Thomas Crocket, a merchant built this grand
house in 1705, instilling a Dutch character to the exterior
gable and a striking contemporary feel to the inside which
belied his experience of the low countries during his profitable
years of trading.
The pink building is much loved by residents
and tourists as a distinct landmark and treasured as one
of the few intact merchants houses in this district.
The house has been sympathetically restored
by Highland Entrepreneurs Annie and Lachlan Stewart as a
shop at street level with upper floor living accommodation – in
keeping with its former layout and function.