Agapanthus On Grape Bay
As a British Overseas Territory uniquely located just two-hours from New York City and 6 hours from London, Bermuda’s gracious way of life, sophisticated business infrastructure, quality schools, and semi-tropical climate make it the choice for today’s International Purchaser. Agapanthus, a classic waterfront estate, is perfectly situated overlooking Grape Bay on Paget’s gold coast. This gated 4.2 acre property provides a sparkling and serene jewel-like setting from which to embrace island life yet it is only minutes from the City of Hamilton. Elegant, refreshed, and transformed in recent years, this is a generous, light-filled family home of substantial scale offering 12,000 square feet between the five bedroom main house, two-bedroom guest cottage, two-bedroom staff apartment, gym cottage, and beach cabana. Most rooms enjoy glorious south shore views, with high ceilings and either marble or hardwood floors.
First impressions are breath taking – the dramatic two storey high entrance hall looks onto the turquoise Atlantic water frontage through wide French doors, which also feature in most of the south-facing rooms. Yet for all its beauty, the thoughtful, comfortable layout at Agapanthus may be the real star. Here is a two-storey home with substantial bedroom suites and living areas on both levels, which are accessible by main staircase, elevator, or the second stair hall. The main-floor plan includes a family living room with beamed ceiling, fireplace, bar, custom cabinetry, and French doors to the terrace and pool beyond. With the same azure view, the pale blue formal dining room is a gorgeous standout with carved- marble fireplace surround and hardwood floors. At the end of a wide hall, the combined office and TV room accommodates his & her desks with Grape Bay as the stunning backdrop. A conservatory with a high, hexagonal skylight; the spacious center-island kitchen with breakfast area and butler’s pantry; the panelled, firelit library; two guest bedroom suites (one with a connecting nursery or sitting room) and an ocean-view children’s bedroom/playroom complete the main level. The spacious, marble floored entrance hall leads on to the main galleried staircase with its balcony and Palladian window; the upper landing serves as a charming seating area. From here, private halls lead to the elegant master suite, with his & her bathrooms and dressing rooms, as well as to a pretty fourth bedroom suite. The upper landing also provides transition to the formal drawing/living room with glowing hardwood floor, high tray ceiling, fireplace, and French-door access to the south-facing balcony. This is a special room; while it is sophisticated and spacious for entertaining, it also accommodates quiet pursuits like a game of cards in a sun-filled corner or a desk for inspired letter writing that gazes out to Bermuda’s signature South Shore view. Adjoining to the east of the drawing room is a classic Bermuda cedar wood wet bar and the second stair hall, which leads back down to the hall linking the family living room, dining room and kitchen. Stepping outside to the long south-facing covered terrace, Agapanthus’ grounds shine bright with a well-designed swimming pool, tennis court, putting green, vegetable garden, and a separate cottage just right as a yoga studio or home gym. Beyond, the grassy acreage rolls gently to the beach cabana perfect for picnics and evening drinks. Invariably, guests, children, and dogs alike all enjoy a sea swim and exploring the rock pools and pink sands of private Grape Bay Beach.