The circa 1830 plantation house, once the centerpiece of the island’s sugar plantation, reopened in November 2016 following a one-year, six-million-dollar restoration. The new Estate House includes a main restaurant and the 1830 Bar with three new private dining rooms as well as a wine room all inspired by the home's rich history and island traditions.
Richly combining the impressions of a traditional colonial home with a contemporary perspective, The Estate House’s redesign, led by acclaimed designer Dennis Irvine, represents a modern interpretation of the Colonial spirit. Retaining historical elements of the original structure, the redesign pays homage to The Estate House’s roots in empire-era glamour with subtle nods to the island’s history and traditions throughout. A two-story, vaulted ceiling provides a dramatic entryway to the bar, while an airy courtyard, connecting the main restaurant, three private dining rooms, and the Wine Room, serve as an idyllic outdoor lounge space to savor pre or post dinner drinks amongst tropical plants and a fountain made by a local artist. Curated local artwork depicting local Antiguan life, flora, and fauna, and vintage maps adorn the walls, while sophisticated tableware and accessories offer a refined dining experience. Inspired by the island’s verdant landscape, a color palette of rich greens have been employed, and hand-crafted furnishings in ebony, teak, rattan, and wicker will emulate the style of past travelers and explorers. Sweeping terraces will offer unparalleled views of the island landscape.