|The Palace being prepped for renovation last week|
The derelict landmark one storey, twin-gabled house opposite the service station in Upper Road View which came to be referred to as "The Palace" when it was used as a function center/residence in the 70s, 80s and '90s is finally getting a facelift. Work began last week in preparation for renovations which reportedly will turn it into an up-market luxury beachfront villa. It is among the three or four remaining coral stone buildings on the main road in Road View older than half a century. Many area residents are relieved that it is not being demolished entirely and will probably retain some of the characteristics of earlier times. It was last used exclusively as a residence in the early '70s when it was still called "Belair."