Christie Brinkley’s Beach Home!
The description, “tall willowy and blond,” was considered to be the ideal woman long before the beauty with the smiling eyes, Christie Brinkley, was first discovered in a Paris post office in 1973 by American photographer, Errol Sawyer. As a self-described “California surfer girl,” she certainly never thought of herself as a model, but decided to give it a go when Sawyer introduced her to John Casablancas of Elite Model Management agency in Paris. After talking with him, she flew back to California to meet with Nina Blanchard, the Eileen Ford affiliate in Los Angeles, and from that point was propelled into the the modeling career of a lifetime. Most widely known for her record breaking successive Sports Illustrated swimsuit covers from 1979 to 1981, she also broke the record of having the longest contract in history for Cover Girl that lasted 25 years. Brinkley has graced the covers of almost every fashion magazine, appeared in roles in the National Lampoon’s Vacation films and has now appeared on Broadway as Roxie Hart in Chicago.
What sets Christie aside from most top-tier models is her astute business sense. Starting by producing two of her own calendars after the success of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit calendars, to amassing a fortune in real estate, mostly in the Hamptons, to writing, illustrating, appearing on sitcoms, designing clothing patterns and now with her own wig company, Hair2Wear, Christie has accumulated a net worth over $130 million. Not a flamboyant spender, she takes pride in managing a rather low key lifestyle. Now at age 60, Brinkley is selling her beach home where she and her children happily frolicked and spent valuable time together away from the eyes of the paparazzi, at her private beachfront island paradise in Parrot Cay in the British West Indies’ Turks And Caicos islands.
Parrot Cay is a private oceanfront resort of 1,000 unspoiled acres along more than a mile of white powder beach. Brinkley’s Lucky House is sited on 1.6 acres facing ocean sunsets from its 200 feet of beach. Surrounded by lush tropical landscaping, the 3,400-square-foot main house has three bedrooms, all with ocean views, four baths with the master suite located in its own detached pavilion only steps from the sand. Interiors exude the tropical feel with whitewashed walls, wood beams and floors. Outside is the infinity pool, terrace and gardens with a two bedroom guest house/staff quarters with additional storage and golf buggy garage. Resort amenities include the award-winning COMO Shambhala Retreat, which provides a range of holistic, Asian-inspired therapies as well as Yoga and Pilates. Services include estate management, private butler service, daily maid service, and in-villa dining. When not in residence, the property can be put into rental management and has been rented for over $8,000 per day. For more information.
Christie Brinkley’s private tropical paradise retreat is now on the market. Previously priced at $10.75 million, now reduced to $9 million.