Create an iconic look in your bird sanctuary using the Home Bazaar Hotel California Purple Martin House. This striking and elegant house mimics the pavilion of the famous Del Coronado Hotel in San Diego, California, to truly live up to its name. The single story body has ten individual apartments, each with a 1.875" diameter entry hole. Each triangular compartment measures 5.5" tall, 6.5" deep, and 4.875" wide at the front, and has a ledge in front of it for perching and takeoffs. The offset design of the ledges diminishes territory disputes between males and helps increase occupancy. Two lines of dormers encircle the dramatic, maroon roof, leading to the white and maroon cupola for exciting height and a faithful reproduction. Wooden shingles also adorn the roof, bringing more texture and architecture to the home, while a stylized American flag extends from the cupola to complete the item. The flat base has a single hole beneath each apartment for drainage, and is removable for seasonal nest checks. It also enables this home to be displayed on a flat surface, indoors or out. For housing martins, use the included mounting bracket to place the home on a 4" x 4" wooden post (not included). The white exterior and tall roof help regulate nest temperatures, while the unpainted interior helps keep nestlings safe. The kiln-dried hardwood and exterior-grade plyboard construction enhances your outdoor sanctuary and will last for several seasons. Open a classic hotel for martins in your garden with this Hotel California Purple Martin House.
Note: Should you wish to preserve the finish (paint) on this home, you should select a polyurethane product that is recommended for marine use (UV rated) that will not turn the white paint yellow. You should expect that once left outdoors, the product will weather and require refinishing.
- Openings: 1.875" dia.
- Apartment Size: 4.875"W front x 6.5"L x 5.5"H
- Dimensions: 20"L x 21"W x 24.5"H
- Mounting: may be post mounted
- Construction: wood