FOR SALE: THE BISHOP'S HOUSEMonday 5th September 2016
For Sale: US$1,200,000
The Bishop’s House, a majestic former colonial style residence, more than a century old, straddles two streets (Long and Church Sts.) in upper St. John’s. This wonderful building was fondly referred to as the ‘house with a 100 windows’. It is situated on 0.25 acre and features a beautifully shaded tropical garden courtyard with a delightful assortment of trees, including fruit trees, palms, and vines.
There are eight main rooms (4 up and 4 down), all with the beautiful, traditional high ceilings of its era, and several other adjoining rooms upstairs on the enclosed verandas. The oversized doors and shuttered windows of the rooms maintain a very cool environment. The Bishop’s House has two bathrooms and a kitchen along with a garage with access on Church Street. There is also a more modern annex building sitting independently on the property along the Church Street side. A small concrete cistern in the yard serves the property’s water needs.
The Bishop’s House sits between the historical ‘Big Church’ (Anglican Cathedral and the Antigua Recreation Grounds (ARG), opposite the Governor’s Residence, and diagonally across the road of the former Catholic Cathedral, all of which are presently being restored to their former glory days.
The ‘house with a 100 windows’ is a fantastic project for restoration. It is also an exceptionally well placed property for commerce in St. John’s being located two blocks from the East Bus Station and within walking distance to all banks and businesses.
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