Historic Chelston for sale - at $45 million
One of the most magnificent estates in the world - the 14-acre Chelston site in Bermuda - is on the market: for $45 million.
It is being sold via Christie’s International Real Estate affiliate John Sinclair.
Christie’s website describes it as: “Graced with an impressive provenance and located just minutes from Hamilton, this grandly proportioned 14-acre Bermuda beachfront estate was the subject of a carefully orchestrated three-year renovation by a world-class team of international architects, builders, and craftsmen.
“The result is a private family compound of the finest calibre. In addition to the 10,000 square foot main house, accommodation includes three, three-bedroom guest cottages; a two-bedroom staff cottage, as well as a pool house, and a charming beach pavilion.
“Gated entry, a near Olympic-size zero-edge pool, a croquet lawn, acres of rolling lawns for myriad recreational pursuits, and the pink sands of Grape Bay Beach are among the many amenities. Chelston now stands among the most significant estates in the world.”
Conveyed to the US government in 1964, the prestigious property, on Grape Bay,served as the official Bermuda residence of the United States Consul General for more than 30 years. During that time famous guests included US President George Bush and Vice President Dan Quayle, Senator John Kerry, Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut, General Colin Powell, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, actor Michael Douglas, and model/actress Brooke Shields, to name a few.