Tim McGraw and Faith Hill spent nine years building a “little town” in the beautiful Bahamas and Architectural Digest is taking us on a tour.
“There was just a little shack,” McGraw tells Architectural Digest of the island property he purchased with Hill back in 2003. Hill, 49, quickly saw the lands potential, “It was a great little place.”
The country stars immediately began working on renovating the property, but they had a huge task on their hands. They “floated the shack away” and installed eight “pavilions,” under construction until 2012.
“We set out to build a house,” Hill says. “We had no idea we had to build everything else.”
But the famous couple found themselves building more than a home. “We basically had to build a little town,” Hill adds.
Each room lives in a separate building connected by open-air passageways, thanks to architecture and interior design firm McAlpine. “We wanted to feel connected to the outside,” Hill explains. “When the breeze comes through the room, it’s just life-changing.”
Their home away from home gives Hill and McGraw a sense of escapism and a chance to spend time with their daughters Gracie, 20, Maggie, 18, and Audrey, 15. “We’ve been all over the world, and we really wanted to create a special place we couldn’t find anywhere else,” Hill continues.
“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 concludes.
On their own private island in the Bahamas, @FaithHill and @thetimmcgraw create the perfect escape. “We’ve been all over the world, and we really wanted to create a special place we couldn’t find anywhere else,” says Hill. Peek inside their private paradise via the #linkinbio and our July issue, on newsstands this week. Cover photo by @wabranowicz
McGraw and Hill are currently embarked on a six-month long world tour called Soul2Soul with Canadian dates in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Ottawa and Toronto.