It’s a known fact that a sea-facing house requires a lot of maintenance and is a lot of hard work to keep it prim and proper. And if the property has a lot of architectural and landscape significance, a much-awaited face-lift ensures higher commercial viability too! That what the luxury Victorian-era seaside resort known as the Ocean House has set out to achieve with a $140 million restoration project. The doors to the Watch Hill, Rhode Island-based resort, are touted to be re-opened in June 2010. The resort will have 49 guest rooms, 23 private residences, farm- and sea-to-table cuisine, the OH! The spa spans across 12,000-square-foot and over 10,000 square feet for ceremonies and events.
The highlight of the makeover is how over 5000 pieces of historic artifacts, Victorian style flooring, carvings, decorations and architectural elements create a fusion with modern technological amenities like LCD flat panel televisions, remote controlled room environment capabilities, sensory technology to alert staff of housekeeping needs, etc.