With captivating aquamarine views of the Atlantic Ocean and Harrington Sound, Knapton House and its charming guest cottage known as Knapton Knoll enjoy a spectacular 3.58-acre private estate setting, conveniently located within 10-20 minutes of the clubs of Tucker's Town, L.F. Wade International Airport, and the City of Hamilton. As a Grade 3-listed residence for architectural significance, this is a shining example of Bermuda vernacular design with an intriguing history. The original farmhouse was constructed in the late 17th century by John Knapton, one of Bermuda's early silversmiths; though the home took its current form by 1929 when restored by an American heiress. In the 1940s, Knapton House was purchased by Murtogh D. Guinness, a member of the Irish brewing family. The current family purchased Knapton House in 1957, conducting additions and renovations in the 1960s, 1980s and 1990s. An elegant tree-lined drive meanders to the 4000 sq. ft. main house, which is distinguished by traditional stone quoining and venerable chimneys. The entrance & stair hall welcomes with a cedar front door, beamed ceiling, wood floors, and vintage brass hardware -- all replicated in the 'double' living room featuring carved cedar fireplaces at each end. The firelit dining room opens through French doors to the wide veranda with stunning ocean vistas. A butler's pantry connects to the spacious center-island kitchen, while the adjoining family and breakfast room provides a comfortable haven with access to the veranda, gardens, and the recently resurfaced swimming pool beyond. Upstairs, the principal bedroom suite is bright and generous with high ceilings, timber framing, ocean views, a fireplace, and full bathroom en suite. An adjoining room serves well as a dressing room, study, or nursery. The second and third bedrooms share a family shower room, while a fourth bedroom suite is designed with the option of private access, ideal for a nanny or guest who values privacy. Additional delightful guest accommodation is found at the two-storey, two-bedroom poolside cottage and its lower-level studio that easily doubles as a pool house. Other outbuildings include the two-car garage and large slat house. The value of Knapton House is further enhanced by subdivision approval for two building lots on this remarkable estate, as well as deeded access to nearby Harrington Sound.
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