Chamber holds After Hours event in luxury event hotel

  • Visitors check out the Neverland area of Second Star during a tour of the house at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center’s After Hours event on Feb. 20. -Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
  • Second Star-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
  • One of the bathroom sinks at Second Star. -Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
  • The entry way into the Neverland children’s suite.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
  • An observation room at Second Star has a view of Kachemak Bay. The house was the site of the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center’s After Hours event on Thursday. -Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Locals last Thursday got an inside view of the big mansion on Kachemak Drive near Northern Enterprises Boat Yard when the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center held its monthly After Hours Event there. Second Star gets its name from the line in J.M. Barrie’s “Peter Pan” describing how to find Neverland: “Second star to the right, straight on until morning.”  The home includes a Neverland children’s suite complete with pirate ship.

In May 2010, owners Gene and Andrea Anaya of Salem, Utah, started remodeling and adding on to the timber frame home built in the 1980s by contractor Larry Smith. They initially intended it to be a family vacation home, but now run it as a venue for special events and dream vacations. Rob and Kristen Lamb of Woodland Hills, Utah, were the major designers. The project stopped in September 2012 after Rob Lamb was killed in a plane crash. Kristen Lamb took over the project and did the interior design. Beachy Construction, conveniently located across the street, was the general contractor. Sheldon Beachy was the project supervisor. His wife, Kathy Beachy, is now the local event coordinator for the site.

The Anayas were high school sweethearts in Chugiak and have family in Alaska. Her parents, the Loflins, have a Peterson Bay oyster farm. Second Star is part of Alaska Luxury Adventures, which includes houses in Halibut Cove and Anchorage. Andrea Anaya has a background in medical transcription and developed a business, Career Step, and wrote online medical transcription courses. After selling the company, she wrote online flight instruction courses and is now marketing gourmet chocolate making kits.

 

Second Star

5260 Kachemak Drive

secondstaralaska.com

Kathy Beachy, event coordinator

Kathy@bcihomer.com

907-299-2774

Features:

• 17,000 square feet

• Sleeps 30 comfortably

• 3,000-square-foot outdoor deck with outdoor fireplace and pizza oven

• Beach access

• Eight bedroom suites

• 11 full and three half bathrooms

• Turkish bath, sauna, steam room, hot tub and infinity pool

• 12-seat dining able

• Three fireplaces

• Game room, theater room, library, massage room

• Neverland children’s play area with pirate ship

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

Contractors:

Beachy Construction, Inc.
General Contractor
Sam and Marilyn Beachy
Initial dream discussions
with Andrea in 2008

Sheldon and Kathy Beachy
Project Supervisor &
Office Administrator

Ken Farnen Project Foreman
Tim Haigh,  John Gingerich,  Dan Buckwalter, Tod Sharp
Project Carpenters
Arno Construction Excavation
J. Young Construction
Foundation and Labor
Teamworks, LLC: Michael and Stephen Nelson, Carpenters
Sherene, Elizabeth, Chastity, Bethany Nelson,
Painters/Cleaners

Eayrs Plumbing, Steve Eayrs
Woodworth Electric,
Shane Woodworth
Peninsula Insulation,
Dennis Haunshild

Homer Roofing, John Brandt
B&C Gutters, Scott Cardoza
Classen Improvements,  
Jesse Classen Stonework
Skip Bowersox Tile

Lakeshore Glass,
Larry Martin
Dimond Drywall, Rob Wiard
W&W Enterprises,
Tom Winne Drywall Mud/Tape
Wood River Construction,
Wes Stockburger Timber Frame

Neverland murals 

Dave and Carol Christie

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