Yes, country music power couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill officially have it all— including a 20-acre island they call “L’île d’Anges” located in the Bahamas. According to a new in-depth feature by Architectural Digest, the stars bought the private island in 2003 and took it from a humble collection of rustic pavilions to an estate worthy of Nashville royalty.
“We set out to build a house. We had no idea we had to build everything else. We basically had to build a little town,” Faith quipped, while McGraw added that they needed to add infrastructure to the island such as basic water and electricity.
The Hill-McGraw’s island retreat is oriented so every room is a separate building, linked by open-air passageways. The architects and interior designers involved in the massive undertaking created a breathtaking space for the creative couple while also maintaining its relationship with nature and laid-back simplicity.
“We wanted to feel connected to the outside,” Hill explained. “When the breeze comes through the room, it’s just life-changing. It really is! It’s something for the soul.”
Besides considering the needs and wants of their own family of five, the pair also wanted L’île d’Anges to dazzle their guests as well.
“And we wanted it set up so that when we brought people down, they’d get the same feeling that we got when we first came,” McGraw shared. “The same reaction to the pristineness of it, to how relaxed it feels. The house is functional, but it really blends into the environment.”“Every time we land the plane and walk onto the beach and head up to the house, we turn to each other and say, ‘This is the best place in the world,’” McGraw added.
To view the full slideshow of the property, go here. (Warning: Viewing these pictures may be considered a vacation…. it’s heaven.) Be sure to share this jaw-dropping slice of paradise with other Tim and Faith fans!