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I recently spent a week at Nags Head with my mom and niece and admired this home every time we drove past it. I could tell that it had been moved and I wanted to see and know more.
It was close to the cottage that my mom rented for us, so one day I decided to walk past it to take a few pictures. This view is the left side of the home from the street.
Here we see the right side of the home from the street.
Since there were people working on the house, I decided that it couldn’t hurt to say hello and to ask a few questions. I got lucky because the two guys working were the owner/developers who moved it and are hoping to sell it. They shared with me its original location and that the original owner owned a saw mill in NC and milled all of the wood for the home. They even let me walk around to see the inside. Can I tell you how giddy that made me?
Once home, I looked up the listing to learn more. The house has 5 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 part bathrooms, a pool, and a hot tub. The pool and hot tub are new additions that the owner/developers hope will help it to either sell or be attractive to renters. It’s listed for $799,500, much less than I expect.
Here we see the home in it’s original location when it was ocean front. It’s now classified as ocean side meaning you cross one road and then it is a very short walk to the beach. (This picture is from the listing.)
The home’s original location was here. It’s now for sale, divided into four lots. If they sell the four lots and the house in it’s new location, they should make a good amount of money.
I found it interesting that the walkway to the beach was still there.
It appeared to be sturdy, so of course I had to explore it.
Wouldn’t this be a pleasant spot to sit in the early morning or evening?
From the walkway, you can see the house in it’s new location.
Let’s talk more about this house.
Here we see what is now the right side of the house.
Looking at the original picture, you can see that this used to be the front of the home. They eliminated the small porch after it was moved.
What is now the back of the house used to be the right side of it. You can match up the railing to the right of the garage in the house’s original picture with the railing on the left side of the picture below.
I’m going to show you the interior of the house in the order that I saw it.
The area under the house is huge with room to park many cars. The hot tub is in the back left under the house and the pool is behind the house to the right. (No pictures of these. Very nice – trust me!)
A set of stairs leads from the parking/pool area to this room which is located in what was formerly the garage. This bathroom is easily accessible from the new pool. Note that the door that you see to the right leads to the upstairs and is original to the house.
The next room that I entered was the kitchen. I assumed that it was remodeled after the house was moved but after seeing the listing, I realize that the remodel happened before it was moved.
This picture is from the listing and shows the kitchen before the house was moved. Note that there was an island in the kitchen and now it’s not there. It’s possible that they are storing it until their renovations are complete.
Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining room which leads into the living room. My jaw about dropped when I saw the beautiful wood in this home. According to the listing, the ceilings are 10 ft ceilings throughout; the floors are maple; the walls are pine paneling; and the ceilings are juniper.
The next two pictures show you the dining room before the house was moved. I love the built-in corner cabinet, not a feature that you expect in a beach house.
The dining room leads into the living room. It looks like they plan to put a tv over the fireplace.
Now we see the living room before the house was moved.
This bedroom is adjacent to the living room.
The height of the closet door was particularly fascinating to me.
There was a bathroom somewhere in the bedroom area that I didn’t photograph that had been updated and was lovely.
This is a bedroom with an attached bath that has yet to be updated. I’m sure that this room is on the “to do” list.
Here is another bedroom. This house gets really nice light. I hope that whoever buys this house will appreciate it’s lovely wood and not paint it.
What do you think? Do you like this home?