Runnemede, Galera Point RS307 TT$5,695,000
Facing west across the Coffee River valley towards Anse Flamengo with its smaller coves of Celery Bay and Gordon Bay, and dominating the steep hillside from its grandstand position is the historic villa called Galera Point. Designed and built in 1962 by Anthony C Lewis & Associates on part of a 6 acre freehold parcel, the house was from the start an object of keen interest thanks to the celebrity of its British owner, photographer Norman Parkinson. Today the house remains almost as originally built with the exception of the kitchen which was modernized in 2004. Galera Point’s claim to fame is its stunning floor to ceiling vertical wooden shutters which are a feature of the master bedroom, the dining room, and also the living room which additionally has a sliding glass wall facing the sea. The sliding panels are made up of rectangles of blue, green, yellow and orange glass. Everything is designed to open the house to the panoramic valley and coastal views and allow maximum light and breeze to enter. There are very few solid walls. Accommodation : Living Room 20 x 31 ft with a glass / decorative block wall on the south side, sliding glass panels on the north-west and shutters at the western end. The floor is tiled with Italian marble. There are external steps down to an open verandah overlooking the pool. Dining Room 20 x 24 irregular six-sided shape with vertical shutters on two valley-facing walls and ceramic tile floor. Steps down to the verandah and pool. Dining suite seats 8. Off the dining room is the modern kitchen 10 x 16 fully fitted and equipped with usual appliances, with hexagonal floor tiles. Master Bedroom 18 x 14 with vertical shutters on the western wall and decorative block on two side walls. An ornate carved wooden canopy hangs over the king-size bed and the wardrobe is built in to one side. The floor is tiled with old-fashioned blue/terracotta patterned tiles manufactured in Trinidad which echo the decorative block walls and give the room an exotic Arabian air. Bathroom One 12 x 8 fully tiled with tub and shower. Bedroom Two 14 x 10 and Bedroom Three 9 x 12 share the second bathroom which is 10 x 5. Bedrooms all have ceiling fans. Below the living room, off the pool deck, there is a laundry room and bathroom, and an additional room with bathroom that could be used as a fourth bedroom, or activity / TV room. The house is a standard block construction with wooden shingle roof. There is a security system installed and water tanks. There is a large 6-sided pool the same shape as the dining room with concrete hexagonal tile surround and pump room. The open pool deck extends on the north side under the house providing a shaded liming area with bar. Leading from this area is a path to a tiled gazebo that overlooks the coast and has views west to Buccoo Reef. There is a footpath from the gazebo to the bays below. At the front of the house is a covered garage and at the top of the long driveway is a one bed/one bath cottage overlooking the valley. Land area is approx 6 acres (2.5ha) and is very steep in places. Property listed for sale at US$850,000 and payment to be made in that currency. Price converted to TT$ at exchange rate of 6.4 to 1.0. All exchange rates are subject to change.
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- 6 acres
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