Prince Edwards’s Estate in the Bahamas Is For Sale

Sigrist House is on the market

Bahamas estate
This is indeed a sprawling estate.
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By Tobias Carroll / March 15, 2020 2:04 pm

Some monarchs are known for the good things they did during their reign. Others live on in infamy for their abuses of power or their misguided initiatives. Prince Edward, the Duke of Windsor, is in a relatively unique space — the rare royal who’s more famous for abdicating the throne than for anything else. For obvious reasons, his legacy is one that’s come up a lot in recent discussions of a certain other royal couple stepping back from their roles.

But now, the home in which Prince Edward and his wife, Wallis Simpson, lived in the Bahamas is in the news for a very different reason — it’s up for sale.

Following Prince Edward’s abdication, he was named Governor of the Bahamas, a position he held from 1940 to 1945. When the Windsors moved to the Bahamas, the official residence was undergoing renovations; thus, they moved into the estate known as Sigrist House. TopTenRealEstateDeals.com has details on its history:

Located on a ridge just outside Nassau on four acres overlooking gorgeous ocean and bay views, the Spanish-colonial home was built in the 1930s by British-movie-producer Frederick Sigrist who was also a pioneer in aviation. The 15,000-square-foot main residence has retained its British character with wood-paneled walls and fireplaces, four of which were imported from English country homes.

The estate is currently on sale via Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty, and it’s on the market for $8.5 million. You don’t necessarily have to be a member of a royal family to live here, but you might need to have the checkbook of one. Still, it does have a pretty great view.

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