For those seeking to experience a truly Bermudian lifestyle, Spithead is one of the island's most historic and intriguing waterfront homes... complete with charming gardens, spectacular harbour views, boating facilities, an expansive waterfront terrace, a tennis court, a one-bedroom/one bathroom guest cottage, plus a studio cottage just right as a home gym, office or artist studio. The 18th-century residence of Hezekiah Frith, one of Bermuda's most notorious privateers, Spithead was also formerly the home of playwright Eugene O'Neill and visited by film star Charlie Chaplin. Later, the estate was purchased by Bermudian artist Joy Bluck Waters whose paintings still bring grace and charm to the current interior. Most recently, this exceptional property has served well as Bermuda home of top corporate executives and their families. Though 300 years old, Spithead has benefited from significant updates over the years, including a brand new kitchen in 2017 -- though in sympathetic style -- as well as a more extensive renovation in 2010/11 including upgraded bathrooms and guest cottage. For boaters, the dock/waterfront terrace, boat slip, and moorings are superb. For families, Warwick Academy, the ferry to the City of Hamilton, the Belmont Hills Golf Club and Blu (one of Bermuda's favourite restaurants) are just a short ride away. Spithead is an example of a traditional Bermuda 'inverted' floor plan. The upper floor comprises the formal drawing room, library/sitting room, master bedroom suite and two additional bedroom suites, while the kitchen, dining room, two more guest bedroom suites, housekeeper's quarters, a large laundry/utility room occupy the garden level. But in some ways, Spithead was ahead of its time. All the bedrooms include en suite bathrooms. Older Bermuda homes tend to be limited on storage, but not so at Spithead. Three of the five main-house bedroom include 'walk-in' closets and/or dressing rooms. The dining room, with its fireplace, new marble floors, cedar skirting, and French doors, also offers a large china closet; and the laundry/utility room and adjoining pantry offer very generous storage and cupboard space. Currently, there are three working wood-burning fireplaces. Spithead is a light-filled home with water views from most room. Offered partially furnished, unfurnished or full furnished.
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