He finally, found one who had the imagination to see the possibilities in restoration. After four years of meticulous and loving work in using Bermuda stone and cedar, the result was an award from the Bermuda National Trust.
Rachel Sawden, property manager, said Mr Hollis saw an opportunity after the last tenant left. She said for those looking for an extraordinary experience the property is available as a vacation rental and can be booked for exclusive private events. “He loved the property so much, he wanted to share it with more people,” Ms Sawden said. “He wanted more people to see it and experience it.”
It has already hosted a gala wedding providing the bride and groom a vista as an accompaniment to their nuptials. “It was an absolutely stunning night,” Ms Sawden said. “We had a wedding arbor that overlooked north shore. It was a perfect one-stop shop for them as we did the ceremony, pictures, cocktails, and the reception in one spot so they didn’t have to move the wedding party around to different venues.” The property has the ability to both house the couple, plus family members or friends and host all the events onsite, which is ideal for those traveling to Bermuda to host a destination wedding.