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Strong Hope Plantation is a traditional Barbadian home for sale in St. Thomas.
Strong Hope Plantation encapsulates the beauty of a traditional Barbadian Plantation home which has been carefully restored and cleverly enhanced into a masterpiece. The property beautifully blends the comfort and luxury of modern living with the charm and character of its colonial past.
Built in the early eighteenth century of coral stone blocks, the property was extensively renovated first in 1997 and again in 2005 to an even more luxurious standard. There are high quality finishes throughout, including Italian marble floors, shellstone and hand carved Hickory wooden floors. This traditional Barbadian home for sale in St. Thomas has tall sash windows and glass French doors which encourage sunlight to stream in from as many openings as possible. The immaculate woodwork and smoothly slicked finishes give the home a fresh, clean feel, while its chunky 18 inch walls remind you of its well-founded heritage.
Altogether Strong Hope Plantation boasts 10 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. Five bedrooms are in the main house, two bedrooms in the cottage, and three bedrooms in the barn.
This countryside property sits in an elevated position towards the center of the island in the greenery of the St. Thomas countryside. The home enjoys a rural setting that is only minutes away from the growing business district of Warrens.
The elegant driveway lined with impressive great palms and coral stone planters leads up from the iron electric gates to the main house past the football playing field, tennis courts and “The Barn” with its own private entrance. Clusters of tropical planters adorn the entrance and garden walkways that lead to the cottages and outbuildings around the property.
Fine decorative woodwork, stone parapets and a wooden shingle roof all add to the charisma and charm of this superb residence.
The central courtyard cleverly links the kitchen and the main house to the family room and domestic service area. Large flag stones securely placed in the coy pond traverse the water feature in the courtyard leading to the office and gym area and serve to offer a small insight to the exquisite water feature design and lap pool area that lead from the courtyard to the roof deck entertainment area. The family room is spacious (20’ x 20’) and is sufficiently far from the main living areas of the house to allow teenagers or toddlers the space and privacy to entertain themselves without unduly affecting other areas of the house.
The Kitchen and Breakfast Room
Marble counter tops, solid wood custom built cabinets, a full range of stainless steel appliances including a double chilling fridge freezer and instant hot and cold water supply are just some of the features that garnish this sparkling yet comfortable, user friendly culinary delight. The room is light and bright with good ventilation and beckons users to experiment with its superb facilities.
The Master Suite
Complete with air-conditioned walk in closet, feature bay window Jacuzzi tub, private patio with infinity edge pool, outdoor (nature) shower and a bathroom and changing area fit for a princess, the master suite is like a self-contained holiday apartment that looks out over a beautifully manicured nature gully. Pickled pine pencil lattice doors and wooden floors with a/c and ceiling fans are features that spread throughout the house and can be found in all of the four additional bedrooms.
The Living Room and Patio Bar
Opening out onto manicured tropical gardens with a wide featured coral pathway adorned with wooden benches and large coral stone plant pots, the marble top bar services a sitting area that enjoys the openness of the countryside with the intimate privacy that this wonderful plantation property affords across its 11 acres of tropical paradise.
Superbly laid out and impressively designed the entertainment area is a collection of every facet of entertainment facility that any host could dream of offering his guest. A beautifully restored antique stain glass dome from a church in the United Kingdom adds to the spectacular decor. With a solid state bar-b-cue grill area featuring a separate warming oven, a bubble jet heated Jacuzzi, an open area games room including table tennis, pool table, air hockey and foosball table all surrounding a central marb.le top circular bar, this area will bring out the gaming kid in any patron in the surroundings that the most discerning of diplomatic guests would enjoy. Serviced by high tech lighting and electronics throughout with an impressive surround sound music system featuring a woofer the size of a store room, this area is prepped and ready to “Rock n’ Roll” from the flip of a switch, all you need to bring with you is your imagination.
Just off the main house with its own entrance from the front courtyard is this fully self-contained two bedroom/two bathroom cottage complete with living, dining and kitchen areas that would make any house guest feel welcomed and comfortable.
A completely separate three bedroom residence with its own private, electronically gated entrance off the main driveway, The Barn offers comfortable family accommodation with a large kitchen/breakfast room, three bedrooms, each with built-in cupboards, a/c and en-suite bathrooms, a large living/dining room, small office, separate bar/entertainment area, pool and landscaped gardens. An additional room downstairs with the laundry could be used as a workshop or small gym.
Along with 6 separate garages and a spacious work shop 40’ x 60’ the outbuildings include:
- Laundry and staff quarters
Spread over 11 acres of lawns and tropical gardens with interconnecting driveways and pathways the property is fully enclosed.
- The property is listed as unfurnished but that is negotiable.
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