Southern Cross was a special family project for the owners. The architect members of the family came from New York and Sydney to Harbor Island to live on site and design and build the house. As a result the careful orientation of the house within the landscape means perfect seasonal breezes and optimum sun and shade in all the living areas indoors and out.
“Southern Cross” has two large master bedroom suites both with magnificent views across the property to the ocean. There are four additional double bedrooms, a library and dining room and a TV/playroom. All the ground floor bedrooms have private balconies onto the shuttered galleries that surround the house. All the rooms are beautifully furnished with designer pieces and fabrics, luxury linens and a wonderful collection of international art. The main living and dining area opens out to a large ocean facing deck – the perfect setting for an alfresco moonlit dinner.
There is a state of the art SONOS audio system and a wireless network that allows internet connection throughout the house. There are flat screen televisions in the master suites and in the two libraries/TV rooms. The house has central air conditioning; however most of the time it is not needed due to the wonderful easterly breeze coming in from the ocean - even in the summer months.
The pool lies just beyond the house with its own shaded deck – perfect for reading or having a drink. There is a further deck just above the beach itself. Lunches and dinners can be served in a variety of lovely spots both indoors and out. The ocean side terrace is the most beautiful place for eating dinner with the views of the sea just beyond the lush palm grove.
“Southern Cross” is fully staffed. Our French Chef prepares delicious meals using local and international ingredients and caters to the tastes and requirements of all the guests. His wife is the Manager/Concierge and organizes everything for your stay from pick up from the airport to massages, scuba diving, fishing expeditions and restaurant reservations. There are two house maids and two gardeners, keeping the property immaculate all the time.