Belle Garden, Richmond Great House RS187 TT$10,080,000
Richmond Great House is the oldest and finest example of the plantation house which was once the main architectural feature of the Tobago landscape. Dating from the late 18th century, Richmond Great House is finely situated on a hilltop overlooking the Atlantic as well as the Main Ridge hills to the north. It is mid-way between Charlotteville and Scarborough, just off the Windward Road between Glamorgan and Belle Garden, and only a half hour from the capital. The property is 5.7 acres of which 3.7 acres are freehold and 2 acres are leased from the State to provide nature walks and bird watching. There is a floodlit tennis court, and a swimming pool 37’ x 17’ to complete the available activities. The Great House is a timber and London brick, Georgian colonial style architecture, with nine guest rooms and a large, central wood-paneled hall and dining room. This is the oldest part of the house, dating from c.1760. Another two reception rooms on either side of the dining room complete the public rooms, and in addition there is a large kitchen, study, two staff rooms, laundry room, pantry and tool room. The seven newest guest rooms were added in 1994 when the lower level of the original house was excavated to provide additional space as well as to strengthen the foundations. Further modern additions to the Great House include a three bedroomed annex to the rear of the house, renovated in 1998, an outdoor restaurant and bar built in 1986 and a conference hall added in 1995. Richmond Great House comes with a fine collection of foreign and local antique furniture including four-poster beds, tables and chairs. More unusually, there is also an exciting collection of African art, some 150 pieces, including handsome and ornate carved chairs, tables and walking sticks, plus carvings in wood, ivory, malachite and bronze, textile and leather pieces and a small doll collection. This African art is separately valued at US$300,000. Property listed for sale at US$1,500,000 and payment to be made in that currency. Price converted to TT$ at exchange rate of 6.4 to 1.0. All exchange rates are subject to change.
- Land Size
- 5.7 acres
- Leasehold / Freehold
- US Dollar List Price
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