Villa La Baie Aux Fleurs

Residential Unbuilt Unbuilt Grand Villa Estate in Gouverneur

Uniquely situated on the small island of Saint-Barthélemy, La Baie Aux Fleurs (or "Flower Bay" in English) is a 39 hectare (9.75 acre) real estate property for sale.  In addition to its exceptional size relative to the island, La Baie Aux Fleurs is a natural paradise.  The property features cliffs and dramatic volcanic rock formations, a variety of wildlife including rare birds, beautiful gaïac trees (guaiacum sanctum) and, of course, the flowering frangipani (plumeria) that inspire its name, La Baie Aux Fleurs. 

Dramatic cliffs.

Dramatic cliffs.

Exotic volcanic rock formations.

Exotic volcanic rock formations.

Rare birds.

Rare birds.

Natural Beauty
Gaïac trees.

Gaïac trees.

Frangipani.

Frangipani.

Moreover, La Baie Aux Fleurs is a seaside property with private access to the waters of the Caribbean Sea.  Neighboring islands such as Saint Kitts, Saint Eustatia, Saba, and Sint Maarten are visible and, of course, the sunset viewed from La Baie Aux Fleurs is a daily treat not to be missed.
Sea views.

Sea views.

Shoreline access.

Shoreline access.

View towards Sint Maarten.

View towards Sint Maarten.

Typical sunset.

Typical sunset.

Somewhat unique to Saint-Barthélemy is a real estate situation in which land without a building permit from the local authority has lessor value.  After all, why buy a property if you are uncertain whether or not the government will allow you to build your villa on it?  Fortunately, and for the sake of clarity, the ownership of La Baie Aux Fleurs utilized Bureau Xavier David to not only gain the necessary building permission but to also prepare the site for its timely realization as soon as the property changes hands upon sale.

Timely Realization
The architects successfully attained the building permit by designing a villa that meets local regulation and guidelines (such as roof shape and "green vs. blue" building zones) while remaining sympathetic to the natural terrain with a distinctively unique reinterpretation of modern architecture for St Barts.
Artist rendering of Villa La Baie Aux Fleurs proposed by Bureau Xavier David.

Artist rendering of Villa La Baie Aux Fleurs proposed by Bureau Xavier David.

Highlights of the design include:

-A 21 meter (70 feet) long infinity edge Swimming Pool with an overflowing, waterfall-like feature near the entrance.

-A subterranean Carriage House to protect automobiles which provides access to the Villa via both elevator and sculptural spiral staircase.

-Four Bedroom Suites including an enlarged Guest Suite (or Servant's Quarters) and an expansive Master Suite featuring private pool, sitting room, dressing areas and—last but not least— a spa-like bathroom with private outdoor shower garden.

-A double-height Grand Salon with mezzanine balconies and grand staircase ideal for both displaying art and hosting parties.

Project specifications
Architect Bureau Xavier David
Project Location Gouverneur, Saint-Barthélemy
Project Size 600 square meters (6, 500 square feet)
Project Year 2013
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