On the market: Former Bahamas estate of Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor
Anglophiles or anyone who watches "The Crown" on Netflix know the story of Prince Edward, the Duke of Windsor who abdicated the throne in 1936 so he could marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson — quite a scandalous event at that time.
What people may not know is that he went on to become the governor of the Bahamas in 1940 for a brief period of time. He resigned in 1945 and eventually settled down in France with Simpson.
When the couple moved to the Bahamas, they lived in a mansion called Sigrist House in Nassau while their official residence was being prepared, according to real estate site Top Ten Real Estate Deals. Sigrist House is now on the market for a whopping $8,500,000.
The home is listed by Sotheby's, and according to the listing, the estate has 15 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. There is a four bedroom main residence, two four-bedroom guesthouses, and a three bedroom apartment.
Sigrist House is "designed to take advantage of the spectacular views of Goodman's Bay, overlooking the new Baha Mar Resort and Golf Course and Atlantic Ocean in the distance," the listing describes. "Designed for gracious living in a bygone era with expansive patios, extensive high ceiling loggia and very clever use of internal doors makes the spaces expansive or intimate as the occasion calls for."
The estate sits on four acres surrounded by lush "flowering tropical gardens" and palm trees, fruit trees and coconut trees. There's also a swimming pool and Jacuzzi.
According to Top Ten Real Estate Deals, the home was built in the 1930s by British movie producer and aviation pioneer Frederick Sigrist.