A $45 million worth Chelston property on Grape Bay Beach which over 30 years served as the official Bermuda residence of the United States Consul General is now on sale. The beachfront estate which was constructed between 1939-1941 for Carbon Petroleum Dubbs is located just minutes from Hamilton.
It extends on 14-acre and was carefully renovated by a world-class team, of international architects, builders, and craftsmen, for tree years. The property has 10,000 square foot main house, three-bedroom guest cottages, a two-bedroom staff cottage, a poolhouse, and a charming beach pavilion, gated entry, a 75- by 40- foot, zero-edge pool, a croquet lawn, acres of rolling lawns for myriad recreational pursuits, and the pink sands of Grape Bay Beach.
Inside, the house boasts the graceful dining room wallpaper, a salt-water aquarium, the library, a well-equipped home cinema, a family room and a gym, a two-bedroom/two bathroom manager’s suite, office, a rare Chinese stone fireplace, High ‘Bermuda tray’ ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, multiple sets of French doors, generous room proportions and a general consistency of finishes throughout the estate are Chelston’s hallmarks.
With beautiful views on Atlantic Ocean, this house hosted many celebrities, such as President George Bush and Vice President Dan Quayle, Senator John Kerry, Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut, Senator John Breaux of Louisiana, General Colin Powell, former Democratic Presidential contender Michael and Mrs. Dukakis, former Secretary of State Edwin Meese, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, President Ronald Reagan’s daughter Maureen, newspaper columnist Ann Landers, actor Michael Douglas. [Christie’s International Real Estate]