Interior designer Amanda Lindroth first arrived in the Bahamas about 30 years ago—and never left. After taking a tour of Hope Hill, her home in the famed enclave of Lyford Cay on New Providence Island, it’s easy to see why.
Lindroth bought the house, designed by Czech-born architect Henry Melich, about 13 years ago. While it boasted “incredibly good bones,” back when was it first constructed in the early 1980s, there weren’t as many builders (or materials) available in the area as there are today; as a result, Lindroth gut-renovated the house to take it “back to the bones.” Drawing inspiration from other Caribbean estates, including Good Hope Plantation in Jamaica and Oscar de la Renta’s home in Punta Cana, she brought in coralina stone walls, wide-plank dark wood floors, and green shutters and balustrades.
Now, Hope Hill is a lush backdrop where Lindroth can often be found entertaining friends and family, which she says is one of the joys of living in the islands. And to be looked after by Amanda Lindroth at Hope Hill is a singular delight: Guests can feel an immediate sense of wonder and happiness upon entering the home, filled with bright hues and plenty of Lindroth’s signature rattan and wicker. The good food, music, company, and crisply made beds are just the cherry on top of their Rum Dum cocktail!