Built around 1780/90 as a storeroom, the house became a dwelling when the original plantation house was destroyed, either by ﬁre or hurricane. The gallery and bedroom wing were added at that time. The house has been owned by the Massiah/Ward family since then. The present owner has restored it to its former glory and has added and converted other buildings as accommodations.
The Barbados National Trust Open House Season, which has been a 'must do' on Barbados' events calendar since the 1960s, continues in 2018 with a showcase of some of Barbados' most historically interesting and architecturally magnificent private homes. In addition to 'lively talks', narrated by some of Barbados’ most well-known historians and architectural aficionados, the Open House Season 2018 will also feature live music, cultural performances by local schools, beautiful handmade Barbadian craft sold by artisans and many more enjoyable surprises!