"But & Ben" - Tranquility and Peace in the heart of luxurious Tucker’s Town
There is always a special feeling driving through the gates at Tucker’s Town. From the glistening shallow water of the Mid Ocean Club ‘Baby Beach’ to the well-manicured roadway that leads up to some of Bermuda’s most exclusive and desirable residences, the entire community simply glistens with an island glow. As you drive along Shore Lane “But & Ben” can almost be completely missed from the roadside, tucked behind neat hedging and the English styled cottage garden. Pulling into the drive, there is the immediate feeling of entering a private and quiet residence.
Listing agent Darlene Davis from Rego Sotheby’s International Realty explains that “But & Ben” is an architectural style of a residence derived from Scotland – normally a two room dwelling where the “But” is the outer antechamber or kitchen and the “Ben” the inner room. This home has the date 1951 above the front door, and has since been extended and developed into a property far more grand and sprawling than its original conception.
Entering through the main door into the original part of the house, or the “But & Ben,” are rooms that now serve as a family snug/informal sitting room on one side and a guest suite on the other. Light pours through the house straight from the formal parlor. The parlor room is incredibly bright with doors either side of the fireplace onto the verandah as well as roof skylights. This large room is approximately 25 feet by 30 feet and is a stunning entertaining space, and the views out to Castle Harbour as well as the high tray ceilings give the home an exclusive grandeur.
To the right of the sitting room is the bedroom wing. The first guest room is perfect for visiting family and friends with its own external access and large en-suite bathroom. Again the tray ceilings provide an open, breathable space. Further along the corridor is a large third bedroom that can comfortably fit two twin double beds, again with en-suite bathroom. The Master bedroom suite is at the end of the corridor. As you enter, on the left is a large bathroom with Jacuzzi tub under a bay window, a full-length double vanity and also a separate shower. There is also a walk in closet with plenty of space for even the keenest of shoe shoppers. The sunny main bedroom has windows on three sides, a sitting area and room for a desk. There is access to a fantastic balcony from the Master suite with stunning views over Castle Harbour and the garden - perfect for a quiet morning coffee or a romantic evening.
Back through the main sitting room is the family snug/ informal sitting room that would also make an excellent home office. However it lends itself to entertaining with a full bar, comprising fridge, sink and plenty of storage for glassware and a good selection of your favourite drop. When entertaining, this room conveniently links through to the dining room also, which could comfortably seat 12-14 for formal dining. Beyond the dining room is the kitchen with a large central bar. The kitchen has been recently refreshed and the sink area is strategically positioned to look over the swimming pool – ideal for parents to keep an eye on children or to enjoy the peaceful outdoor view. Finally beyond the kitchen is a bathroom, utility room and a fourth bedroom. This bedroom would be suited for use as a guest room or as it has a separate entrance, could be used for a live-in staff member. There is the potential to further close this area off so to create a more exclusive annex.
Outside the pool area and garden, as a whole, are wonderfully private. There is a pool house with full kitchen, bathroom and studio style bedroom/sitting room – ideal for overflow guests and particularly handy for summer entertaining. Sitting on just over an acre of land zoned Res2 and Woodland – there is potential to expand, but the Reserve area in front of the views of Castle Harbour ensure the aspect can be enjoyed without risk of other development.
“But & Ben” is a beautiful home, and it is all on one level making it ideally accessible for young children or older family. For those that travel regularly there is a ‘Nest’ Central air control to ensure the home is perfectly cooled for your return. “But & Ben” is available to International Purchasers as well as Bermudian and PRC Holders. For those seeking a peaceful and private lifestyle in the highly coveted Tucker’s Town with wonderful entertaining space and in truly move in condition, “But & Ben” may just be the home you have been waiting for.
Priced at USD $8,500,000. For further information contact Darlene Davis at Rego Sotheby’s International Realty on +1-441-533-4839 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Property Listing Page: https://www.propertyskipper.com/property/reg_sg567_but__ben