Another Island Home Saved

Our end of the New Plymouth settlement is looking great these days. In addition to the two new houses that have been built nearby, we were thrilled to see that the house around the corner from Fish Hooks has been beautifully refurbished.

As often happens on the out islands (and as was the case with Fish Hooks), the original owners of the home had passed on, and their children had moved away for work or to start families.

Pink House Before 2

Time and weather had not been kind, and the house looked as if it might soon be beyond repair.

Pink House - Before

Then, this past spring, we heard that the property had been sold. Tom and I hoped that the buyer would restore the home, rather than demolish it. When we arrived last week, we were surprised to see that not only had the new owner chosen to preserve the structure, but that the work had already been done.

Pink House After 4

Hard to believe this is the same house, isn’t it?

Pink House After 3

The newly renovated home is gorgeous and, more importantly, it’s one more historic New Plymouth house saved.

There are several other old island homes on the island in need of some TLC. If you’d like your own piece of Green Turtle Cay history, contact Green Turtle Real Estate.

  14 comments for “Another Island Home Saved

  1. January 15, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    It’s so charming now – nice to see a happy story!

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  2. gayleupstairs@comcast.net
    January 15, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Wow Amanda –

    This has to inspire you and Tom in your efforts to preserve and restore Fish Hooks! Can’t wait to get back on the rock and see the changes in “your” neighborhood!

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    • January 17, 2014 at 8:25 am

      Hi, Gayle. It really does inspire us, plus it’s nice to see that there are other owners equally concerned with preservation. Hopefully between Salty Dog (the pink house) and our restoration, owners of some of the other deteriorating homes in the settlement will see what’s possible. Hope to see you on the cay soon!!

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  3. January 15, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    Don’t tempt me. It’s a beauty. Have a great time while you are there.

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  4. January 16, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Nice write up. Thanks. Just to let you know, our renovation was done by Max MacIntosh of 3T’s Construction, based on Green Turtle. We are very happy with the results and teh whole process as well.

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    • January 17, 2014 at 8:23 am

      Hi, Drew. Thanks so much for your note! Glad you liked the post about Salty Dog. It really is lovely. I’ve had lots of folks asking to see pictures of the interior, so if you have any you’d like to share, drop me a note via the Contact Me page on this website and I’ll send you my email address. I’d be happy to post them here. Hopefully we’ll get to meet you on the cay one of these days.

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  5. linda waller
    January 17, 2014 at 6:13 am

    i see that it’s named “Salty Dog”, & can be rented. do you know who owns it? that’s a very nice job of restoration, would love to see the interior!!!

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    • January 17, 2014 at 8:20 am

      Yes, it’s named Salty Dog, and the rental number is 242-365-4047. I don’t know the owner, but I understand it’s one of Mr. Herbert Robert’s grandchildren. Mr. Roberts used to own the lot that’s now empty, between Salty Dog and Fish Hooks. Hopefully I’ll get to see the interior one of these days… will post pics if I can.

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  6. January 17, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    That looks a great piece of restoration work. Lovely to have the house saved and not simply replaced. RH

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    • January 20, 2014 at 6:05 pm

      Thanks, RH! It’s a lot of work, and more than a little nerve-wracking, but I couldn’t imagine tearing this little house down. Too many lovely family memories.

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  7. Stephen Albury
    February 8, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    An amazing transformation!

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