For those who appreciate high-quality finishes, move-in ready condition, a manageable size, and a convenient location around the corner from the private clubs of Tucker's Town, Captain's Cottage is a special gem.. This 1.19-acre property is set in the heart of Bailey's Bay, the ancestral seat of many of the island's oldest families. The Castle Harbour views are splendid and a portion of the land comprises wooded hillside which backs onto a high ridge with panoramic Harrington Sound vistas graced by the swooping flight of Bermuda Longtails in season. Newly constructed in 2009 and designed by Westport Architecture, Captain's Cottage honours tradition and authenticity, while meeting 21st century expectations. All structural beams and exterior decking and railings are constructed from Purple Heart, a Central American hardwood known for it extreme durability and water resistance. Beautiful hand-milled windows with oil-rubbed bronze hardware speak clearly of Substance. The exterior French and Dutch doors are solid Virginia cedar painted a deep, dark green. Floors throughout the interior are stunning antique French Oak, finished with a protective oil base and 10\\" baseboards. Other nods to tradition are the home's exposed beams, seven fireplaces, and the inverted floor plan with the entrance hall, three bedrooms suites, a study, and a laundry on garden level , with public rooms upstairs. The master suite includes a beautiful fireplace bricked in herringbone pattern, access to the wide lower verandah, his & her walk-in closets, and a spa-like master bathroom with double basins poised on concrete counters, as well as separate shower and tub. Like the master, the second and third bedrooms are also fire-lit with en suite bathrooms. The second bedroom shares access to the lower verandah with the master. Between the study and the laundry is the pool entrance leading to a covered terrace. There, a 400-year-old tree still thrives overlooking the modern walled swimming pool with Purple Heart decking. Upstairs, the wide hall provides a pleasant, sunlit desk alcove and leads to the dine-in kitchen with table seating for six, wet bar-pantry, a dining room, and gracious living room. The center-island kitchen is fitted with cabinetry from Hamma Galleries, concrete countertops, tumbled marble backsplashes, and quality appliances. The kitchen shares access to the stunning upper verandah with its expansive water views and glowing morning light. However, the undisputed star of the upper floor is the 32' x 16' living room, with two sets of French doors leading to the verandah. With its mantled fireplace, exposed beams and oak floors, this generous room with dual seating areas accommodates elegant entertaining as easily as family fire-side relaxation. Since the current owner's purchase in 2009, many systems upgrades have been added. The landscaping at Captain's Cottage is thoughtful indeed. Poinciana, cedars, palmettos, mahogany, and birds of paradise abound. Rustic wood fencing laces through the property, adding character; and planting beds host hardy perennials including pentas, roses, begonia, iris and blue daze. Gated entry provides added security and Invisible Fencing protects family pets. Within an easy walk are Tom Moore's Tavern for fine dining, and the 30+-acre Walsingham Nature Reserve for long walks. Families with school-age children will appreciated the convenience of the nearby public bus stop to and from the City of Hamilton and the Town of St. George's. Captain's Cottage is available to International Purchasers, Bermudians, Permanent Residency Certificate Holders, and British Overseas Territory Citizens.
Monthly repayment is an estimate for guidance only. Calculation is based on an interest rate of 5.25%, 30% deposit over a 25 year period.