THE CALVARY – Castries, St. Lucia
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THE CALVARY – Castries, St. Lucia Overview
Perched on a hill overlooking the city centre of Castries, the Caribbean Sea, and the neighbouring hillside communities, is The Calvary.
Perched on a hill overlooking the city centre of Castries, the Caribbean Sea, and the neighboring hillside communities, is The Calvary. Built in true Caribbean Style architecture, it has not only withstood the test of time, but if its walls could talk, it would speak of a St. Lucian history dating back to the 1950’s. 2.7 acres of moderately flat land sits enclosed by high retaining walls off the Calvary Road, while the Caribbean style home is hidden away behind the luxuriant vegetation that muffles the sounds of the city centre life below. The Calvary consists of the main house measuring 8,642 sf and an ancillary building measuring 1,770 sf.
The main house, which is elevated by a concrete foundation embedded with stone, has a wonderful pond feature and a spacious balcony that wraps around the majority of the ground floor. On the basement level is the gardeners’ quarters with a bedroom, bathroom and storage area. The first floor/main level consist of a living room, dining area, kitchen, a powder room and 3 ensuite bedrooms, along with multiple rooms that have been used as storage rooms, office space, a library, etc. All the bedrooms have access to the balcony and may either have a direct view of Castries or the nearby hills. Some parts of the main house were added on approx. 50 years ago, while other parts were renovated 7 years ago. The first floor is attached to the main house and has a separate entrance and living quarter that consist of a living room, kitchen and 2 ensuite bedrooms.
The ancillary building, which in a past time was used as a preschool, is now a storage room. The grounds are immaculate and overflow with a variety of fruits trees such as mangoes, flowering plants and wonderful outdoor spaces for entertaining or relaxing. The Calvary offers one the comfort of being within the city (less than 1 minute away by car and 3 minutes by foot) without being IN the city. It is near impossible to find such a generous sized lot in Castries that can offer one multiple uses – from constructing apartments to a commercial building, an activity centre, a boutique hotel, a school or, it could even be subdivided into smaller lots to resell as residential lots. At The Calvary, the possibilities are endless.
Within the city centre without being IN the city
2.7 acres of land - rare find in Castries