Named L’île d’Anges, the balmy retreat was the subject of an Architectural Digest cover profile in 2017. The couple purchased the island in 2003, but reportedly didn’t move in until 2012. In the story, they admit that turning the spread into a private residence required more work than they’d thought.
“We set out to build a house,” Hill told the publication. “We had no idea we had to build everything else. We basically had to build a little town.”
That included staff housing, infrastructure for construction crews, water and electricity.
“You don’t quite put all that together at first,” said McGraw.
The couple purchased the island in 2003, but reportedly didn’t move in until 2012.Knight Frank
So, over the course of a decade, the family — including the couple’s three daughters — stayed in seaside yurts while the permanent home was being built.
“It was like camping,” Hill told AD. “The kids loved it!”
The two yurts are advertised in the listing, marketed by Knight Frank, which adds they were “initially built as temporary accommodation.” The AD story additionally mentions the home is a collection of eight “pavilions,” which in the listing are described as “pods” that are all connected by almost 5,000 square feet of covered verandas and passageways.
Knight Frank would not comment for this story. It’s not clear if the couple still owns the property, but a separate Bahamas luxury real estate brokerage — in a 2020 published blog post — lists the island as theirs. It doesn’t appear that the island has sold in the years since Hill and McGraw bought it.
Representatives for McGraw and Hill did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.
Also known as Goat Cay, L’île d’Anges has more than 1 mile of water frontage. The main home is perched on a high point in the center of the island and stands at 6,517 square feet. There’s a great room for entertaining family and guests — and the living room opens onto the pool terrace. Listing images additionally show an open kitchen and dining area, private beaches and a dock.
The listing adds there are four bedrooms, five bathrooms and, at the northern end of the island, some 6,000 square feet of secondary accommodation needed to operate the property. They include three staff houses, engineering facilities and mechanical storage.
L’île d’Anges is an 80-minute flight from Miami, according to the listing.
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