Arguably the most impressive residence in Dutch St. Maarten "Cleavage" rests between two hill tops in the prestigious Pelican Heights section of the island offering both privacy and convenient accessibility. Designed in 2006 by acclaimed American architect Carl Abbott, this award-winning rsidence features stunning views of both the sea to the South and the valley and hills to the North.Upon entering the villa grounds, you first arrive in the grotto courtyard complete with waterfall and covered seating area facing a sculptured rockface. Stairs lead to the two-storey Great Room which features a state-of-the-art Bosch appliance kitchen with a 14 foot granite work-surface and a lounge seating area with bespoke maple furniture and detailing throughout. Floor to ceiling glass opens onto an expansive patio facing the sea with an adjoining infinity pool and a high-tech filter/salt clorinator system that ensures crystal-clear water. A swim-jet swim resistance system offers the opportunity for enjoyable exercise. Other features of the villa include a private downstairs guest terrace, a breakfast terrace, a shaded terrace, an outside covered dining area and a wine cellar. The accommodation includes four bedrooms, one of which is a self contained guest/staff efficiency apartment, a study/fifth bedroom and five and a half bathrooms finished in river-washed granite. The master suite has a double outdoor rain shower and rooftop garden with magnificent views overlooking Pelican Key and the sea beyond. The residence offers the best of both worlds-sun-drenched and shaded. The extensive landscaping designed in English garden style, allows for enjoyable evening strolls among the lush foliage and picturesque scenery. In addition to the grotto courtyard and waterfall, thre grounds include a small fish pond, a 'secret' ginger garden, a small orchard for mango, papaya figs and avocados and an arboretum showcasing extensive indigenous plantings. The back lawn features a gazebo and "Caribbean Croquet" pitch. All of the buildings and grounds have been cleverly designed for easy and efficient maintenance. A 20 KVA Wilson generator and 500 liter (buried) diesel tank ensure uninterrupted electrical power in the event of emergency. A large cistern provides water in lieu of or complementing the connection to the city supply. The spacious garage can accommodate two full-sized vehicles and offeres ample storage space. The perimeter and all portals are guarded with a high-tech security system and secure gates ensuring privacy and peace of mind. A combination of Kevlar curtains, electric shutters and reinforced glass secure the house in the event of bad weather. This house is truly a gem and offers a life style many could only wish for. Contact the Coldwell Banker Team for viewing.