Latest progress at the Duck Inn site in Governors Harbour

Gingerbread bracket detailing

This week I want to bring you up to date with the latest progress at the former Duck Inn site – right here in Governors Harbour.  The landscaping is taking shape beautifully – parking areas are now well defined and the houses themselves are looking very pretty.

Looking down to Cornerwall House
Looking down to Cornerwall House

I am a bit of a pain when it comes to colors for the houses I specify for, so it was a great delight to me to discover that I can get Farrow and Ball colors mixed up right here on the island. We work very closely with Marc and Sophia Coeffic who own Paint Paradise in Palmetto Point and they are very patient with me ! Farrow and Ball is a British company – first established in 1946 – which has had the opportunity to grow with the years that have passed. I have always loved their subtle and edgy colors – they have what I describe as a ‘dusty ‘ quality – not a very good description but there you are ! Check out their FaceBook page ……

Back view of Flora's House.
Back view of Flora’s House.

Mostly I use light neutral colors with a stronger color for accents…. Shutters and doors are ideal for a splash of stronger color. With Cornerwall house I used Off White on the outside walls with all the shutters and doors painted in a lovely blue / green color called Dix Blue that stands out perfectly.

The shutters at Flora's House - notice the peep hole to look out through when the shutters are closed during a hurricane.
The shutters at Flora’s House – notice the peep hole to look out through when the shutters are closed during a hurricane.

At Flora’s House I used Lime White on the outside walls and used a purpley / blue called Brassica for the shutters and doors.

Planters that divide up the parking area
Planters that divide up the parking area

Inside in both of the houses I have used my favorite off white color – this is not a Farrow and Ball color – it is called Antiquidated White. In older homes it has a soft and warm quality that I turn to time and time again !

Yes - a bit of grass again !
Yes – a bit of grass again !
Looking up at the facade of Flora's House
Looking up at the facade of Flora’s House

The pools are pretty much completed now and the outsides are softening with the grass going down and plants being planted…….The Modern House is taking shape as well. The kitchen units are installed but the countertops are not here yet. I also have to order the mirror for the 2 areas left and right of the cooktop – so that even when you are facing the wall you can see the beautiful harbour reflected in the mirror.  I love this kitchen – not least because it has an island which is 15 feet long !!!!

What a view from the greenroom of the Modern House.....
What a view from the greatroom of the Modern House…..
First stages of the Modern House kitchen with it's 15 feet long island ....
First stages of the Modern House kitchen with it’s 15 feet long island ….

Outside there is the large deck area which is to be used for functions – we have 2 tents which have been custom made in South Africa which should be on their way soon so that precious shade can be enjoyed while still being in the open air…..

Coralina tile in the showers at the Modern House.
Coralina tile in the showers at the Modern House.
Coralina tile throughout the Modern House ......
Coralina tile throughout the Modern House ……
Looking over the parking area to the newly restored house owned by Tom and Judy Whitehead from Nassau.
Looking over the parking area to the newly restored house owned by Tom and Judy Whitehead from Nassau.
Beautiful detailing in the stone steps
Beautiful detailing in the stone steps

There are still a lot details that are being finalized – book cases and built-in units to house TV’s etc – but we are well on the way ….. I have had a lot of fun choosing artwork for all the houses – but that is for another day and another blog !

There you are Glen Goodfellow – just what you asked for !

 

3 thoughts on “Latest progress at the Duck Inn site in Governors Harbour

  1. First a vision, then hard work (and fun too), then fruition! Surely you’ll have a celebration upon compleion! We remember the tear downs. The before and after…Can’t wait to tour them. The muted house color tones integrate nicely into the surrounding area.

    What no Rudge face? How is his beach training coming along?

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