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A Colonial Transformed by Caribbean Architect Oliver Messel

Named to Architectural Digest's monthly list of "extraordinatry homes for sale around the world," the Fustic House is a 17th-century sugar plantation that was transformed in the '70s by legendary Caribbean architect Oliver Messel, who also designed Princess Margaret's estate on Mustique. Messel, a prominent London theater designer in his early years, moved to the West Indies at the height of his career and turned to designing homes for the very wealthy. This one, tucked behind a stone wall on 10 acres of lush grounds, is said to have been his favorite. Messel died in 1978, but this compound has weathered the years well since then, and had two guest houses added in 2000 and 2009. Now boasting seven bedroom, seven baths, and gardens by designer Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, the Fustic House is on the market for a cool $22M.
· St. Lucy, Barbados [Knight Frank]
· On the Market: April 2012 [Arch Digest]