1 year later: A Nova Scotia Masterpiece Unveiled – Experiencing White Points Main Lodge
Monday November 12, 2012 – White Point, Nova Scotia – Less than a year after the fire and 7 months after breaking ground, White Point has already reopened and welcomed their first guests. Inspired by the legacy of the former 1928 lodge, the seacoast and landscape, the new Lodge is a Nova Scotia Masterpiece, a showcase of and by Nova Scotians.
Not only did owner Robert and Alicia Risley and their team meet the commitment they made to Nova Scotia, they exceeded it. The Risley’s say White Pointers and Nova Scotians are going to feel right at home. “As guests approach and enter the Lodge, the sense of familiarity will wash over them in a powerful way. Our new Lodge pays homage to its roots while showcasing of the best that Nova Scotia has to offer.”
While the location is one of the best in the world, the Lodge design with its enhanced spaces and features frame it up beautifully. WHW Architect’s Joe Zareski enabled the Lodge to be an extension of the beach overlooking the Atlantic while Design 360 and J.W. Lindsay brought it to life.
White Point beachstone, carefully assembled by Dover Masonry anchors the foundation and extends up gracious pillars supporting the mirrored stairwells and extending its reach inside to the fireplaces while the ironwork flanking them are by Steve’s Ironworks. Enveloping the building, and carried inside, is the rough timber milled and prepared by Amos Millwork. Custom made features by Amos repeat themselves throughout including magnificent tables in the Dining Room. Reclaimed timbers integrated throughout, including the façade of the Front Desk and the Buffet in the Dining Room, add aged texture. And there are so many visual treats to be appreciated. From the return of the older photos on the walls, the folk art ‘little people’ by Joe Winters and the new White Point Quilt stitched by White Pointers with Bev Crouse to the hand selected adornments by Alicia Risley, the warmth emanates throughout.
To truly appreciate the Lodge, it has to be experienced in person. With nearly 90% of the suppliers, contractors, tradesmen and sub-trades, being from Nova Scotia, it is truly a gem to be celebrated and enjoyed as the Lodge that Nova Scotians built.
“I want to congratulate the White Point management and staff, the many individuals whose work is seen here today and the community who came together to re-build this beautiful lodge,” said Vicki Conrad, MLA for Queens, “White Point has long been an important part of the community not only for the service it provides and the people it employs, but because of the unique experiences that it offers visitors from around the world.”
Equipped with a new lodge, refreshed accommodations, and renewed enthusiasm, White Point’s General Manager, Danny Morton, says it’s great to be back. “It’s been an exciting time for our team. They’ve been a part of the process and even the heavy lifting in some cases and we all look forward to welcoming White Pointers for many generations to come”.
White Point opened its doors for Nova Scotia Music Week Nov. 8 – 11 and will be open on weekends in November while remaining details are completed. By December White Point is back in operation, as Nova Scotia’s only year round oceanfront beach resort.
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Media Contact for White Point:
Donna Hatt, Marketing & Product Development Manager
email: [email protected]
Phone: 902.354.2711 ext 369