House - For Sale
1,675,000 USD
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
Partly furnished

House · For sale · 1,675,000 USD · 3 bedrooms

Live historic at "Clifton Heights", a regal 18th century 3-bedroom and 3-bathroom home sitting on 2.379-acres in Hamilton Parish. Many storied residents have called this property home, from politicians to renowned 'The Secret Garden' author Frances Hodgson Burnett who used the expansive property to indulge her passion for growing roses, tending to over 700 rose bushes once planted on the grounds. The Grade 2 listed building exudes charm with its unique Bermudian architecture including a welcoming arms staircase, cedar accents and tall ceilings. The home consist of spacious living areas off the main entry, with separate kitchen dining and living rooms. There is also a formal living room with ornate fireplace and stunning cedar bookcases. The covered front porch is the perfect place to enjoy views of the North Shore. In addition to the main house there is a 1-bedroom and 1-bathroom apartment and storage building which houses the laundry area as well as a swimming pool. Rarely are affordable properties of this size available for purchase be a part of this homes illustrious history and add your own at "Clifton Heights". Frances Hodgson Burnett loved Bermuda The English born, American naturalized author won international renown in 1886 for her book "Little Lord Fauntleroy" before she emigrated to the USA. In 1911, her "The Secret Garden" was published and also became an instant global best seller. It has often been claimed, wrongly, that she wrote this book based on a garden she kept in Bailey's Bay, Hamilton Parish, Bermuda. In fact, it wasn't until after it was published that she visited Bermuda for the first time - and stayed. After a brief sojourn at the Princess Hotel, she rented a house called "Clifton," then owned by the Outerbridge family, in Bailey's Bay, on the North Shore Road. Like other famous writers before her, Burnett settled in Bermuda to get away from the chronic claustrophobia of an adoring public in the USA and the winter weather of her Long Island New York home. At Clifton she was able to indulge in her passion for growing roses. She once wrote to her friends about her 762 roses: "They will bloom when New York is 70 degrees below zero and London is black with fog and slopped with mud and rain." She loved Bermuda so much she continued to reside here until her death in 1924 at the age of 75.