This has been a home and studio bungalow for the Des Moines Register illustrator who came to Nevis to found the Essential Journey Map Visitor Guide from 2003 to 2016. The artist worked with local craftsmen to create a comfy and vernacular/modern fused design. It is a refuge and sanctuary of natural beauty for an individual or couple desiring an ideal environment for inspiration. Write, paint, create, plant, harvest and live on the hillside above Church Ground and Brown Pasture. This lovely mixed local and expat neighborhood with views of the sea, is just a short ride to Charlestown for shopping, to Hermitage Plantation Inn and Montpelier Plantation Inn and Bananas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or cocktails.
This charming cottage is single storey, compact with everything one needs to be cosy and comfortable.
Age: Built in 2011/2013
Living Room: Enter into a great room - living room with sitting area, exposed beam ceilings, and - open to a corner kitchen with counter and stools
Kitchen: The best part about the Kitchen its sweeping views to the Caribbean Sea. It is a U-style with counter space for two stools. Gas range, refrigerator and sink and plenty of vertically emphasised cabinetry by Chickee Hull from Gingerland.
Bedroom: One bedroom is accessible from four areas. From the kitchen, the front veranda, the bathroom and from the rear utility room and loft. The living room/kitchen and bedroom both have West Indian double doors and windows looking out to the veranda and the sea beyond. Nothing like watching a storm brewing over the sea from your comfy warm bed.
A loft bed in the addition, built by Fred Davis, master joiner and carpenter can double as a second sleeping area for one.
Bathroom: Nevis-stone surround tub/shower with pedestal sink and handmade shelving also built by Fred Davis is compact and stylish.
Veranda: Open veranda - Screened veranda enhances outdoor living space for dining, reading or relaxing.
Cottage: There is a second cottage shell on the property which is behind the main cottage. It is set on a firm foundation and a roof that was built in 2014. This could be finished as a second and third bedroom with bath, or a private cottage with bedroom, bath and kitchen. Or this could be finished as a studio with a large porch.
Utilities: Public water, Nevis Electric Co., high speed internet available.
Construction: Sturdy cinder block construction, wooden, with galvanized roof. terra cotta tiles, and Stone. Second structure has raised concrete block foundation and wood.
Details: Fenced yard. The best neighborhood of single-family homes just a couple miles from downtown Charlestown. Soursop, grape vines, bougainvillea, yellowbell, ficus, elephant ears, birds of paradise, ferns, and coconut trees cradle the property in privacy from neighbors. Areca palms welcome you beyond the sliding iron entry gate. The cottages capture the most gorgeous easterly breezes year-round from the edge of the rainforest 750 feet above sea level. Green vervet monkeys are a mainstay and tend to congregate under the Neem tree where they feel safe. This truly is the quaint dreamy Caribbean bungalow.
Also close by is Eden Life Rejuvenation Center, a holistic health center for massage and natural treatments.