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Balcony House

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The structure boasts a mahogany staircase, reportedly salvaged from a wrecked ship. A number of the original accessory components are still in place today. Among them, are the original windows, special ‘L’ shaped door hinges--designed to prevent doors from leaning or ‘one-sidedness’, doorknobs, locks and keys. Even the actual hooks, which hoisted the hammock that once adorned the celebrated balcony, still remain. On the grounds an old slave kitchen stands, with its original fire hearth still in tact. The horse’s stable was remodelled into what is now the Museum’s reception area.

Pink in colour with white trimming, there is about 200 years of paint on the House, which was originally green. The building’s colonial style wooden shutters match the 6-over-6 and 9-over-9-sash windows, including the Georgian style windows of the master bedroom. The main door, with its open French style, features transient glass panes--designed especially to capture the sunlight.

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