Friday, March 28, 2014

Second Star Luxury Home

The Homer High School boys and girls basketball teams jointly ran a raffle fundraiser, the top prize being a day or evening rental of the Second Star, a luxury home on the east end of Kachemak Drive in Homer built by Beachy Construction. In order to be motivated to sell the tickets, players and their parents were offered tours of this home. It ended up being a fascinating look into what money can build, and felt more like a museum or showroom tour than a walk through a home that someone might live in.  Here are some pictures and perspectives on this 1.16 million dollar home (1.33 million including the land).

With 13 bathrooms, 8 luxury bedrooms plus bunkrooms and other children’s rooms, it seemed I was taking pictures of lots of bathrooms and bedrooms. It was hard to get the effect as there was so much to take in. Chandeliers abounded as did artwork and gorgeous views of Kachemak Bay. Some features include:
  • Pool with treadmill in it
  • Sauna
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Movie theater
  • Library
  • Office
  • 3000 square feet of decking
  • Outdoor oven
  • Hidden passages
  • Servants quarters
  • NeverNever Land play area with ship, treehouse and passageways

The most common reaction from those of us touring the house was wide eyes, “Wow!” and “Look at that!” It is not common to have 17,000 foot luxury homes in Homer.  My favorite room was the office, as I could totally picture myself sitting at the desk enjoying the view, though I’m afraid I would just want to turn it into an artist’s studio and paint the views instead!

I really wanted to win the raffle ticket, picturing being able to enjoy treating friends to a gala event at the Second Star. Alas, it was not to be. But I still enjoy the memories of walking through this amazing home!

Small pool for exercise, with treadmill in the bottom.

Shower/changing room by pool/sauna/hot tub area

It seemed there were double sinks in all the bathrooms in the house, all unique!

Bunkroom, with at least 5 beds, including the one rocking one (metal frame)

All of the luxury bedrooms came with their own bathrooms, with each bedroom and bath uniquely appointed.

My favorite room:  the office with view of Kachemak Bay outside.

A section of the master bedroom's bathroom (the bathroom had multiple rooms)

Cute little kiddie-size tub

Bassinet in a nook off one of the bedrooms off of NeverNeverLand

Ship in NeverNeverLand on 3rd floor--kids' playroom plus bedrooms

Tree inside NeverNeverLand play area, with stairs and passageways to crawl through and fake grass carpet

Porthole bedroom off of NeverNeverLand

Treehouse in NeverNeverLand, except that it is supposed to be up in the sky (skyhouse?)

For more on this home and other pictures, see the local paper’s article on it in the Homer Tribune:


Audrey Welborn said...

Thanks for sharing, it was good to see your posts, have missed them. Please remember, what seems an ordinary life to you is fascinating to those of us who love Alaska, but live in the lower 48. I found it fascinating to hear about sporting events last year, traveling in the snow, and how different your life is there. What kind of winter did you have, whenever I checked Homer weather, it didn't look real cold, did you have much snow? In Virginia we have had more snow this year than the last several, and since I love sledding with grandchildren, it has been a lot of fun.

Michelle Waclawski said...

It is great to be back to blogging! I really do "come out of hibernation" about this time each year. I really see the pattern!

I have made a note to blog about the winter weather and couple adventures my husband and daughter went on traveling to Cordova, Barrow and Ketchikan this winter for basketball. I don't like posting second-hand stories, but if you like my stories about Alaska, you'll probably enjoy them anyways!