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Lots on the Harbour Island include annual license to a dock. Residents may lease 28 miles south of Marsh Harbour, 18 miles north of Sandy Point, South Abaco via the Dean l Highway. Easy access from Nassau via scheduled flights to Marsh Harbour, air charters and perimeter docks on an annual basis for a minimal fee. Bahamas Ferries to Sandy Point. Commercial flights from 5 airports in Florida non-stop l 140 acres of the Schooner Bay property has been entrusted as resident “Common into Marsh Harbour. Area” which may never be developed and is jointly owned by all Community residents- much l Open, walking community, showcasing traditional Bahama architecture and harbour of which is green space, parks, harbor front, promenades, dunes, etc. village design. New Urbanism, Sustainability and many Green principles. Emphasis on l Build compulsions are from immediately upon closing for the Island, to 2 years and 4 years natural systems and traditional island living. from time of conveyance for other village and beach lots. l Project is 220 acres with 570 home sites and more than 50 businesses planned, plus an additional 100 acres designated as “The Commons at Schooner Bay”, an economic l Homes near water are formed concrete on raised foundation. All reinforced concrete structures, steel and Dura-rock interior walls. Icynene foam insulation, hurricane shutters and empowerment zone for all residents of South Abaco. cedar shingle roofs. l Schooner Square- Regional shopping and mix-use commercial center that is automobile accessible, offering shops, Pub & Inn, grocery store, farmer’s market, clinic, hardware, l Alternate energy systems such as Geo-Thermal A/C, Passive Solar water heaters, rain catchment tanks in all homes, solar panel golf carts. micro-business, etc. Farming and businesses already underway at. l
140 lots have been released for sale. To date, more than 50 lots have been sold. There will be more than 18 homes completed by middle of 2012.
Future amenities include Black Fly Bonefish Club, Abaco Nature Tours, Joe’s Ribs, Dive Center, Sailing Club & Beach Club, various other restaurants, cafes, shops, bars and future Spa.
Harbour will be open to resident and visiting vessels by middle of 2012. Schooner Bay harbour master policy will require all vessels follow Blue Flag standards in regards to waste pumping. Four night maximum stay for all live-aboard boats.
l Farm Allotments and Harbor Dockage available to residents under annual lease. Most vessels under 75 feet can operate in harbor. +8 feet MLW in harbor.
l POA fees are projected to be $3250 per annum- same for all lots & home sizes. Condo Assoc. rates will include maintenance and fees will differ.
Harbour village lot sizes range from about 2300 sq. ft. up to over 9000 sq. ft. Lots on Schooner Bay main beach range from 14000sf- 42000sf.
Harbour Village is pedestrian and electric golf cart accessible. Schooner Square, Ridge neighborhoods and some Schooner Beach lots may be accessed by car.
Schooner Bay Handbook has been filed as the declaration for all property buyers and is binding. This is the binding document that governs all elements and village and community principles at Schooner Bay. l
The exterior’s marigold hue is custom; for something similar, try Farrow & Ball’s Dayroom Yellow. The chairs are from Amazon.
