Duxbury is a charming family home situated in the desirable area of Tuckers Town on Bermudas south shore. Perched on a hilltop, Duxburys nearly 2 acre property enjoys views in all directions, taking in the sweeping panorama of the south shore, a quiet mangrove lake to the north, and glimpsing through the trees the adjacent Mid-Ocean Golf Course.
The house and grounds have been lovingly cared for by the family that originally built the home some 50 years ago. Recent renovations to the kitchen and master suite, in particular, attest to the value attached to the familys Bermuda home. The gardens are typified by manicured lawns, select mature plantings and various magical secluded areas for enjoying Bermudas abundant good weather and Duxburys own special setting.
The house, itself, takes full advantage of its site. The entrance hall opens on the left to the living spaces of the house, on the right to master and guest bedroom suites, and straight ahead out onto the garden overlooking the south shore and providing ample covered seating and a sheltered pool area with a cottage housing a further guest studio.
The living room is graciously accented by the tall tray ceiling, a fireplace with Bermuda cedar mantelpiece, and large glass French doors leading out to the seaside gardens. Adjoining it, the dining room, also featuring a tall tray ceiling, opens onto the large covered patio area providing space for lounging, outdoor dining, a bar and barbecue.
The kitchen is entered through a cedar door from the dining room or through an extension of the front hall. Spacious and recently renovated, the open beamed kitchen provides both counter-stool seating at the grand central island and a charming bay window breakfast nook. A gas range is built into the island. Double wall ovens and a large side-by-side refrigerator/freezer make planning and preparing large family meals a treat. And the view from the sink! Suffice it to say guests will be vying for the opportunity to help clean up! Off the kitchen you will find a laundry room, a half-bath, and a small (staff) bedroom.
To the right of the entrance hall, overlooking the southerly views, is the master suite: a large bedroom opening out onto the garden, a new master bath with double shower, double sinks, a freestanding soaking tub and a heated towel bar. The tiling is travertine with glass accents, creating a soothing spa-like atmosphere. And the suite includes a bonus office/study/music room with open beams above and windows on 3 sides.
Opposite the master suite is a second bedroom suite, and down a comfortable spiral stair is a third, with its own outdoor access on the north side of the house.