In 1992, HGTV founder Ken Lowe had an idea to create a television show for cable that focused on home renovation and gardening. He put his idea into action and on Dec. 30, 1994, HGTV (The Home and Garden TV) Channel was launched.
The show reached 6.5 million homes in 44 markets. In May 1996, HGTV.com was launched and in April of 1997, the first HGTV Dream Home Giveaway contest was started and continues today. The network has added several other contests, including the Ultimate House Hunt.
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In 2017, the grand winner of HGTV’s 2017 Ultimate House Hunt was chosen over millions of others who entered. The lucky winner won a mansion on the beach in the hotspot of Turks and Caicos that is now listed on the market for $11.5 million.
The 13,274 square-foot mansion features seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and several swimming pools that are located both inside and out of the beautifully architectural designed main house. The design theme of the main house is water so there is an array of pools, both inside and outside, complete with intense lighting that highlights the architectural details of the property.
The gourmet kitchen and outdoor lounge are illuminated with backlighting that offers a magical, mystical look and feel to the outside area that also includes waterfalls, an outdoor kitchen and bars, and dining terraces. There are several outdoor living spaces perfect for entertaining guests and tall arches align the area to offer framed views of the sky and ocean.
A two-story guest house offers a separate one-bedroom apartment near the main entrance gate of the property. The five bedrooms inside the main house boast king-size beds, private lounges, and spas for guests to enjoy, setting this property up to become income-producing if you so choose to offer rooms or the guest house as rentals. The in-season rental fees are commanding around $50,000 per week.
Decks overlooking the ocean, private beach and lounge areas, and the many pools offered on the property are things a water lover’s dreams are made of. An overall fan-favorite, the beachfront house nestled in the Turks and Caicos Islands boasts the name of Mandalay Villa.
This sunkissed mansion is situated on two private, secured acres of the Long Bay Beach area and with its white walls that starkly stand out against the turquoise ocean blue and island-style wood vaulted ceilings, this magnificent home will be a perfect new home or rental property for any beach or water lover.
Mandalay Villa is on the market for $11.5. For more information, contact agent Bernadette Hunt of Turks & Caicos Property.