Luxury Bermuda home can be yours for a cool $45m

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Luxury: The impressive Chelston property, which is up for sale with a price tag of $45m.

    Photo credit: JP Rouja/LookBermuda Luxury: The impressive Chelston property, which is up for sale with a price tag of $45m.

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Luxury: The impressive Chelston property, which is up for sale with a price tag of $45m.

    Photo credit: JP Rouja/LookBermuda Luxury: The impressive Chelston property, which is up for sale with a price tag of $45m.

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Luxury: The impressive Chelston property, which is up for sale with a price tag of $45m.

    Photo credit: JP Rouja/LookBermuda Luxury: The impressive Chelston property, which is up for sale with a price tag of $45m.

  • Photo credit: JP Rouja/LookBermuda
Luxury: The impressive Chelston property, which is up for sale with a price tag of $45m.

    Photo credit: JP Rouja/LookBermuda Luxury: The impressive Chelston property, which is up for sale with a price tag of $45m.

  • Photo credit: JP Rouja/LookBermuda
Luxury: The impressive Chelston property, which is up for sale with a price tag of $45m.

    Photo credit: JP Rouja/LookBermuda Luxury: The impressive Chelston property, which is up for sale with a price tag of $45m.

  • Photo credit: JP Rouja/LookBermuda
Luxury: The impressive Chelston property, which is up for sale with a price tag of $45m.

    Photo credit: JP Rouja/LookBermuda Luxury: The impressive Chelston property, which is up for sale with a price tag of $45m.

  • Photo credit: JP Rouja/LookBermuda
Luxury: The impressive Chelston property, which is up for sale with a price tag of $45m.

    Photo credit: JP Rouja/LookBermuda Luxury: The impressive Chelston property, which is up for sale with a price tag of $45m.

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Luxury: The impressive Chelston property, which is up for sale with a price tag of $45m.

    Photo credit: JP Rouja/LookBermuda Luxury: The impressive Chelston property, which is up for sale with a price tag of $45m.

  • Photo credit: JP Rouja/LookBermuda
Luxury: The impressive Chelston property, which is up for sale with a price tag of $45m.

    Photo credit: JP Rouja/LookBermuda Luxury: The impressive Chelston property, which is up for sale with a price tag of $45m.

  • Photo credit: JP Rouja/LookBermuda
Luxury: The impressive Chelston property, which is up for sale with a price tag of $45m.

    Photo credit: JP Rouja/LookBermuda Luxury: The impressive Chelston property, which is up for sale with a price tag of $45m.

  • Photo credit: JP Rouja/LookBermuda
Luxury: The impressive Chelston property, which is up for sale with a price tag of $45m.

    Photo credit: JP Rouja/LookBermuda Luxury: The impressive Chelston property, which is up for sale with a price tag of $45m.

  • Photo credit: JP Rouja/LookBermuda
Luxury: The impressive Chelston property, which is up for sale with a price tag of $45m.

    Photo credit: JP Rouja/LookBermuda Luxury: The impressive Chelston property, which is up for sale with a price tag of $45m.

  • Photo credit: JP Rouja/LookBermuda
Luxury: The impressive Chelston property, which is up for sale with a price tag of $45m.

    Photo credit: JP Rouja/LookBermuda Luxury: The impressive Chelston property, which is up for sale with a price tag of $45m.

  • Photo credit: JP Rouja/LookBermuda
Luxury: The impressive Chelston property, which is up for sale with a price tag of $45m.

    Photo credit: JP Rouja/LookBermuda Luxury: The impressive Chelston property, which is up for sale with a price tag of $45m.

  • Photo credit: JP Rouja/LookBermuda
Luxury: The impressive Chelston property, which is up for sale with a price tag of $45m.

    Photo credit: JP Rouja/LookBermuda Luxury: The impressive Chelston property, which is up for sale with a price tag of $45m.

  • Photo credit: JP Rouja/LookBermuda
Luxury: The impressive Chelston property, which is up for sale with a price tag of $45m.

    Photo credit: JP Rouja/LookBermuda Luxury: The impressive Chelston property, which is up for sale with a price tag of $45m.


A former home of the US Consul General has been put up for sale with a $45 million price tag.

The luxurious Chelston, built between 1939 and 1941 for California oil baron Carbon Petroleum Dubbs, was conveyed to the US Government in 1964 and served as the official residence of the US Consul General for more than 30 years.

During that time, it housed guests including US President George Bush, Vice President Dan Quayle, Senators John Kerry, Edward Kennedy and Chris Dodd, General Colin Powell, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and actress Brooke Shields.

It was also known locally for hosting an annual July 4 celebration, which sometimes drew more than 3,000 people to the 14-acre property.

However the US sold the property to a US businessman in 1999 for around $15 million.

The estate features a 10,000 square foot main house overlooking Grape Bay and boasts 15 bedrooms and 19 baths, including three guest cottages and a staff cottage.

It also includes a well-equipped home cinema, a nearly Olympic size swimming pool, a croquet lawn and a wood-burning pizza oven.

A section of the official listing for the site reads: “Exemplifying understated elegance and incorporating the best of traditional Bermuda design, the main house, on three levels, is light-filled and spacious.

“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.”

Useful website: www.christiesrealestate.com.

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Published Feb 7, 2012 at 8:55 am (Updated Feb 7, 2012 at 8:55 am)

Luxury Bermuda home can be yours for a cool $45m

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