For Sale: Ming House

Under Contract

For Sale By: Single Agent

David Hyland, My Bermuda House

This property is Under Contract.

Ming House

29 York Street

Town of St. George

MBH 03211

For Sale: BD$499,000

Available to Bermudians

We are excited to offer for sale a rare and uniquely historic Bermuda property located on York Street in the heart of St. George's.

Originally granted by Governor Bennett to John Ford in 1708, the property (at one time known as the Queen Anne's Shop) came into the ownership of the Ming family in 1765 and generations of Mings lived there until the late nineteenth or early twentieth century. This is truly a home with historical pedigree.

The home is currently configured as a two storey, one bedroom, one bathroom cottage with a reception room on each level and a large eat-in kitchen on the ground floor. There is also a wonderfully private back garden that offers a peaceful retreat from the bustle of town life.

Though Ming House retains enormous historic charm and character, it has been extensively renovated in recent times by its careful owners. The cedar beams have been stripped and refinished, and, where possible, the original flooring has been preserved. The renovated kitchen still retains the original brick oven that was once used for commercial baking. However, you will quickly see the evidence of the tasteful renovation. The kitchen, despite the brick oven, is unmistakably modern with stainless appliances and crisp white cabinets. Further, the essential infrastructure (plumbing and wiring) have been upgraded and you will see from the photo library that the bathroom too has a tasteful, modern look.

We believe that there is there is opportunity for further reconfiguration of the living space to enable the upstairs reception room to be remodeled into a second bedroom, if so desired. On the other hand, an unusual feature of the property is that it possesses two assessment numbers, one residential and one commercial. This makes it a perfect location, especially given its proximity to the main square, for an artist or potter or other specialist retailer to use the downstairs reception room as a store front while living "above the shop".

A lot of careful thought has gone into the restoration of Ming House to balance the character of the past with the demands of the present. Yet there is more that a new owner could undertake to enhance this charming home to suit their personal lifestyle.

If you would like to take a look in person at all that Ming House has to offer, please click the "Make An Appointment" icon and we will be more than pleased to arrange a viewing.


Type: Home with Apartment(s)
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1
Living Space: 1,500 sq. ft.
Dwelling Units: 1
Floors: 2
Land Tax: $361
Listing Grade: 3
Assessment Numbers: 2
ARV 1: $21,600
ARV 2: $7,200


Tray Ceilings
Ceiling Fan(s)
Major Appliances
Split System A/C
Air Conditioning
DSL Ready
Wood Floors
Tiled Floors
Cable Ready
Storage Locker
Close to Town of St George
Close to Restaurants
Close to Shops
Close to Transportation

Entrance Foyer

11.9 x 3.1 ft.

Tray Ceiling
Beamed Ceiling
Wood Flooring


15.0 x 13.9 ft.

Beamed Ceiling
Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
Wood Flooring
Stainless Appliances
Electric Range
Butcher Block Countertops

Living Room

15.4 x 15.2 ft.

Beamed Ceiling
Cable Point
Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
Wood Flooring


15.2 x 15.2 ft.

Tray Ceiling
Beamed Ceiling
Cable Point
Ceiling Fan
Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
Wood Flooring

Family Room

23.0 x 15.0 ft.

Tray Ceiling
Beamed Ceiling
Cable Point
Ceiling Fan
Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
Wood Flooring


8.2 x 5.3 ft.

Electric Dryer
Top Loading Washing machine