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370 Calle Antonio Mellado

VIEQUES, PR 00765
  • $299,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 44 Days
  • MLS #: PR9098312
$299,000
  • 4
    BEDS
  • 0.07
    ACRES
  • 1
    BATHS
  • 0
    1/2 BATHS
  • 1,105
    SQFT
  • $271
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1910
County:

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Description

Casa Bentez Castao is one of the best preserved examples of the Criolle Neoclassic style home on Vieques. Named after the original owner, a lawyer, this historic property is one of the oldest properties in use today on Vieques. Built in 1910, the original wood structure has been expanded over the years to include an indoor kitchen, full bathroom and storage space. Because of its ideal geographic location in Isabel Segunda, this property has been used as a commercial space for the past few decades. It has hosted coffee shops, retail space, tour operators and event planners. Its best current use is as a commercial/retail space, but could easily be converted and returned to its residential glory. Could you be the soul that restores this beauty and helps preserve part of the Vieques heritage? The layout of the original building is a mirror image of the property across the street, the historic Casa Delerme-Anduze. Built on a raised bed above street level, an ample front veranda welcomes one into the main middle room that still has its mediopunto partition, as well as the 4 side rooms. All of the rooms in the original structure are connected with doorways, used to maintain airflow and keep the structure cool. Mini Split air conditioners have been added to a few rooms, which have been turned into bedrooms. A variety of traditional pressed tiles can be found throughout the original structure, adding to the historic charm of the property. The roofed box structure has a sheet metal covered roof on top of truss-type roof structure. The high ceilings aid in the dissipation of hot air and convection of cool breezes. An addition off the back of the original structure contains a kitchen, full bathroom, laundry room, and storage area. A garden, accessible from the side and back of the house, is suitable for outdoor dining or quiet contemplation. Casa Bentez Castao is a type of architecture is often simply called Casa Criolla. These homes were common in Puerto Rico between 1900-1930. These dwellings present a particular ordering of domestic space that was remarkably uniform during its long period of significance, and in a wide range of locations throughout Puerto Rico. The Casa Criolla was an essential building block of towns and settlements during the consolidation of a society and an economy fueled by plantation agriculture. A spatial pattern superseded after the first third of the 20th century, still numerous and important examples abound around towns and the countryside to make them important objects of historic conservation initiatives that with increasing insistence demand their protection and adaptation to early 21st century daily life.

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370 Calle Antonio Mellado VIEQUES, PR 00765

  • Price: $299,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 44 Days
  • MLS #: PR9098312
4
Beds
1
Baths
0
½ Baths
0.07
Acres
1,105
SQFT
$271
$/SQFT
1910
Built
Neighborhood:
Isabel Segunda
County:
Vieques
Area:
00765 - Vieques
Property Description
Casa Bentez Castao is one of the best preserved examples of the Criolle Neoclassic style home on Vieques. Named after the original owner, a lawyer, this historic property is one of the oldest properties in use today on Vieques. Built in 1910, the original wood structure has been expanded over the years to include an indoor kitchen, full bathroom and storage space. Because of its ideal geographic location in Isabel Segunda, this property has been used as a commercial space for the past few decades. It has hosted coffee shops, retail space, tour operators and event planners. Its best current use is as a commercial/retail space, but could easily be converted and returned to its residential glory. Could you be the soul that restores this beauty and helps preserve part of the Vieques heritage? The layout of the original building is a mirror image of the property across the street, the historic Casa Delerme-Anduze. Built on a raised bed above street level, an ample front veranda welcomes one into the main middle room that still has its mediopunto partition, as well as the 4 side rooms. All of the rooms in the original structure are connected with doorways, used to maintain airflow and keep the structure cool. Mini Split air conditioners have been added to a few rooms, which have been turned into bedrooms. A variety of traditional pressed tiles can be found throughout the original structure, adding to the historic charm of the property. The roofed box structure has a sheet metal covered roof on top of truss-type roof structure. The high ceilings aid in the dissipation of hot air and convection of cool breezes. An addition off the back of the original structure contains a kitchen, full bathroom, laundry room, and storage area. A garden, accessible from the side and back of the house, is suitable for outdoor dining or quiet contemplation. Casa Bentez Castao is a type of architecture is often simply called Casa Criolla. These homes were common in Puerto Rico between 1900-1930. These dwellings present a particular ordering of domestic space that was remarkably uniform during its long period of significance, and in a wide range of locations throughout Puerto Rico. The Casa Criolla was an essential building block of towns and settlements during the consolidation of a society and an economy fueled by plantation agriculture. A spatial pattern superseded after the first third of the 20th century, still numerous and important examples abound around towns and the countryside to make them important objects of historic conservation initiatives that with increasing insistence demand their protection and adaptation to early 21st century daily life.
Exterior Features

Carport Yn No Construction Materials ConcreteWood Siding Covered Spaces 0 Direction Faces West Exterior Features French DoorsLightingSidewalk Foundation Details Slab Open Parking YN No Pool Private Yn No Road Surface Type Asphalt Roof Metal Water Access Yn No Water Extras Yn No Water View Yn No Waterfront Feet Total 0 Waterfront Yn No

Interior Features

Appliances None Building Area Total 1251 Cooling Mini-Split Unit(S) Cooling YN Yes Fireplace Yn No Flooring Tile Heating None Heating YN No Interior Features Ceiling Fans(S)Crown MoldingLiving Room/Dining Room Combo Levels One Room Count 4 Rooms Bathroom 1 Master Bedroom Great Room Sewer Public Sewer Water Source Public

Property Features

Association Yn No Down Payment Resource No Flood Zone Code X Garage Yn No Lease Considered YN No New Construction Yn No Ownership Fee Simple Property Sub Type Single Family Residence Special Listing Conditions None Total Annual Fees 0 Total Monthly Fees 0 Utilities Electricity ConnectedWater Connected Zoning C


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