Robb Report December 2014-SB Architects-Blog

The Ultimate Gift

Robb Report has published its annual Ultimate Gift Guide for 2015, with 23 of the most fabulous gifts you can imagine. First on the list is Leaf Cay, a 35-acre private island in the Bahamas, priced at a cool $175 million. Jointly conceived by Auberge Resorts and SB Architects, and offered for sale by Bahamas-based real estate brokerage Cross and Moske, Leaf Cay is envisioned as a five villa private resort on a private island once owned by actor Nicolas Cage. Custom-designed by SB Architects, the resort will be developed and managed by Auberge Resorts Collection.

Leaf Cay-SB Architects-01 Leaf Cay, Bahamas

Sited just south of Exuma Sound, Leaf Cay is long and narrow, meaning a vast proportion of its acreage is made up of shoreline, with three perfect white sand beaches. Although the resort will be custom-designed to fit the owner’s vision, the initial concept includes an 8,000-square-foot main house, four guest villas ranging from 3,000 to 4,000 square feet scattered across the island, and a whole host of amenities, including several pools, a pool house, spa, fitness center and yoga pavilion, dock and marina, an observation tower, children’s tree-house club, and a helipad.