The stately Old Battery property in Bermuda is an enormous stretch of land (4.5 acres to be exact) comprised of a massive mansion as well as two self-contained cottages, dubbed the Powder Keg and the Bluebird cottage. It’s the perfect vacation spot – why spend thousands of dollars very year on a resort when you can invest that money and own a home!
The estate has a grand total of nine bedrooms, nine baths and two partial baths. It’s currently on the market for $23 million and once you step through its doors, you’ll begin to realize why it’s actually a steal.The ground floor’s layout is unlike any other with its two-storey high living room and dazzling Palladian staircase.This monstrous room features a cedar panelled bar, powder room and wine cellar. There’s also plenty of places to sit and relax by the fireplace with a good book which you can take from the mini library just beside the leftmost staircase.The upper floor is surrounded by a lengthy gallery which overlooks the living room below. The rooms on the second floor include this romantic dining room accented by a high ceiling and rural-looking drapery. The kitchen is bathed with a soft white palette with the occasional touch of color here and there, such as the wooden chairs or fresh green table and chairs.The rest of the rooms, including the bedrooms, contain furniture and styling cues from the 1970’s and 80’s with plenty of flower patterns in the curtains and furniture. Perhaps the most exquisite room in this home is possibly the smallest: this glamorous bathroom. The glitter specks in the wall, ceiling and countertop shine like thousands of tiny diamonds embedded into the marble and the gothic-looking octagonal mirror in the middle only adds to its allure.The other bathroom offers a lovely oval jacuzzi in a pavilion-like structure and charming decor. Outside, you either sink your toes into the famous white sand beach (after maneuvering between some rocks, of course) or take a dip in your kidney-shaped vanishing-edge pool. For your guests, the Powder Keg or Bluebird cottage is at their disposal, offering similar amenities as the mansion but on a smaller scale. This adorable yellow kitchen features sea blue countertops and adjacent to it is a dining table with plenty of natural light. For $23 million, you can’t go wrong with this mansion on the island!Source: Sotheby’s]