This interesting a 3,500-square-foot multilevel home was built in 1975 by Ian Morrison, who took inspiration for the design from Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings.” In case you wanted to compare the house to the Lord of the Rings again click here and find savings on the books and the films. The house is set atop a hill in Barbados, which is an independent continental island in the western Atlantic Ocean. There are distant views of ocean and mature trees, a patio, a pool and a gazebo sheltering a bathtub.
The property is in St. Joseph, a parish that extends from the center of the island to the eastern coast. Shopping, nightlife and public beaches are a 25-minute drive away in Holetown. The airport is about an hour drive.
The dining room, which is surrounded by green foliage.
A hallway, which leads to a bedroom.
The dining room.
One of the home’s four bedrooms.
The master bedroom.
Most of the properties in Barbados, where swimming is not recommended, houses start at about $1 million. In general, inland property, where this home is situated, is 30 to 40 percent cheaper. The most desirable properties are found along the calm western beaches known as the ‚ÄúPlatinum Coast.‚Äù There, 900-square-foot one-bedroom condominiums start at $850,000.
The majority of foreign buyers in Barbados, formerly a British colony, are from England. In recent years, the strength of the British pound provided favorable exchange rates. American and Canadian buyers also own homes in Barbados.
A gazebo shelters an outdoor bathtub.