Life In Color Happiness is a bright yellow cottage with all the carefree beauty and cheerful charm of island living By Lisa Cregan Photographs by Annie Schlechter styling by Elizabeth Beeler
The Bahamas’ national flower, the yellow elder, is no shrinking violet. Its bold flowers can climb as high as 20 feet into the azure Caribbean sky. It’s hard not to notice it, which was exactly the spirit that homeowners Carol and Dave Byler wanted to emulate in their self-confident little cottage on Abaco Island. “When they chose yellow [for the exterior], we just loved it,” says interior designer Amanda Lindroth. “It’s so happy and looks striking against the blue of the sky. It inspired us to bounce color all throughout the house.” The newly built home and its neighbors are all clustered around a gin-clear harbor in a community called Schooner Bay, which forgoes the casinos, the cruise ships, and the pain stakingly maintained golf courses of nearby tourist destinations in favor of the simple luxuries of the bygone Bahamas. It’s a throwback to the beauty of the rolling Atlantic right outside the front door—a fantasy for beach lovers and hobby ist fishermen alike. “We live in a small town outside Calgary, so we wanted someplace warm to retreat to where Dave could do his thing, and I could do mine,” says Carol, referring to her love of birding, beachcombing, kayaking, and swimming, and to the many hours Dave spends stalking the wily local bonefish with his fly rod in hand. For her part, Lindroth was determined to create a home suited to the couple’s active lifestyle. With help from asso ciate Rebecca de Ravenel, she infused the three-bedroom cottage with unassuming, barefoot appeal, keeping all of the spaces light and playing up the connection to the outdoors. “We knew the Bylers weren’t going to want any formality, but at the same time they’d want it to be elegant.” So, the designer gave them just that, weaving in lots of vintage furnishings with classic silhouettes made fresh with several coats of paint for a timeless look. Framed photographs and paintings of the Bahamas from the 1940s and ’50s provide a sense of place. “We were trying to create a polished version of what might have been in a house like this 30 years ago,” Lindroth says, though she was careful to tie in modern elements such as colorful stripes to keep things from getting stuffy. “I love stripes,” she says. “I try to use them in every room I do. For me, they represent a festival, and this is a festive place.” Her appreciation for color is also obvious in the Byler house—particularly in the kitchen shelves, painted blue to 64
The open shelving in the kitchen is painted a custom blue that makes the crisp, white dinnerware pop. Channel the style with Capri from Sherwin-Williams. The barstools are from Wood You.
The sofa is from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. The pedimented farmhouse cabinet is from Coup d’Etat Antiques, and the matching chairs are from 50’s 60’s 70’s Living.
the threebedroom cottage is infused with unassuming, barefoot appeal that keeps all of the spaces light subtly complement the room’s ocean view, and in the soft, sky-inspired shades used on pillows and rugs in nearly every space. The living room, too, is an easy indicator of Lindroth’s preferences thanks to a classic, red striped fabric that upholsters the sofa and the rich coral red cushions that top 1920s French rattan club chairs. To balance out the vivid palette, Lindroth offset her textile choices with crisp, cool white walls and showcase antiques, such as the two dramatic pedimented driftwood shelves she discovered online. “I loved them the instant I saw them,” she says. “All the upholstered surfaces here are so soft, but the cabinets add some edge. And with ceilings so high, they keep things cozy by bringing architectural interest to the room.” Coziness is especially important here, because it’s where the Bylers spend the most time with their two 20-something daughters when they visit—watching the occasional movie or hockey game, or pulling their blue-painted rattan peacock chairs around the Saarinen table to play cards and board games and tackle jigsaw puzzles.
the master bedroom is feminine, with a soft, patterned bedskirt and upholstered headboard, while guest rooms are more spare After game time, the bedrooms are the ideal place to relax. Lindroth was able to give each one its own personality while also keeping them simple and fuss-free. Her approach to the master bedroom is a touch more feminine, with a soft, patterned bedskirt and upholstered headboard, while guest rooms are more spare (though not without their own charm). In one, Lindroth paired iron campaign beds with crisp linens in barely-there blue before painting vintage wrought iron planters, filling them with conch shells, and hanging them overhead from lengths of boat twine. “They’re a hoot, aren’t they?” she says with a laugh. For all of the cheery colors that follow them from room to room inside of their house, however, the Bylers have no problem singling out their favorite hue. One look at the house across the clear Bahamian sea makes it obvious: It’s the eye-catching Caribbean yellow they chose for the exterior of their happy home. “I just love it,” says Carol. “It’s so bright that you can see the house from a mile away!” For more information, see Sources, page 104.
The landscaping is courtesy of Schooner Bay. Opposite, from top: The bed in the master is from Ballard Designs; the bedding is by Matouk. The guest room mirror is from Bamboo & Rattan.
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