SPACE, STYLE AND SOPHISTICATION :
The Somerset on Grace Bay
Although they had an ocean between them, the sophisticated elite that settled in the sprawling penthouses of New York’s Upper East Side and the wealthy British
Colonial travelers of yesteryear shared a common appreciation of elegance as they lived and traveled in style.
Interestingly, The Somerset on Grace Bay – among Providenciales’ most upscale new beachfront developments – is the dual effort of a Manhattan- centered
developer and a Turks & Caicos- based team. And in both concept and design, The Somerset reflects a unique blend of cosmopolitan elegance and a comfortable
tropical lifestyle...literally the best of both worlds.
Well- spaced over a 4. 6 acre site, with nearly 300 feet of beachfront on Grace Bay, The Somerset places a premium on privacy and space. In fact, the 16
condominium units in the four oceanfront buildings are (properly) referred to as Estate Homes. With only one residence per floor, each spans 3, 500 to 4,600
square feet, with the top floor, two- story penthouses offering over 5, 200 square feet of magnificent living space. Allan Rauw, a partner in the project, describes
their appeal , “We perceived a need for spacious, elegant and private villa- type beachfront homes in the heart of Grace Bay. They appeal to people who
want to establish a second residence here, or simply enjoy vacationing in a home- away- from- home.”
Because each residence in the oceanfront Carlyle, Flintwick, Dundee and Welwyn buildings occupies the entire floor, residents will enjoy unobstructed vistas of
the mesmerizing turquoise ocean just steps from their door. Private terraces on four sides expand the sense of limitless space and promise the whisper of sea
breezes in every room.
Complementing The Somerset’s cosmopolitan style of architecture, interiors echo its grandeur. Accessed by private elevators, Estate Home penthouses feature a
central entrance foyer that leads to a high- ceilinged Great Room with walls of wood- trimmed windows open to 60 feet of private seaside terrace. Steps up the
sweeping staircase is a balcony overlooking the living area and leading to upper- level bedrooms, of which no two share a common wall. Master bathrooms
include a Jacuzzi – indoors and outdoors on the terrace, which is also serviced by its own wet bar. Kitchens are state- of- the art, with built- in china cabinets and
wood- fronted refrigerator/ freezers and are lit by elegant chandeliers. Peruvian hardwood flooring, wood moldings, marble countertops, hand- forged iron railings,
pre- wired audio systems and a premier level of appliances, fixtures and finishing detail make The Somerset among the most luxurious residences on
Just behind the Estate Homes is Stirling House, a larger building housing 24 one to three bedroom, ocean view condominium residences. With combined interiors
and terraces ranging in size from 1,500 to 2,600 square feet, these stylish condo units still also offer a generous amount of living space. Elegant penthouses here,
with roof top terraces, duplicate the charming features of those in the Estate Homes. Beyond the reception fountain and croquet lawn, ten English Cottages offer
a third option for a Somerset lifestyle.
These two- story, 2, 600 square feet townhomes boast private gardens fashioned after the tranquility of the English
countryside, while just steps from Grace Bay beach. With a gated entrance, enclosed parking, private walkways and lush tropical landscaping, The Somerset property serves as a private retreat for its owners and
guests. The site itself is well- situated, tucked between The Palms upscale condominium development and Rotary Park on a tranquil, and especially wide and
gently sloping stretch of Grace Bay Beach’s 13- mile splendor.
A focal point of The Somerset’s grounds is a lengthy series of cascading pools. This unique water feature starts at Stirling House with a fountain, flowing to a
long, controlled current pool for lap swimming and on to a huge, patio- lined “edgeless” pool ending in several waterfalls at the beach’s edge.
Although primarily designed as a residential property, The Somerset will offer owners and guests all the amenities of resort living. The elegant, fountain- fronted
reception area is also suitable for private parties and will include a concierge to address every need, such as excursion planning, dining reservations and
babysitting. Plans also include an on- site gourmet restaurant, beachfront cabana bar and grill, world- class spa, fitness center . . . and even an English- style
The exquisite quality of its décor, designed by renowned interior designer Keith
Baltimore, with input from the entire Somerset team, interiors reflect a sophisticated elegance invoked with a Colonial tropical theme. Owners can choose from
various design and furnishing packages, including British Khaki, English Traditional and Asian Contemporary.
Somerset will also offer resort management and a rental program for owners interested in renting their units when not using them.
With space on Grace Bay Beach rapidly dwindling, this project represents a rare opportunity to secure a large, residential home
overlooking its pristine shores..
SUMMARY OF FEATURES
-All concrete construction
-Single condo unit on each floor, with private entrance, for Estate Homes
-Four stop, key locked, private elevator access for Estate homes (semi- private for Stirling House)
-Solid wood doors and finishes throughout
-Laminated windows for hurricane resistance, wood interior, aluminum exterior
-Marble flooring throughout
-Wood baseboards, ceiling crown moldings, and casings around window and door openings throughout
-Thermostatically controlled, spilt unit, central air conditioning
-Granite counter tops in kitchen
Custom baths with marble, granite, porcelain, and ceramic
-Pre- wired for phone, fax, internet, cable, and sound system
-Choice of three professional interior design and furniture packages
-World- class interior design service
-Appliances include built- in refrigerator/ freezer with ice maker, dishwasher, counter- top electric stove –top, built- in electric oven, microwave, range hood with exhaust to exterior, built- in wine cooler, outdoor bar- b- q, washer & dryer
-Hot tub/ spa on terrace of Estate homes
-Reserved parking for each unit
-Endless hot water system
-Spa & gym
-Gourmet restaurant & bar
-Swim-up snack bar
-Security gate access
-Palm lined entry boulevard
-Elegant entry fountain
-Elegant infinity pool
-Shade and privacy areas
-Elegant Reception Portico
-Front desk services
-24 hour security
-Personal assistance for luggage handling, transfer, storage, and related services
-Optional daily or weekly housekeeping service
-Pool Bar, including swim- up service