Bulgarian Contessa Nadia Farber and her husband purchased this prominent mountaintop property, located high and immediately overlooking both the north and south coast of St. Croix. She was enchanted by the extraordinary 360-degree views, and set forth to design and build her fairytale Caribbean castle. Influenced by the Moorish and oriental architecture of her homeland, and travels, the Castle and gatekeeper’s cottage comprise nearly 10,000 interior square feet.
She completed the Castle in 1989, however continued to carefully acquire land, and eventually assembled an amazing 102-acre estate, enveloping the private, secluded hilltop with the surrounding rolling hillsides.
The area once housed the Farleigh Dickinson University’s West Indies Marine Lab and is complete with roads, and infrastructure, which cascade into a large flat plain, partially zoned for a possible commercial venture. The estate culminates with waves gently meeting its sandy, palm-lined beach, with the former marine lab’s pier alongside. Considered St Croix’s most desirable location, adjacent to the yacht club, its sheltered lagoon is just opposite the spectacular Buck Island national park.
Contessa’s third husband and widower, Yuri Farber, is selling the property because he does not spend much time in St. Croix since her death in 2014.
Now the Castle of St. Croix awaits a new owner, who is willing to pay $15 million for it.