Estate Dorothea Home with Large Apartment
Large lot of approximately one acre located in desirable Estate Dorothea. This large lot offers tremendous views, with a range encompassing down island and the Brasses. Main house has two bedrooms and one and a half baths, apartment is two bedrooms with one full bath. Also a separate artists studio and large storage room. One of the few homes on island that is wheelchair accessible !!!
This private home is located just up the hill from wonderful Dorothea beach. The entry is surrounded by mature landscaping, giving the property a Caribbean feel that is hoped for but not always realized. It is surrounded by a wood fence, perfect for keeping animals in or out, but also adding privacy to an already remote location.
Once thru the gates, the path leads you to a large covered porch that soaks in the ocean and down island views. It primarily faces towards the North and East to not only capitalize on those views, but also accept the prevailing tradewinds. It also keeps it in the shade during the hotter afternoons, which is greatly desirable.
From the covered porch, you may enter into your choice of areas via large glass sliders. This allows the home to capitalize on both the views and the breezes, and such benefits are not only to the porch area. The design allows the winds to pass thru the home, making AC an afterthought.
The main level is handicap accessible, from parking to the covered deck to the main bedrooom and bathroom and kitchen. There is an additional loft bedroom upstairs, along with a half bath. This upper bedroom could be considered a master, as well, since it is quite large and very private. It also has sliders, and the higher views are an added bonus.
Access to the apartment can be done from outside the main fence via stairwell. This keeps the apartment separate from the main home, giving both parties lots of privacy. There is another entry on the opposing side of the home via stone stairwell, and this can lead from the lower apartment directly up to the pool area / deck. The apartment consists of two bedroom, a full bath, and a large great room with private covered deck. Ventilation here is also excellent, via sliders, unlike a majority of lower apartments that tend to be rather dank. But it is very airy, bright, and breezy.
As previously mentioned, there is a pool and hot tub. They sit on a small crest just steps from the house. It is surrounded by lovely vegetation / landscaping and formidable boulders. The views, as expected, are wonderful.
The property is quite large, about one full acre, and has some walking paths. It is very lush here in Dorothea, so it leaves a great opportunity to grow your own fruit trees of choice. Worth mentioning are the unique sculptures strewn around the property- works of art created by the owner / builder of the home.
The lowest level of the home houses the generator, and gives a large covered area for a workshop. This area is large and very hospitable for a tradesman or handiman.
Lastly, there is a separate outbuilding with its own parking, which is separated by the driveway that leads towards the lowest level of the home. The studio here is quite large, and has a full bathroom. Perfect situation as an artists studio. It is joined also by a large storage room that could be converted into another studio.
This home has so much potential. It is in a great location. It provides the opportunity to bring rental income thru the apartment. It is a great buy not just as a home, but also as an investment.