Today’s two-floor house is located in Ponton, which lies just outside Aruba’s capital Oranjestad. This urbanization is relatively quiet and hosts many large houses. In fact, the neighbors to the south and front are remarkable houses in their own right.
Ponton is Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese and French for Pontoon, also known as a floating wooden bridge or barge. The name is rather remarkable as the urbanization of Ponton here in Aruba has no water to have a pontoon. Perhaps it references a world-famous pontoon bridge in our neighboring island, which Aruba used to be a part of? I’m not certain. More