Majesty on the waterfront

How artists and artisans helped give Jolly House its edge

Jolly House AntiguaIf Jolly House had been created with the specific intention of perfectly framed views of the beautiful Sleeping Indian hills, its designers could not have been more successful. In fact its sublime setting – enhanced by a prime position at the entrance to Jolly Harbour’s full service marina – is just a fraction of what this sprawling home has to offer. Its cheerful marigold hues cut a striking figure from across the water. Approached landside, it’s found at the end of a small street in the heart of the gated community which enjoys an enduring status as one of Antigua’s most sought-after locations.

Entering its solid purpleheart front door, visitors are greeted to an enchanting display of bold stencils and murals lining the interior walls and pillars. An artist is clearly in residence here. And she’s imbued her flair into the property’s abundance of rooms, alcoves, nooks and crannies. A honey-toned hallway gives way to a large drawing or reception room with glass doors leading onto a vast sundeck. This broad 700sq metre waterfront space will enrapture anyone who loves al fresco entertaining. With partially-shaded relaxation and dining areas, a generously-proportioned heated pool with ‘endless pool’ exerciser, and a two-storey gazebo and bar, Jolly House ticks several boxes on the dream home checklist from the outside alone.

Jolly House CaribbeanReplica cannons cast their steely gaze across the marina while a constant breeze keeps the terrace comfortable all year round. There are two private docks for yachts measuring up to 75ft and 80ft, and a 15-ton boat lift. Entirely remodelled, the property boasts a total of 10 bedrooms – all with en-suites plus two guest bathrooms – and living space of more than 800sq metres.During a wander of the interior, beguiling objets d’art add additional flourishes of character. Balinese-style furniture is infused with vintage pieces. Doors and windowframes are constructed of purpleheart, and floors are an amalgam of vibrant tiles in some parts, wooden boards in others. There are air-conditioning units throughout.

The kitchen is a charming display of wooden cabinets the colour of mulled wine with yellow trim, suspended utensils and contemporary appliances. With so many rooms to choose from, many of the bedrooms serve an ulterior purpose, such as a study, a gym, even an artist’s studio. The master suite houses a magnificent four-poster bed and relaxation space with sofas. It has its own dressing room with walk-in wardrobe, and his and her en-suites both fitted with bathtubs and luxurious rainfall showers. Doors lead to another huge deck with stunning sea vistas. Jolly House was recently fitted with a new roof and also underwent an extension into an adjacent property. In addition to extra rooms, the latter saw the creation of a loft space used as a glorious open-plan bedroom and bathroom, complete with bath-tub.

jollyhouse3For sale fully-furnished – and with a plethora of first-rate amenities just a stone’s throw away – this fabulous home’s proud new owner can expect a seamless move and a living experience every bit as blissful as its name.

Jolly House is listed for sale at US$4,750,000.

Call Luxury Locations on (+268) 562-8174 for more information or to arrange a viewing or email