Windward House, designed by the award-winning American architect and completed by a German contractor in 2009, is a 6-bedroom, 6-1/2 bath 1000 square meter (10,000 sq. ft) villa of exceptional quality.
From the fabulous heated pool/spa combination with reflecting pool, coralina terraces and waterfall, to the over 700 square meters (7000 sq. ft.) of travertine marble floors, American and European appliances and hardware as well as furnishings from all over the world, this is an ideal home for a family requiring elegance as well as flexibility.
One enters the villa through mature tropical gardens, across a wooden bridge that spans a fishpond containing Tilapia, Koi and exotic turtles.
The foyer opens onto a black-stone lined reflecting pond which divides the private and public areas of the villa. To the left, at ground level, are 3 bedrooms each with en suite full bath. One bedroom is currently in use as an office. Turning right from the entry, one walks through a spacious 90 sq. meter great room with Tea nook and 5 meter ceilings.
Next are wine room, dining room and kitchen with huge pantry that opens onto an extensive outdoor kitchen as well. A 4th ground floor bedroom with full bath is accessed from the dining area.
Connected to the kitchen are extensive service areas including laundry, staff apartment with bath, storage and mechanical rooms and 2-car garage. The garage includes a large storage loft.
The second floor is accessed from the foyer via a spectacular curving stair contained in an octagonal stair tower. From the 2nd floor landing, two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and walk-in closets are reached. These bedrooms feature great natural ventilation and the largest, the master, has a separate covered terrace and small stair for private access to the pool and spa/kiosk area.
Another room, reached by a stairway off the landing, is currently used as a media space but with its two balconies and air-conditioned comfort, it could also be a wonderful exercise/yoga/gym space. Finally, an open-air sky-terrace is accessed from the media room via a stairway and door. This terrace is 10 meters above ground level and affords great views west toward the mountain known as Isabella and the fantastic sunsets there. An expansive system of covered terraces throughout the house provide for shaded lounging and dining.
The villa offered partly equipped and is supplied with interior and exterior furniture of a very high quality. Curtains, blinds and cortinas (weather shades) control air and light in all roofed spaces and 8 separate areas, including all 6 bedrooms, are air conditioned. The kitchen and butlers pantry are hand made of American maple and the 500-bottle wine-cellar with opening room complete a picture of elegance and enjoyment.
The location of the villa takes advantage of nearly constant tropical breezes (hence, the name) and it is just a 2-minute stroll through palm groves to a series of spectacular beaches and sandy walking trails. Sea Horse Ranch features a world-class equestrian center, lovely tennis facility and elegant Beach Club. Two Robert Trent Jones-designed golf courses are nearby. The Puerto Plata International airport, 20 minutes away, provides daily scheduled air service from many US and European cities.