The red house during construction
Well, there WAS a red house over yonder. The red house on the row of homes in Phase II has been sold and painted. A couple from Birmingham decided to go with a muted color that blends nicely with the surrounding homes.
The red house was an interesting experiment and generated some strong opinions. Some loved the strong red color, especially as it blended through the green summer foliage. Others thought it was maybe a little too strong.
The concept came from Doug Davis, who says about the inspiration for the new color:
“The idea behind the red house was to provide an accent along the long row of homes that makes up Phase II. The red color is taken form the Phase I color palettes, where it was originally painted on some window sashes. We repeated this same scheme a few doors down from the red house and then decided to paint all of the house in question with the same shade. Using the same red gives continuity to the overall feel of Silverock Cove’s color palettes (likewise, we use the same dark brown, olive green, etc repeatedly from house to house).
The view of the rd house from the road.
When viewing Phase II from the water, the red house gives a way to easily identify Silverock and perhaps best of all, it injects some casual whimsy to the feel of the development.”
The red house is gone for now, but there’s always a possibility that a red house sneaks into Phase III. It was an interesting experiment from the Tracey Interiors team and Dungan Nequette architects.
You could make the winning hand and walk away with the $500 first prize!
Come down to Smith Lake this Saturday, July 17th, to participate in the 10th Annual Mike Beasley Foundation Poker Run. Registration kicks off at 8 am at Duskin Point Marina, the Run starts at 10 am. There is a $20 entry fee.
There should be a lot of extra traffic on the lake as boats go from dock to dock to pick up cards. Each participant gets up to 10 cards to make the best hand, winner wins the grand prize of $500.
This year there will also be a $1 raffle separate from the poker hands, and the winner of the raffle gets a $200 gift card. The winners of the raffle and the Poker Run will be announced at a post-Run party at Silverock Cove between 4pm and 6pm.
The annual event has raised more than $250,000 since its inception, with the funds helping to purchase equipment and benefit the Smith Lake Task Force and fire and rescue agencies in the area.
Harold Beasley, owner of the Duskin Point Marina, created the Mike Beasley Foundation when his son died in a 2001 boating accident. Area rescue crews did not have the necessary equipment to search in 200 ft of water, and the family had to wait eight days for a Mobile diving crew to arrive.
For more information, please contact Duskin Point Marina at 205-384-6942.
Who's ready for fireworks?
Lots of activity at Silverock this summer, and we expect a busy weekend for the 4th of July! The weather (according to Thursday’s forecast) is looking like a typical Alabama summer–hot, humid and sunny. Should be an ideal weekend for getting the boat out of storage and spending some time on the water.
Be sure to head up to head up to Ryan’s Creek for an All-American fireworks show Sunday night. Great to watch from your boat or a nearby dock. And Sharon Manasco says that the competing fireworks show between the big island and Mark Provo’s house on the bluff is a great display on the Silverock side of the lake.
Have a fun and safe 4th of July weekend–See you at Silverock!