30,28 Kongens Gade

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, U.S.
USD $2,975,000
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3 Beds
3 Baths
5280 sqft
Source ID D9-1583-T80
Built 1829

Description

Acreage in square feet. Lavalette House built for a French sea captain by an Italian architect using Spanish motifs . Alexander Lavalette's townhouse, now know as 1829, is one of the largest residences in King's quarter including hand painted Moroccan tiles, a stained glass window by William Comfort Tiffany called In Search of the Promised Land. The historical kitchen which was turned into a bar is unusual in that it was built inside the main house. Standing in front of the hotel you can still see Captain's AL initials in the wrought iron of the upstairs balcony. The house was a private residence until 1900 when it opened as a hotel. Very famous people came there to play Backgammon and enjoy the specially crafted cocktails and gourmet meals, Upper bedrooms were destroyed in the last hurricane but were allowed previously and the second floor now used as a Rumporium were historically bedrooms so this property has the potential to be reconfigured on the interior, but the exterior must stay within the historic preservation guidelines. FAMOUS PEOPLE WHO FREQUENTED 1829 WERE ROBERT LUDLUM, ROBERT PLANT, ADNON KHASHOGGI, JOHN PATRICK,FARAH PAHLAVI, GENE GUTOWSKI, VICTOR BORGE,LEONARD BERNSTEIN, MAMA CASS, MARIA CALLAS, OLIVE LEEDS, HORST BULOW AND MANY MORE.

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Historic, Private Islands, Tropical, Water View.

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