Fortuna almost 3 sprawling acres
11 & 12 Fortuna
St. Thomas , Charlotte Amalie 00802
Lot Size:2.90 acres
Fortuna Mill Estate
“Originally the center of a 17th century sugar plantation, this majestic 3 acre mountaintop estate commands 360-degree views”
The Fortuna Mill Estate uniquely blends the luxury of the modern West Indian villa with the charm and flavor of the rugged and historic plantation. From atop its own private 950-foot peak, the estate surveys unrivaled views of the ocean, islands, and sky in every direction. To the North appear numerous uninhabited islands beyond the unbroken blue of the Atlantic. On the Eastern horizon sit the hills of St John, green and unblemished, while in the foreground is the bustling port town of Charlotte Amalie, and accessible yet far removed. St Croix emerges to the South and Puerto Rico lies poised (surrounded by spectacular sunsets) along the Western horizon.
The origins of Fortuna Mill date from the 1600’s when the property was established as the center of a thriving sugar plantation. With its rich past, this historic site inspired Ellie Heckert’s famous Caribbean novel “Muscavado”, and later became the tropical hideaway of Pulitzer Prize winning author John Patrick, and his many Hollywood friends. The grounds are meticulously manicured; the air filled with the scents and colors of hibiscus, bougainvillea, and frangipani that thrive there. Pick juicy mangoes, papaya, lime and star fruit from the shaded fruit grove.
There are numerous patios and courtyards, a large pool, grand fountain, and an enormous covered gallery, with space to seat over 100 guests surrounding, and within the great room and its surrounding century old stone, mass masonry frame walls and cathedral ceilings.
This exceptional 15 room estate contains +/- 7700 sq ft INT, just under 10,000 sq ft under roof, and additional 6,000 + square feet of exterior courtyard, in four private living areas, making it ideally suited for entertaining whether a residence, vacation Villa, or corporate retreat, and also has an area suitable for helicopter landing , utilized within past special occasion.