This week I thought I would bring you up to date on progress at the Duck Inn site and Anchor Point as well… The Duck Inn site is a big job that we are doing for clients – the people who own the Squires Estate right here also in Governors Harbour.
Both Cornerwall House and Flora’s House have now had their kitchens fitted and last week we had our specialist countertop guy over from Miami to install the beautiful white composite stone surfaces. Bathrooms are tiled and and fittings are being installed. It will not be long until I start the happy job of furnishing and decorating them ready for rental…..
The Modern House is coming along very well – we are awaiting delivery of the Lanai doors so then the house will be watertight. The views from all of the rooms down into the harbour are just beautiful and the changing light and weather throughout the day are better to watch than most TV programs ! Bob and I worked together !! on the design of the large kitchen – and it is going to be a beauty. I think that we are going to install cast white concrete countertops in this kitchen as the island is 180″ long ! The flooring on the ground floor will be coralina stone – a firm favorite of mine – island style but it can still fit in a very modern house. The site has a place for a wedding or function pavilion – the base is all laid and the bathrooms installed – the actual pavilion itself will probably be a tented structure that can be erected and dismantled as required.
All 3 swimming pools for the individual houses are nearing completion along with the lily pond that runs outside the front of the Modern House. Landscaping is underway with some great traveller palms to complement the huge one that was originally there.
This is a controversial project that has divided opinion – some people feel that another old style house should have been built there – but the juxtaposition of old and new is something that the owners and ourselves as designers and contractors felt was an exciting step forward….
Then on to Anchor Point – also right here in Governors Harbour. This is our own project – so lovely to be doing something that is our own for a change ! There are 2 buildings on the site – one is a fourplex – with 2 one bedroom apartments and 2 two bedroom apartments. The other is a building with 2 two bedroom apartments in it – larger than the ones in the fourplex.
In the fourplex we have the tiled floors down – I love these tiles and have used then in both Tops House and our own house as well. they reflect the light and make everywhere feel more spacious and elegant. Spacious and elegant – two of my favorite words ! We are just working on getting the bathrooms installed – and I already have the kitchens in my own personal Ikea warehouse right here on the island ! The windows and doors are just going in to the newer building so that too will soon be watertight.
We intend to keep some of the apartments to put into our rental pool but we will be selling a couple of them…. watch this space !
Rudge continues to grow and I am trying to step up his training a bit. But finding the time every day to consistently work on it with him without turning it into a boring chore is a challenge ….. But he is developing a great character and it appears is a natural guard dog – nobody gets near the house without being announced !