On The Market: Villa Kalorama – A Great View in Any Language



The 40-foot pool at Villa Kalorama features bench seating for taking in the sweeping views, above right. Ten-foot tall glass sliders in the living room open to bring the outdoors inside, above right.


Imagine gazing up at the evening sky, watching the sun melt in streaks of red and orange into the Caribbean Sea as the lights of St. Thomas twinkle to life in the distance.

You’re lounging next to a 40 foot long pool with an icy drink in hand, soaking up the tropical breeze.

Breath-taking sunsets and evenings spent star gazing pool side are just a few of the highlights of Villa Kalorama, Greek for “Great View.”

The home’s name could not be more fitting, with its sweeping views of Pillsbury Sound, St. Thomas and off-shore cays in the distance.

The five-bedroom, four and a half bath contemporary-style villa is for sale for $3.095, explained Holiday Homes of St. John broker associate Jan Courlas.

Villa Kalorama is nestled on an upper ridge inside the gated enclave of Virgin Grand Estates, conveniently located a few minutes drive from the dining and nightlife of Cruz Bay. The island’s famed alabaster beaches are also a short drive from the villa.

Villa Kalorama was designed by the owners along with Love City’s Barefoot Architects and was situated on the lot to take full advantage of the vista.

A main building comprises the kitchen and living room and contains an indoor staircase leading to three bedrooms upstairs including the master suite. The bedroom layout is popular and especially appeals to families with young children, explained Courlas.

“We do find today that there are many families who like having most of the bedrooms in one building,” she said. “Especially people with young children, they like to have them close by instead of on the other side of the property.”

A large terrace off the main building is the perfect perch from which to soak up those cooling breezes and panoramic views of Pillsbury Sound below.

Villa Kalorama, located on just over an acre of land, also features two additional guest suites in a second building on the property.

The contemporary architecture of Villa Kalorama is balanced with island stone work and extensive hard wood. Elegant travertine floors are found throughout. In the professional-grade kitchen, find stainless steel appliances and custom Sapele wood cabinets.

Ten-foot-tall sliders in the living room open right up to those views, seamlessly bringing the outdoors right inside. Villa Kalorama also features several outdoor dining spaces along with a relaxing fountain perched just off the main entrance. There is always somewhere to find a bit of shade and enjoy the day at Villa Kalorama.

The expansive swimming pool and stunning water views truly set Villa Kalorama apart, explained Courlas.

“A few things that make this home special are the views, which I describe as one of the island’s biggest panoramic vista, the walls of glass which make segue the outdoors to the indoors and the 40-foot long pool with bench seating to take in that view,” she said.

For more information about Villa Kalorama, call Courlas at Holiday Homes of St. John at (340) 776-6776 or on her cell at (340) 643-5102.