Renovation of Graves Island lighthouse inches forward A long to-do list for feeling at home on island ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page David Waller aims to covert Graves Island Light Station into equal parts family vacation home and historic preservation project. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Boston businessman Dave Waller bought Graves Island Light Station in Boston Harbor. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Waller is aiming to covert it into equal parts family vacation home and historic preservation project. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Waller won title to the 110-year-old lighthouse with a bid of $933,000. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Travis Ford repaired the mortar on the outside of Graves Island Light Station. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Waller and family members spent the winter drawing up plans for an ambitious, and not inexpensive, renovation project that began this spring. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Waller, who founded and owns a visual effects company on Newbury Street, plans on spending in the “low six figures” by the time he is done. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff A look at the lantern room of Graves Light Station. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff If all goes well, Waller may open the lighthouse to the public.