighting, and a fenced perimeter. This property is hidden from the road, secluded, yet is only three hundred feet from the beach, which makes it literally a hidden gem in the West of Nassau. Not to be missed, arrange your showing today, this property just keeps giving!
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