Diamond Cove is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and every effort has been made to preserve its architectural integrity.The properties on Diamond Cove have been restored and renovated from the remnants of Historic Fort McKinley. Barracks and Officer’s Quarters have become gracious homes with slate roofs, wooden porches, grand staircases and fireplaces. Sergeant’s Quarters are smaller homes, many with the original tin ceilings and hardwood floors. The former Quartermaster’s storehouse is now home to Diamond’s Edge Restaurant, a 5-star restaurant operated seasonally. Other historic buildings house the General Store and Port Island Realty office, art gallery, and museum.
In addition to the historic homes on the Fort, there are private lots that stretch along the coast of the Cove. Exquisite homes are built on spacious acreage with breathtaking oceanfront views. Land is also available for building your own island home.