Island Living at Home, A Stone Throw Away

When ‘modernistic-hype’ recede from the art world, one thing we won’t miss will be what curator Francesco Bonami calls the ‘Eventocracy.’ All this flashy ‘art-fair art’ and those highly produced spectacles and installations wow you for a minute until you move on to the next adrenaline event.outdoor-limestone-pool-copingoutdoor-limestone-flooring-castle-masnion-limestone-entryway-columnsoutdoor-limestone-antique-floors Only the Classical Bold Romantic has ever survived because it’s a good notion an immortal idea that stands on the sand dunes of time with a gentile smile on its face.”
This Majestic Historic 16th Century Palazzo embodies those wise words of Francesco Bonami. It is surrounded by high walls and 45,000 squared feet of gardens built all the way back in 1589.beautiful-mansion-with-limestone-wall-cladding-and-limestone-stairsIsland Living With Antique Limestone-14antique-limestone-flooring During the period that this Palazzo was built, Malta belonged to the Knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, who came here in 1530 and stayed for over 200 years.old-world-style-living-room-with-limestone-flooringmediterrenean-look-living-room-with-limestone-flooring-and-limestone-wall-cladding

In fact, it is said that the palazzo was the country residence of one of the Knights who was next in line to succeed the Grand Master.limestone-floors-stone-antiqueantique-thick-limestone-pool-coping

A plaque outside the palazzo was erected by Qormi local council testifying to its status as one of the oldest houses in the area.antique-limestone-wall-cladding-limestone-flooring

A grand vaulted hallway opens onto a large central courtyard that leads to several stately rooms all with exquisite architecture.beautiful-limestone-floors-with-antique-wall-cladding-in-old-provencal-dining-roomantique-limestone-flooring-in-antique-cottage-dining-room

The upper floor with its impressive Sala Nobile enjoys a continuous open stone balcony which surrounds the Palace and the elaborate staircase.antique-limestone-stairway-spiral

All terraces lead off the main rooms and overlook the stunning courtyard and the magical gardens, with its unique belvedere, orchards, groves, swimming pool and entertaining areas. Also complimenting this unique property is a baroque chapel, independent servant quarters, two large original stables, spring water, 10 car garage and other numerous features.outdoor-garden-with-antique-limestone-flooringLimestone-pool-coping

This residence exudes old world grandeur boldness and classical Romanticism and seamlessly merges it with first class comfort.antique-limestone-flooring-floors-bathroomantique-limestone-chapel-limesotne-wall-cladding-marble-pedestalantique-outdoor-limestone-floors-biblical-stone-flooring-limestone-entryway

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Harbor Island, home to the Bahama House, is our backdrop. The property marks the first island escape for the custom home builder and renter named ‘Eleven’. With the aide of Ancient Surfaces unique portfolio of rare architectural antique limestone lines ‘Eleven’ was able to set itself apart from the rest of the Frey.mansion-antique-limestone-flooring-wall-cladding The Tailored reclaimed West-Indies look that our ancient Limestone provides, reinforces the home-made guest experience that water enthusiasts, leisure travelers and Island hoppers will experience.Antique Limestone Flooring Pavers

The ‘Bahama House’ is within walking distance to dining, nightlife and the island’s beaches offering a lot for everyone regardless of their taste and interest. The house hospitality, accommodation and local guidance provides guests with a vast array of island adventures and entertainment options.gmg-bahama-house-inn-harbour-island-1008349

Unlike other boutique resorts, the House Manager will be on hand throughout guests’ stay ensuring that the visitors get the most out of their time on this beautiful and notoriously exclusive Caribbean island. Eleven’s guides will take guests on water-based adventures including bone-fishing, deep-sea fishing, paddle boarding, diving, kite surfing and snorkeling. thick stone coping floorNot to mention touring of the island and getting you out there into the exotic outdoors, caving, bicycling as well as beach coasting. For those who choose to just sit back, relax and enjoy the water and sun on top of our reclaimed millennium Limestone pool deck they would not be missing out at all. antique limestone pool copingA lazy and peaceful quality time can be spent in the Bahamas House backyard from dusk till dawn. fine dinning in paradise amidst antique stone elements while sharing a bottle of aged Bordeaux around our reclaimed stone fire pit is one of the most unique scenarios that guests get to experience while in the villa house…antique limestone pool coping pavers

The ‘Bahama House’ dates back to 1800 and has recently undergone an extensive restoration and stone renovation thanks to a star studded team of designers and architects who have enlisted Ancient Surfaces for all stone accenting. The house, a series of separate buildings arranged around a central pool, sleeps up to 22 people in two chic two-bedroom cottages, an original 1800s structure with three suites, and an annex with four suites. limestone-pool-coping-thick-paversThis arrangement of 11 rooms in four separate buildings makes the ‘Bahama House’ the place for family holidays, corporate events, wedding parties and friend getaways. Each property offers guests indoor and outdoor spaces and garden or bay views. There is however, two fully stocked private bars, a library and the famous pool with adjoining Jacuzzi hot tub for all to enjoy.limestone-pool-coping-floorlimestone pool coping

Open from November to July for exclusive use or on an individual room basis, the Bahama House’s in-house chef will prepare a breakfast for guests every morning.limestone flooring Guests can also use the property’s bicycles and daily beach set up. Buyout groups will further enjoy exclusive use of the property, house spirits, beer and wine, lunch or gourmet picnics, guided island adventures, use of the property boat and its seasoned captain, a dedicated manager, on-island transportation, a professional photographer and even a private security detail that will even make John Wick think twice before messing with you. Not too shabby for a measly Nine Grands a day don’t you think?Limestone flooring pavers

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