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Harrison House Gets a New Roof and other Winter Projects

We are pleased – and relieved – that the Harrison House has finally gotten its new roof. We had planned this project for a couple of years, but Murphy kept striking with something even more pressing to tackle. Just last April, we had crews scheduled to begin work on the roof when Lizzie’s Cottage, the former Log Cabin, developed a roof leak. The crews showed up and instead of beginning the Harrison House, they jumped right on Lizzie’s. Now when you walk up Harrison Street hill from the ferry landing, the historic Spencer House, aka Harrison House Suites, will stand proud with its new paint colors, roof and renovated gardens.

While we had the house closed for the new roof, Erin and Dave took the opportunity to do a few here interior projects. They refinished the original first growth oak floors in the San Juan Suite and installed matching hardwood in both bedrooms. They also laid a beautiful Brazilian Chestnut floor in the Orcas Suite upstairs.

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Original Refinished Floors
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San Juan Bedrooms


On other Winter projects, Erin has been sprucing up the interior of the Lower Tucker House, giving Dove in the Window and Secret Passage a fresh new coat of paint. Dave has a few new counter tops on his “honey-do” list and our handyman, Brett is scheduled to help us with two new showers. Then it will be time to turn our attention to the gardens and fruit trees.  Our apple trees, after a bumper crop last fall, will receive a substantial pruning. Our guests are still enjoying our apples in strudel, apple sauce, crisps and pies. We can’t wait for you to visit to see all the new changes.

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