Comprising over five acres within minutes of the City of Hamilton, along with ownership of the road and access leading to coveted Grape Bay Beach, this magnificent Grade 1 historic estate was originally constructed sometime between 1790 - 1817 and is located in one of Bermuda's most elegant residential enclaves. Offering elevated city and harbour views, as well as far reaching South Shore vistas, Bellevue is a timeless classic that has benefitted from renovation in 2000. The focal point of the main floor plan is an exceptionally deep center verandah -- a south-facing, all-weather gathering place accessible from the entrance hall, the cedar-panelled library, the formal dining room and the sunny kitchen through its pantry. The main floor also includes the gracious living room with fireplace, and office, a games room and powder room. Upstairs, the beauty of Bellevue's layout for family life is evident with a generous landing/lounge opening to the north verandah, four beautiful bedrooms, three bathrooms, plus a fifth room that adjoins the master --ideal as a sitting room or even a nursery. All the main house bedrooms enjoy ocean or city/harbour views. Above the main floor games room are the fifth and sixth bedrooms with shared bathroom. A two-storey, one-bedroom guest cottage with an upper firelit sitting room said to have been the writing den for the likes of Eugene O'Neill and Terrance Rattigan completes the accommodation. Amenities at Bellevue include a tennis court, swimming pool and several outbuildings. The City of Hamilton, the Coral Beach & Tennis Club, the Point Finger Road medical district and several private schools are all nearby.