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This is the web site for the three villas that I built on Anguilla and the villa that I am renovating in St Barts (see Azu Villa Renovation Page), plus tropical construction tips and resources as well. These construction projects started in 1997, although land acquisition and architectural planning started in 1995. Every stage of the construction is recorded here.

We rent the villa in St Barts and the guest cottage in Anguilla (La Vanda) and the villa at the top of the Anguilla property (Mimosa), but we keep the beachfront house and pool for our own use. And we have created a name and web page for the overall completed property: Bellamare

For details on the main Anguilla beachfront house, visit the Residence Construction Page.

For the technology center, visit the "Clubhouse" Construction Page.

And finally, for the guest cottage, our first attempt at construction on Anguilla, visit the La Vanda Construction Page.

-- Mary Ann Green

Construction Tips

Sunday, July 25, 2004   Permalink

St Barts Renovation Update

The painters first step was to inspect the metal roof (almost all roofs in St Barts are metal) and tighten fasteners, in preparation for repainting the roof. Our roof is, and remains white, which is the best color for reflecting the heat of the sun. Most roofs in St Barts are still red, but that is slowly changing.

painters on the roof

Bedroom number 1 in the upper bungalow had not been used by holiday renters in recent years and needed repairs (new tile on deck, new railing, new posts). Here is Doplhi's crew tearing up the old tile in preparation for laying new stone tile.

tearing up the old file

By the way, for easier reference, we have numbered the bedrooms 1 and 2 in the upper bungalow and 3 and 4 in the lower bungalow.

Here is Dolphi, the contractor for the deck repairs and replastering of the main bungalow.


Humorous interlude: here is a shot of the deck showing the facia board, which has a volunteer plant growing out of it!


Here is the deck, cleaned and ready for repairs, with tree removed.

deck ready for retiling

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931 Shoal Bay Beach,
Shoal Bay,
Anguilla, Eastern Caribbean
Fax: 264.497.3295
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