This 7 Bedroom 7.5 Bath (circa 1800) property is presently a family residence but was originally part of a working rum factory and was later a successful Bed & Breakfast. The spectacular huge great room is “very Italianate in the pastoral style” and includes a working fireplace, double oversized sliding front doors and a crystal chandelier from Florence. Grand pool area for entertaining includes 2 cabanas which could be used as additional bedrooms with the full pool bath. The main house contains 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths and is fully furnished with many antiques. Rooms have original Italian floor and wall tile and the great room has “splendid hold-all, hold-anything bulkhead counters brilliantly faced with Florentine tiles”. This property has been featured in National Geographic, January 1968 and House and Garden, January 1967 .
The 2 story guest cottage with 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths has just been remodeled with all new appliances. The 2nd bedroom upstairs in the cottage is fully insulated and ready for a window air conditioner which is available but not yet installed. The cottage grounds are separately fenced with their own courtyard and tiled patio.
Property is zone R3 for business uses such as B & B, Doctors Offices, home business, artist workshop, canvas shop, etc.
New underground electric service was moved to the driveway for easy access. There is potential for adding a meter and conduits for cable and telephone. Cable TV presently comes in from behind the cottage. WAPA (power) transfer switch is behind cottage with a light to note WAPA reactivation. Excellent hi speed internet service is available. A 12K generator powers the entire property and is located under the pool deck with a new 110 gallon diesel storage tank hookup.
Three (3) Cisterns are newly recoated and a new custom made gutter system installed for optimal water collection. Water from WAPA (water and Power Company) is also available with a special hookup that allows you to switch from city to cistern water, if needed. 25,000 gallon cistern under office in bedroom wing of main house.10,000 gallon cistern next to kitchen door entrance. 5,000 gallon pool cistern.
18″ X 40″ X 8″ deep pool with Polaris robot cleaner, new pump and new filter system. Pool has recently been re-grouted. Deck has been re-stained.
New septic tank and leach field located behind cottage in field.
Roof has been serviced and coated with “Insukote” and is in excellent condition. Hurricane protection for the entire house.
Extensive new electric service installed in workshop area below house. Spacious workshop has Danish brick archways and the original tunnel used to cool the space is large enough to use as a separate access. All wiring and plumbing has been upgraded. New outdoor covered deck for additional workspace, exercise area, kids play area.
New kitchen cabinets, countertops and new appliances plus original Wolf Regency restaurant quality 6 burner gas range, new washer and dryer (accessed either through master bath or from pool deck or office). Large pantry area in kitchen. Half bath between kitchen and great room.
Great room has sliding doors to pool and another door from kitchen to pool deck. Antique chandelier from Florence, Italy hangs over dining table.
New privacy fence with clumping bamboo landscaping. Established gorgeous flowering landscaping with banana, sour sop, sugar apple, mango, orange, papaya, guava, cherry, tamarind and key lime on property.
This truly is a one of a kind property with many different uses allowed by the present R-3 zoning. The adjacent 2 acres with the original sugar mill are also available for a Buyer who may want to further expand this property. Please call R&R Realty with any additional questions.
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