Kachemak Drive project completed after 3 years

By Jane Pascall
Homer Tribune

HOMER TRIBUNE/Jane Pascall The vacation property at 5260 Kachemak Drive took more than three years to complete. Called “Second Star,” based on a Neverland theme, a shadow of Peter Pan marks the secret entrance to a room full of delights for the young and old.

HOMER TRIBUNE/Jane Pascall
The vacation property at 5260 Kachemak Drive took more than three years to complete. Called “Second Star,” based on a Neverland theme, a shadow of Peter Pan marks the secret entrance to a room full of delights for the young and old.

Homer has watched the light-blue clapboard house on Kachemak Drive transform into a magnificent structure over the past three years, all while wondering its purpose. That question was answered Thursday when owners Gene and Andrea Anaya of Salem, Utah opened it for viewing through the Homer Chamber of Commerce’s After Hours event.
Originally planned as a vacation location for the Anaya’s family and friends, the property grew into an “extravagant and luxurious venue” marketed to vacations with a minimum three-day stay, destination events, weddings and corporate retreats, according to information released by office administrator Kathy Beachy.
The 17,000-square-foot project was completed in September and boasts a 3,000 square foot wrap-around deck, eight luxury bedroom suites, 13 bathrooms, a east wing pool/spa area, a home theater and a three-car garage. In addition, there are “gorgeous combinations of textures of Alaska wilderness and beaches, brought to life in the wood, tile, lighting and plumbing fixtures, cabinets, furniture and artistic design,” said the release.
The Anayas have developed three luxury vacation properties in Alaska: Halibut Cove Cabins, Second Star in Homer and Susitna Sunset in Anchorage.
“Alaska gets into your blood. There is no other place like it on earth. Once you’ve experienced it, you can’t help but want to share it with those you love,” said Andrea. “That’s one of the reasons we created Alaska Luxury Adventures — to share our tiny slice of heaven.”

High school sweethearts in Chugiak, Gene and Andrea’s favorite family destination is now Halibut Cove. Her parents ran an oyster farm in Peterson Bay. According to the press release, Andrea’s background is in medical transcription and she wrote an online medical transcription course that was published by major universities across the nation. She sold the business and has gone on to other entrepreneurial endeavors.
Andrea’s vision of the Neverland theme came to life through best friends and project designers Rob and Kristen Lamb, as well as many Homer sub-contractors, with Beachy Construction as the general contractor. Rob, a flight instructor, was killed during a training flight and Kristen, an interior designer, “found healing” in helping Andrea see the dream house through to completion.
Her love of the Peter Pan story is evident in the third-floor construction of Neverland accessed by a “secret hallway.” It sports a captain’s ship with crow’s nest, teepee, beds to look like clouds, an old tree and many charming murals.
For more information on Second Star, visit www.secondstaralaska.com.

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2 Responses for “Kachemak Drive project completed after 3 years”

  1. interesting-who constructed this? says:

    The cost of the new Homer Harbormaster’s office has been cut to the bare bones according to the Homer City Council.

    Councilman Lewis said the original cost was $33 million but has been cut way back to $2.4 million.

    Now I come to find this huge beautiful home, 17,000 square feet, with 8 bedroom suites, 13 bathrooms, indoor pool, game room, home theater room….was constructed for under 1.5 million?

    Just what kind of incredible glorious mansion are they planning for the Homer Harbormaster’s office…or are we being ripped off big time??

    AND originally $33 MILLION? What a scam. They think we are complete idiots.

  2. exact numbers says:

    • Jan. 1, 2013 assessed value (70 percent construction): $1.16 million; with land, $1.33 million

    Contractors:

    Beachy Construction, Inc.
    General Contractor

    Did the city council put the building of the Harbormaster’s office out to bid?

    I cannot imagine that 2.3 million is the lowest bid.

    And what of the 15 million dollar safety building?

    Will they be giving that contract out to the highest bidder as well?

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