Villa Katsura

Little Dix Bay, Virgin Gorda, BVI

Auction Date & Time

Saturday, Feb 12, 2022 at 2pm AST

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Property Specs

5 BD / 10 BA / 3 Half BA

+/- 23,500 sf

Ownership Type: Freehold

Built: 2014

Lot Size: +/- 2.74 acres

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The Property

PREVIOUSLY $45 MILLION. NOW SELLING WITHOUT RESERVE!  Offering 180-degree views of Drake’s Channel and Little Dix Bay, the spectacular residence known as Villa Katsura is the ultimate in luxurious island living. Sited on a peninsular lot of nearly 3 freehold acres, the estate was designed by world-renowned architectural firm OBMI and landscaped by Kurisu International, bringing the owner’s vison of creating a Japanese-style residence in the British Virgin Islands to life.

The residence is divided into three separate pavilions: the tri-level main house, which offers a living room, kitchen, library, media room, and dining room in addition to one guest bedroom. The secluded master bedroom suite is adjacent to the main house in its own private pavilion, and the third structure offers generously appointed guest bedrooms, all overlooking a private beach. The sights and sounds of water are featured throughout Villa Katsura, with 11 water features, 3 Koi ponds, and a meditative weeping wall at the entrance to the estate. Then there is the pool: surrounded by lush gardens and bamboo groves, the pool is a testament to the exceptional attention to detail paid throughout the residence. An adjacent hot tub and the spectacular pool are flanked by fire pits, bordered by a rock garden, and decorated with boulders echoing the cliffs surrounding the estate, creating a truly a spectacular vantage point for both sunrise and sunset. A poolside steam room, plunge pool on the path to the beach, and onsen-inspired outdoor shower complete the spa-like atmosphere.

Interior and exterior spaces blend seamlessly at Villa Katsura, with multiple balconies, terraces and three large, fully equipped indoor/outdoor living and dining areas. Though sited to take advantage of the Caribbean breezes, each room offers air conditioning and multiple fire pits stand ready to warm on brisk evenings. Seven washers and dryers make beach cleanup simple, and a covered, 3-car garage also offers a workshop, storage, and staff areas. Mechanically, no expense at Villa Katsura has been spared: the estate offers a 300,000-gallon cistern, additional desalinated water, a standby generator, water treatment plant, and solar power plant, all on-site.

In addition to the incredible amenities within the residence, the owners and guests of Villa Katsura have access to all of the comforts of Little Dix Bay Resort. Myriad recreational activities and relaxing treatments are available, as well as three restaurants offering dine-in and take out meals and complimentary high-speed internet and WiFi throughout the resort. Security checkpoints and remote-controlled gates ensure the utmost privacy.

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The Community

LITTLE DIX BAY VILLA ESTATES, BVI. A collection of elite properties overlooking Virgin Gorda’s Little Dix Bay, the Villa Estates boast incredible views, enviable privacy and unparalleled access to the amenities at Rosewood’s famed Little Dix Bay Resort. In addition to their own private pools, sandy beaches and amazing vistas, the estates have access to paved golf cart roads, six professionally surfaced tennis courts, a hiking trail, a therapeutic Rosewood spa, fully equipped fitness center, water sport gear, and the Rosewood Explorers children’s program, all managed by the resort.

Just outside the community the vibrant neighborhood of Spanish Town awaits. The second-largest city in the British Virgin Islands after Tortola’s Road Town, Spanish Town features recreational activities at Yacht Harbor Marina, as well as several bars and restaurants. Car rental agencies offer transportation for sightseeing around the island, and give visitors an easy way to access The Baths, the famed National Park at Virgin Gorda’s southwestern edge, where caves formed by massive granite boulders and filled with sheltered pools lead to the sugar sand beach of Devil’s Bay.

The Location

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS. Originally populated by Amerindians as far back as 1500 BC, the British Virgin Islands were first sighted by Europeans on Columbus’s second voyage to the Americas. Most of the major powers of the era vied for control of the region, which eventually came under control of the British Empire in the late 1600s. Sugar cane was the primary economic driver for the British Overseas Territory until the 1960s, when a turn to tourism and financial services elevated the islands to one of the wealthiest areas in the Caribbean.

Due to the area’s abundant natural beauty, tourism accounts for roughly 40% of GDP in the BVIs, but its status as a prime offshore financial center generates the bulk of the region’s wealth. More than half of the government’s revenue comes directly from licensing fees for offshore companies, and the area is considered a tax haven due to its business-friendly policies. Indeed, nearly 45% of the world’s offshore companies were formed in the BVIs according to KPMG, one of the “Big Four” professional services companies.

Property listed and offered for sale by British Virgin Islands Sotheby’s International Realty. Listing agent Maritha Keil. Platinum Luxury Auctions LLC is a limited liability company organized in the state of Florida, U.S.A., that is performing auction and auction-marketing services in this transaction. Real estate services not performed where prohibited. The terms “Platinum Luxury Auctions,” “Luxury Auction(s)” and “Luxury Real Estate Deserves a Luxury Auction,” along with their affiliated marks – if applicable – are federally registered trademarks and/or service marks (collectively, “Platinum Marks”) owned by Platinum. The Platinum Marks are not to be copied or reproduced by any, non-Platinum parties without express permission.


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