A 3-bedroom Home Nestled in the Piton Mountains
This 2,950-square-foot home, built in 1979 and remodeled in 2019, sits on the northern face of the Gros Piton Mountain near Soufrière, a town on the west coast of St. Lucia, in the Windward Islands. The house, sits on a UNESCO World Heritage site, with unobstructed views of the Pitons’ twin volcanic spires rising from the eastern Caribbean Sea, was designed by John di Pol, an architect who also built the five-star, 37-room Ladera mountain resort down the road.
Besides the open-air three-bedroom, two-bath contemporary main house, the one-acre property includes a separate one-bedroom guesthouse. Concrete steps flanked by plants curve up to a massive solid oak front door. Views of the Pitons and the Caribbean Sea beckon from the open-air living area beyond.
The main house, built with greenheart wood and volcanic rock, has an open floor plan and consists of three walls, and the fourth section or wall is open and faces the sea. The kitchen is enclosed and air-conditioned, with granite countertops, wood cabinets and high-end Italian appliances. Above the double sink is a glass block window. The dining area is al fresco.
Up an open staircase to the left, the main suite has exposed rafters. Another staircase leads up through a stone tower topped by an outdoor stargazing lounge. The suite’s bathroom has a volcanic-rock wall, a single vanity with a carved lacquered stone sink and an outdoor shower. The two guest bedrooms have mosquito nets and ceiling fans and share a bathroom with a single vanity and shower.
The house, equipped with internet and surround sound, is being sold furnished. At ground level is a free-form saltwater pool, which is solar heated. The house has dual voltage (110 and 220 volts) and a backup generator that kicks in automatically. The guest cottage, also air-conditioned, has a kitchen, an office, a living area and a patio.
The home is a 20-minute drive to Soufrière, once the capital of St. Lucia, with restaurants and shops. Nearby are hot springs, mineral baths, a rainforest and the Tet Paul Nature Trail. Swimmers enjoy the warm waters beneath the Piton Waterfalls and the Anse Chastenet beach along the coast. Hewanorra International Airport, near Vieux Fort Quarter on the island’s southern end, is 45 minutes away. Flights within the Caribbean leave from the regional George F.L. Charles Airport in Castries, St. Lucia’s capital city and tourist hub, about an hour from Soufrière.