Designed in the traditional French Caribbean style, this five-bedroom, five-bathroom house has received praise for its architectural style, sought-after location and breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea.
Built in 1869, this iconic property was one of the first houses built in the downtown area of Isabel Segunda. Resurrected in 1989, it was rebuilt with the help of New York architect Ed Knowles and local craftsmen. The structure was restored on the house’s original footprint, built better and stronger than ever before. Today, this iconic waterfront house is arguably the most beloved home on Vieques.
The house was designed around two atriums, which provide spectacular open-air views, with one atrium hosting a small garden and the other a beautiful fresh-water pool, with ocean views. The flowing breezes entering and exiting each of the atriums provide for a wonderful and relaxing environment. The traditional and carefully designed space offers a source of natural daylight, unique gathering spots, and year-round greenery right in the middle of the home. No doubt, this property is an oasis nestled away, protected, and ready to be fully enjoyed.
Upon entering from the main entrance, visitors are welcomed into a foyer and sitting area. Leading from the foyer into the gardened atrium, visitors are sure to be enchanted when they see the homes large living room with open views to the ocean. To the side of the living room is a teak-cabineted kitchen designed with its own breakfast nook on a balcony overlooking the oceanside garden.
The homes’ five bedrooms all have access to at least one of the atriums, and each have ensuite full bathrooms. The bedrooms include high ceilings with teak wood French doors, the same seen throughout Old San Juan.
The seaside garden surrounds a large flamboyan tree that blooms from May through August, is framed by two large coconut palm trees, and includes private steps down to the beach. Paddle boarding, or mooring your own boat are easily done from this location. Between the manicured garden and the atrium, you’ll always be surrounded by greenery and blooms in this home.
In addition to the main house, this sale includes a parking space and workshop across the street. The parking space is large enough for one vehicle and is fenced in with a gate. The workshop is a traditional and historical building unto itself, and has been restored using the original craftsmanship. This could be turned into a separate living quarters or used in its current state as a craftsman’s workshop or artist loft.
This property is arguably one of the most iconic and traditional looking houses on the island of Vieques. We can’t wait to find the right owner to love and care for this special home. Let us know when you would like to see it.
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