Peach House Governors Estate Eleuthera – the renovation

Peach House Eleuthera before renovation

So here is the story of the renovation of the Peach House here on Governors Estate, Governors Harbour Eleuthera.

Peach House Eleuthera
Peach House apartments


Now it is an attractive – if I say so myself !! – building with two one bedroom apartments but back in 2004 when we first moved here it was a sad and dilapidated converted water cistern with 2 studios – one of which was used by the former owner Mary Smith as an artist’s studio.

Peach House Eleuthera before renovation
Peach House before !

Back in early 2005  we decided to extend the building and make two apartments each with a separate bedroom and a spacious living and dining area.

Audley Meadows from Tarpum Bay was our contractor working in close partnership with ourselves….

Firstly the roof was removed along with the rotting decking and the old windows and doors were taken out.

Roof removed Peach House
Roof removed along with old windows
Side view Peach House
Side view with the roof off


Next the new addition of the front extension was added and the roof put on.

Side view with extension
Side view with the extension added on and the roof in place

Next came fixing the wooden sidings and to make this easier the upper decks on 3 sides were constructed along with twin steps up on each side.

Peach House Eleuthera
Sidings on and upper deck added


Windows and doors were fitted along with all the exterior trimming and painting to bring it this stage – we always buy our paint for all of our projects here on island – from Marc and Sophia Coeffic at Paint Paradise in Palmetto Point.

Peach colored now
Peach colored now along with windows and doors fitted

Planters were added to the front and quickly became lush with the addition of various plants – now we have to keep pruning back to stop it being over-run

Downstairs terrace area
Downstairs terrace area

Interiors were fitted and have been upgraded over the years – see the Homes section on the website or Video tours to see inside…..

but here are a couple of pictures anyway !


Downstairs apartment
Downstairs apartment


3 thoughts on “Peach House Governors Estate Eleuthera – the renovation”

  1. Hello Kathy – I stumbled across your blog researching places to stay in Governors Harbour – do you rent your properties out? Is there another website to look at those rentals?

    Thank you.

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Kathy Colman

Writer, Interior Designer, Foodie, and Wife to Bob. Living in Eleuthera, Bahamas

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