New Dock Ladder

Living on the ocean creates an endless list of things that need to be repaired. It looks like nature has decided to retire the ladders on the dock. I knew they were aging, but it seems that once decay starts, the process goes into overdrive. Here is one of the rungs that broke, fortunately without injury.

I just ordered an aluminum replacement that can be pulled up when not in use to prevent seaweed and barnacle growth. Not cheap, but it should serve the purpose.

Incredible Coffee

If you are a coffee fanatic, paradise awaits!

The Bonavita coffee brewer has been a big hit. with recent guests. It is one of 4 coffee machines certified by the SCAA, Specialty Coffee Association of America. We recently added an incredible Baratza Virtuoso coffee grinder that uses steel gears to precisely grind beans. The grinder cost more than the coffee machine! Note the the ever popular whirling blade grinders create dust and chunks of varying sizes that ruin any hope of phenomenal coffee. There are detailed instructions and a digital scale to weigh beans. The result is unbelievably good coffee to start out each day.
I am busy modifying a Rancillio Silvia espresso machine. I added a pressure gauge and a small computer to control the temperature exactly. It should be ready in 2016. I will post a video to show how to make fantastic espresso drinks like Latte and Cappuccino at home.

Kitchen Renovation

Click on "Rooms" in the navigation bar to see more pics. We have doubled the size of the kitchen and upgraded all appliances. This is a huge project that has been in the planning stage for years. - 12 ft high ceilings

Bluestar 6 burner Gas Range

Hand Made copper ventilation hood

Separate full size freezer and refrigerator

Double convection wall ovens

Center Island custom made in Walnut

Super heavy duty 14g oversize hand welded stainless steel double sink

Separate task sink

Under cabinet task lighting

Audiophile music system

Coffee and beverage service area


Granite countertops


New Sound system

We have new powered speakers in the kitchen. It took awhile to hide the wires, but it turned out really well. Music can be streamed from computer, tablet, or phone or you can instruct Alexa to play music for you. Check out the instructions in the ....Instructions tab

Voice Control. "Alexa play the Bob Dylan station"

The stereo in the kitchen is now controllable by Voice as is the home theater. It is just a start, the system is far from perfect, but it works and is a lot of fun! Give it a try and tell us what you think.

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