The advantages of living in the city include having a grocery store at walking distance and being able to go to any of the city’s hotspots without owning a car, no matter where you are.
The downsides include no beautiful ocean views, smog-riddled days and the only wind that hits you is the dust-filled ones usually coming off the back of a truck. If you ask me, I’d definitely rather live it up sunbathing in a reclining chair with a mimosa in hand. Should you also share that same dream, but are actually able to realize your dream with a couple million bucks in hand, this home in Turks and Caicos is for you.Driving to the island on your boat will grant you a spectacular view of the $11.8 million property which contains 15,000 square feet of awesomeness. The property has two homes: the main building, which boats about 9,000 square feet of internal space, plus the guest building.The main wing houses five bedrooms, each of which are more exquisitely designed than the last. This main building also contains two guest pavilions, each with their own oceanfront terraces. Naturally, the pavilion bedrooms also boasts their own private en-suite like this one, complete with a walk-in shower, double sinks and a masterful bathtub with a lovely floral view. The main building’s lower level also has this amazing bunk room with 3 sets of custom-built bunk beds and cubbies to store all your clothes. This is no doubt every kid’s dream – they’ll be having fun for hours! Unfortunately for you, the fun may last all night with kids jumping all over the place. But with a home this size, you might not even hear them!The master bedroom has its own personal balcony, plus a walk way which leads to an outdoor day bed with a fabulous view of Sapodilla Bay’s famous turquoise waters. The master spa en-suite features a double shower, double vanity and a bathtub with a picture-perfect view of lush greenery outside. The main wing’s kitchen boasts stunning white countertops contrasting sharply against the dark wood cabinetry. Should the kitchen island provide insufficient seating, the dining room features a built-in bench which is a bonus – here, you can always get for the booth seats! The indoor great room has plenty of seating to do some quiet reading. Should you feel the need to catch some rays while you read, the outdoor family area should tickle your fancy. The outdoor family room takes you to the pool terrace, where you can take a dip in the heated infinity-edge pool or sunbathe at your leisure on the reclining chairs or on the suspended daybed right over the pool. Also outside is this spectacular dining area big enough for the whole family to enjoy a meal together in the great outdoors.The guest wing’s decor is equally as picturesque, such as this one with its own private oceanfront balcony.This property also features such amenities such a theatre (which can accommodate 10…although we’re not too convinced about those lime green seats), a fully-equipped gym including an arc trainer, spin bike and treadmill, as well as a state-of-the-art tennis court and viewing pavilion. The court also has two soccer/hockey nets and two basketball nets. If anyone has $11.8 million to spare, throw it my way so I can live out my days in this turquoise gem! Or, you know, get it for yourself…and invite me. I’ll be patiently waiting by the mailbox, thanks in advance!Source: [Sotheby’s]