The Piano House
Partially Furnished Five Bedroom Three Bathroom Home
The “Piano House”, in the charming village of Upper Hell’s Gate, is a lovely, well-maintained two-level home that offers large, airy spaces perfect for vacation or full time living. It’s a wonderful opportunity to add those personal touches to make this house your own piece of the old world Caribbean life. Everything you need is here. The house is located at the end of a private drive whose entrance is bordered by two very lovely homes. The house itself provides lots of privacy and spectacular views overlooking St Eustatius, St Bart’s, St Kitts and the distant island of Nevis. Situated to capture the cool breezes, Piano House is filled with fresh air and beautiful tropical light. Wonderful old stonewalls surround the property. You can either close your double-door entrance and shut out the world or walk two minutes to the village of Hell’s Gate or 15 minutes to Windward Side (do expect an offer of a lift!) and socialize with the friendly and charming locals and expats.
The upper level provides 2000 sq feet of living space revolving around a 28 by 32 square foot great room with soaring 18 ft cathedral ceilings and oversized windows . The great room opens onto an inviting wooden deck with stunning views of the ocean and the 1000 sq meters of tropical foliage that surround the house. Inside, the great room combines everything you need for entertaining from small dinner parties to big receptions. The kitchen is a modern, open space design allowing the chef to be a part of the party. You can barbeque on the deck located next to the kitchen. Off the great room are a large bathroom and the master suite with two walk in closets, private bath, lots of space for relaxing with a good book and four front-facing windows overlooking undeveloped, pristine Spring Bay property and Statia. Down a long, wide hall are two additional bedrooms and shared full bath perfect for family or guests.
The 800 sq foot lower level is an open tiled space, perfect for conversion to a separate apartment or additional living space for the main house. A huge bonus is one of the largest private cisterns on island designed to hold almost 24,000 gallons of water.
Of traditional Saban design with ship lap siding and a NEW red roof, the home has been loving built and maintained by its local owners. Constructed of 4 x 8 treated Southern Yellow pine post and beam, the home was built using mortise and tenon and Oak peg with stainless steel fasteners, a building method used by artisan woodworks around the world.
Life here is gentle, peaceful, friendly and safe, a place of authentic Old World Caribbean charm and unspoiled natural beauty waiting for you to call it home.