With a steady flow of cool mountain breezes flowing through from the East, on to the wrap around porches which characterize both floors, spectacular 180° views beckon, of the Cabrits National Park, the Caribbean Sea, the small college community of Picard and the picturesque town of Portsmouth. Located on Banana Trail, this lovely house for sale in Picard, Portsmouth, in the heights of Blanca consists of twelve (12) rooms and sits on 12,374 sq.ft. of land.
The Western portion of the well manicured lawn, gently slopes to a variety of fruit trees: coconut, banana, lime and mango. To the back of the property, which faces North, a small ravine with a trickle of fresh water runs through. There is ample room for planting more fruit trees, floral landscaping or backyard vegetable gardening. A swimming pool, a fire pit or a lovely deck are also fine ideas of more outdoor fun for the buyer of this property.
The front of this house for sale in Picard faces South with the paved access road alongside, while the garage forms the basement on the Western portion of the house, running from South to North. There is outdoor parking in front of the garage as well sufficient for two vehicles.
At the entry way on the ground floor, one is greeted to a gracious and cozy foyer. Located on this floor are an open concept and quite expansive living / dining/mini-bar/ kitchen space, an office/study, laundry room and one (1) full bathroom: shower stall, toilet and face basin. The layout of the kitchen is U-shaped with large counters, double sinks and pine wood, varnished cupboards. The floors are all fitted in a diamond pattern with large, stone cut tiles. The wrap around porch on this floor can be accessed from the entryway, the foyer and doors which open out of the living/dining area.
Ascent to the first (1st) floor is by way of a white pine varnished staircase which is framed by sturdy, tinted, floor to ceiling glass panels and another chandelier, providing magnificent views (while ascending /descending) of the fruit trees, vegetation, mountains and yard space to the East. There are four (4) bedrooms consisting of one (1) master suite and three (3) other bedrooms. All of the bedrooms contain built-in shelving and closet spaces.
The master suite sharing the South/West corner of the first floor, is self contained with shower stall, toilet and face basin; while there is another bathroom off the top landing and next to the bedroom on the South/Eastern corner of this floor.
Two bedrooms to the back of the house share a full bathroom: shower stall, bathtub (separate from shower stall), toilet and face basin. One of these bedrooms has a self contained balcony. All the other bedrooms have doors leading to the huge, wraparound porch. The water is heated via a solar heater on the roof top and the electric current throughout the entire house is 110v/220v compatible.
Within close proximity (less than 5 minute drive) from the prestigious and renowned Ross University School of Medicine, restaurants ranging from fine dining to quick meals on the go, supermarkets, many beaches of choice (including a water park), paddling on the Indian River (where parts of the Pirates of the Caribbean sequels have been filmed) and a plethora of hiking trails.
The vicinity of this house for sale in Picard offers peace and tranquility, lovely sunsets and so much more. This gem is for sale at the price of EC$ 1.1 million.