Kalorama is one of the most private and desirable lots in the exclusive Virgin Grand Estates. This is a quiet neighborhood of recently built, multi million dollar luxury villas. Kalorama sits on a slight knoll at an elevation of more than 600 feet and has an absolutely outstanding view. The views stretch more than 180 degrees from the southeast to the northwest, and sweep past the islands of St Croix, St. James, St. Thomas, Hans Lollick, and Lovango. The sunset views are dazzling, and the twinkling lights of St. Thomas provide beautiful evening views.
There is very little road noise in this peaceful setting and there is sufficient privacy for clothing optional sunbathing. From your deck the sun arcs across the Caribbean Sea and provides you with an ever-changing, all day panorama of color, and the warm Caribbean sun paints your three sun decks from 9am to sunset.
About a quarter-mile walk below you are the restaurants, beach, fitness room and Spa of the Westin Resort, while the renowned restaurants and shops of Cruz Bay are a 10-12 minute drive, entirely on paved roads.
This is an impressive contemporary design that consists of a 2-level main house and a 1- level pool house. Kalorama is bold, with a 50 x 22 foot great room with a 14 foot ceiling. But it’s also quite elegant, with marble and ipe (an exotic hardwood) floors, stone walls, marble decks, Doric columns, designer lighting and sipelli cabinets.
You park on the north side of the house and enter into the great room. On the south and west sides of the great room are Fleetwood screened glass doors. Slide the doors and screens open – they’re 10 feet tall and very heavy, but they move so effortlessly that a cat could push them open – and the entire living room converts to a lanai. Where did the support columns go? A half bath is conveniently located on the right behind the kitchen, while a laundry room with washer and dryer is also behind the kitchen on the left. Interior and exterior stairs lead up to 3 bedroom/baths and a large sundeck on the upper level of the main house.
The pool house is on the same level as the great room; it contains two equally sized bedrooms and two baths
The Living Room. This room can be a living room with three walls or it can be a lanai with just one wall, depending on whether you open the effortless sliding glass doors. At the heart of this room is a 52 inch Sony satellite TV/DVD with a 5-speaker surround sound system plus an iPod dock. There’s also a wireless internet connection. Just outside the track for the glass doors is a covered marble deck with cushioned chairs, but with the doors open, the outdoor deck blends completely into the living room. The visual and open-air effects of this contemporary design are totally cool.
The interior dining area is three steps above the living area and it seats 8. For dining outside, a hardwood table with a knockout view seats 4 – 8 in the corner of the deck.
Kitchen. This chic, trendy restaurant-style kitchen looks great and performs as good as it looks. It is a working space that puts the chef(s) right in the mix. The heart of the kitchen is a stainless steel 6-burner hooded gas stove with both standard and convection ovens. The stove is surrounded by Kitchen Aid stainless steel appliances, including a refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, microwave oven, double sink, icemaker plus a Cuisinart food processor, coffee maker, toaster, and two blenders. The island/bar stretches for 15 feet and includes a trough sink plus and a wet sink and lots of work space. A stainless barbeque grill is off the kitchen on the pool deck.
There are three bedrooms in the main house. All are on the upper level and each has a/c and is fully screened. The two king bedrooms are both large (250 sq/ft) and include satellite color TV. One of the king bedrooms has a beautiful ipe floor while the other king bedroom has a marble floor and opens to a large sundeck. The fifth bedroom (2 twins) is smaller (120 sq/ft) and designed for children 10 years and older.
The two poolside bedrooms are equal in size (15 x 16) and have king beds, marble floors and sipelli built-in cabinets and fixtures that give the bedrooms a clean, crisp and elegant look. Each bedroom is fully screened and has a/c, a 27 inch satellite TV, and a custom built desk, closet and chest of drawers. The tiled baths have exterior showers.