A Rare Lakefront Golf Retreat On 4+ Acres In Sought-After Saint Simons Island
Embrace the opulence, tranquility, and architectural wonder of Villa Bellagio – a rare, gated lakefront golf retreat, surrounded by lush landscape and richly appointed interiors on 4-plus acres in private, secluded Saint Simons Island. Currently available for the first time in 20 years, this exceptional custom estate affords a coveted location on the island’s largest natural lake, Butler Lake, coupled by the most breathtaking views of the 10th & 19th holes of the King & Prince golf course, with a carriage house, motor court, and grand formals built to entertain.
Live the Hamptons in the Golden Isles
Living here means owning a slice of the Hamptons of the Golden Isles, and Villa Bellagio is its crown jewel! The property distinguishes itself with an impressive array of unrivaled indoor-outdoor amenities, including 320-feet of running lake wall frontage, multiple terraces, a magnificent resort-style pool, fountain, hot tub, and tennis court, plus enchanting alfresco dining areas, all with premier waterfront views of the lake and golf course. Upon arrival, an expansive circle drive and motor court welcome you home, connecting a 3-car-garage to the stately 14,000-square-foot main house, as well as a 2-car-garage to the 3,000-square-foot, 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom Carriage House with full kitchen, living space, laundry, workshop, office, and service bath. A second entry from the motor court brings you into the most expansive room in the house, a 2-story atrium with steel reinforced solid limestone circular stairs leading to an upper-level guest quarters. The dramatic cathedral ceiling is capped with a spectacular Italian dome featuring indirect lighting to expertly showcase the depth of architecture and detail.
A Story Of Timeless Indoor-Outdoor Entertaining
Once inside the main house, a story of timeless and elegant entertaining unfolds, most notably in the great room with its original frescos, 4 collectable antique mirrors from the Boca Hotel Ballroom circa 1928, and convenient access to the gracious loggia overlooking the pool deck, lake, and golf course – a setting that is truly magical. Perhaps nothing is more captivating however than the 2 screened-in Lanais flanking the home, one on each end of the house, met by a large private garden and grotto situated just outside the master bath. At roughly 2,000 square feet, the generous master suite is an oasis in and of itself, complete with his & hers baths and closets – “hers” being built to mimic the famous Bergdorf Goodman at the Plaza in Manhattan. A shared spa, in-unit wet bar, private laundry, as well as an inviting living room, round out the pampered experience.
Curated For Buyers Of Discerning Tastes
Additional interior highlights include natural burled limestone floors imported from Italy, gorgeous tumbled marbles, parquet-style floors in the great room and billiards room, marked by leaded crystal glass panels adorning a full bar, surrounded by gold leaf molding and a classic tin ceiling. Enjoy wall-to-wall carpet where you’ll appreciate it most, as well as designer and antique lighting, jewelry-grade onyx gracing the master bath and guest bath closest to the bar, Crestline doors, and large plate glass windows boasting unbelievable views. A number of beautiful stained glass touches are sprinkled throughout, enhanced by a total of 4 fireplaces that give the home unparalleled warmth and ambiance. Not to be outdone, the towering interior and exterior balustrades are locally fabricated with 100% limestone, further adding to the homes grandeur and majesty. For the chef, a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen boasts Jerusalem Stone countertops and top-of-the-line appliances with Viking 6-burner griddle, grill, double oven range, Bosch dishwasher, and hidden Sub-Zero refrigerator-freezer. The butler’s pantry with serving bar, wine cooler, Fisher & Paykel dishwashers, and under-counter food warmers make dinner service a breeze.
Unmatched Privacy & Security
In addition to its acclaimed architecture and design, the privacy, security, and functionality of Villa Bellagio are paramount. Which is why it comes outfitted with over 1,000 feet of true traditional new construction wrought iron fencing with electronic gates protecting the property from the public roadway, in addition to a state-of-the-art video surveillance system with 9 cameras, fiber optics, and a number of technological enhancements.
An Idyllic Locale Close To World-Class Frederica Stables & Five-Star Cloister Hotel Dining
Meticulously crafted for buyers of discerning tastes, the superb location of Villa Bellagio is equally enchanting. Located in a secluded and private north end of St. Simons Island, Villa Bellagio is close to the world-class Sea Island resort, with one of only 17 five-star restaurants in the nation and the nearby Frederica Stables, a world class equestrian center. Quick access to some of the best inshore and offshore fishing in the world and miles of bike baths on Saint Simons Island are but a few of the unbelievable attractions that allow you to live a life without compromise. Few luxury lakefronts ever come to market with this level of finishes, frontage, and acreage for the price. Inquire today and see why Villa Bellagio is the treasured gem of Saint Simons Island.