Antique Cypress is often thought of as a traditional building material. Popular in 1800’s, cypress was a go-to due to its natural rot resistance and beauty. However, its beauty and fine grain make it a wonderful, versatile product that can create a variety of features, including windows, shutters, ceiling and wall paneling and doors. This $5.6 million Bahama Estate proves that cypress is no longer a wood of the past but a luxurious product that can create an awe-inspiring look.
Antique Pecky Cypress for Modern Luxury
The 9,000 sq ft residence located on 2 acres in Freeport, Grand Bahama with 150 feet of private beach front property is something out of the story books. The house is full of unique materials. The list including 24,000 board feet of antique and pecky cypress, Columbian coral stone, and handmade clay roof tile from Columbia. If that was not luxurious enough, they also included custom wood and cast bronze door hardware and Calcutta marble baths. The huge residence has 10 fireplaces and a $1.5 million in custom millwork alone.
The architect, John B Mitchell (www.studiojbm.com) was a long time customer of Albany Woodworks and included the family run business of 40 years as one of the main suppliers of cypress to help create this gorgeous abode. The cypress wall paneling is mesmerizing with mood lighting and modern accents (pictured above and below).
Antique cypress woodwork was included through house with wide crown molding and baseboards. Cypress shutters were custom built to enhance the tropical feel, while giving the home privacy and shade. (pictured below) The woodwork contrasted with neutral wall tones embodies the perfect island getaway.
Pecky cypress continued outside with a spectacular arched covered patio. Perfectly paired with a stone fireplace, exposed old pine beams and antique cypress ceiling paneling. What a perfect place to relax on the warm Bahama evenings! (pictured below)