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Panache Privee Ltd. Truly a beachfront estate, Kilkee House is a hidden oasis perched on a private stretch of sugar-sand beach along its northern edge, with more than 200 feet of harbor frontage along the southern edge. The property spans the full depth of Paradise Island, from the beach to the harbor. A former party hub for the ‘who’s who’ of the celebrity and social scene, the property entertained the likes of The Rat Pack and The Beatles in the 1960s. Only three owners in 60 years have had the privilege to own Kilkee House, including acclaimed Irish actor Sir Richard Harris and its original creator, the infamous A&P heir Huntington Hartford, who began the development of Paradise Island from humble British colonial farmland to the height of resort luxury. h_hartford-e_kay The estate of Richard Harris sold the retreat in 2005 to David Kosoy, chairman and CEO of Nassau-based private equity and real estate development firm Sterling Financial Group, who then spent millions reviving the historic estate. Lovingly restored and embellished by its current owners, Kilkee House has been stylishly updated with great respect for its history. Stepping inside the premises is like entering a fairytale. Its luxurious master suite includes a spa-inspired bath and grand dressing rooms, and the four additional bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. The property also offers multiple living rooms, a formal dining room that opens to a private patio and seats 18 people, and independent staff quarters. There is also an extraordinary gourmet kitchen with double height ceiling and a state of the art gymnasium. Averse to physical exertion? Kilkee House has an original historic paneled library should you – heaven forbid – get bored of the beach views. Breezy loggias encourage outdoor dining year-round, with a variety of seating options for maximum entertainment possibilities. Outdoor features also include multiple gardens, a stone pool grotto with a spa, a poolside guest cottage with a private terrace and an oceanfront ramp for utility vehicles, which provides land access from the house to island amenities – a marina with a harbor-side gazebo; state-of-the-art dockage with power, water, an outdoor kitchen and lounge area; and six slips for various-sized boats. The end of the dock can also support a yacht of up to 150 feet. Part of the property’s appeal is that it works well as a retreat far from the maddening crowd, being accessible only by boat or helicopter (there is no road access), which creates a feeling of being miles away and lost in a secret world. Yet conversely, Kilkee House is also within easy reach of ritzy resorts like the ever expanding Atlantis complex and One & Only Ocean Club, as well as a cornucopia of exceptional eateries (the trouble is not finding somewhere to eat out, it is deciding what cuisine you fancy), world-class golf courses and up-market boutiques for those who can not shake the western urge to splurge, and an alluring nightlife All told, it is impossible not to fall in love with this palatial property, which personifies “la dolce vita”. One of The Bahamas’ top retreats, this is the perfect playground for anyone wanting to listen to the lapping shores of the sea in total luxury. Paradise Island offers its visitors and inhabitants alike breathtaking views, crystal clear turquoise waters, pristine white sand beaches, gorgeous temperatures year-round, and an alluring nightlife. With more than 300 sunny days each year and an average annual temperature of 75 degrees, nearly every day is perfect for taking advantage of all there is to see and do. Kilkee-25 Kilkee House is only 30 minutes to Nassau International Airport by boat and car, offering both commercial and private jet service less than an hour to Miami, and just under three hours to New York. Panache Privée serves an elite group of clients in the worlds of art, fashion, beauty, health, sports, media and entertainment, including an A-list of diplomats, socialites, financiers, business leaders, collectors and philanthropists. The Luxury Hospitality Brokerage Division of Panache Privée specializes in sales and acquisitions of private and publicly traded hospitality groups and properties. kilkee-kitchen kilkee-stone-bridge kilkee_LR kilkee-MBR]]>