BALD HEAD ISLAND — Are you trying to construct a brand new house? Want somewhat artistic inspiration on your house decor, or simply window purchasing on your dream home? Then pay a go to to the “2017 Southern Living Idea House,” positioned only a quick boat journey away on Bald Head Island.
Over the previous a number of years, Southern Residing journal has labored throughout the southeastern U.S. to assemble and showcase “the last word southern house.” This yr, the group ventured to the Carolina coast, bringing their sense of favor to the island’s “upscale” Cape Worry Station neighborhood.
Nestled between the Cape Worry River and the Atlantic Ocean, Bald Head matches the definition of an “island retreat.” The island is just accessible by water. Aside from police and upkeep automobiles, there are not any automobiles on the island. Residents and guests get round by golf cart, bike, or their very own two ft.
It appeared like an acceptable location for the journal, which had got down to create its “dream seashore home.”
“We wish to create the last word Southern house, and I really feel like we’ve been ready to do this,” Southern Residing Editor-in-Chief Sid Evans mentioned. “The rationale we’ve been capable of do it’s due to the workforce of those that got here collectively to make it occur.”
In keeping with Southern Residing’s Misty Chandler, the group teamed up with Brunswick County development firm Whitney Blair Customized Properties, developer Bald Head Island Restricted, Moser Design Group Inc. and Coral Harper Inside Design, to create a house that was fashionable, along with being environmentally acutely aware.
The Thought Home, positioned at 204 Whale Head Means, is designed to “present artistic concepts and inspiration for guests,” with signage and knowledge all through the house on particular material designers, paintings, furnishings, and home equipment.
“The technique of how this home was designed and laid out, and the way it breathes and flows with the supplies I used, have been designed round dwelling freely,” designer Eric Moser mentioned. “I hope that this home is sensible, that it flows effectively, that it’s snug, that it’s not contrived, it’s genuine.
“In any other case, fairly frankly, I hope simply hope people will wish to kick off their sneakers, throw open the doorways, plop down someplace, and simply say, ‘ahh,’” he mentioned.
At two tales excessive and three,281 sq. ft, the house options an “L” formed design, with a second story catwalk connecting the primary a part of the house to a “crofter” (room) above the storage.
Wrapped in porches and home windows, the house is bathed in pure gentle, offering a view of a meticulously maintained panorama, which drops again into the islands “lush” maritime forest.
Supporting Bald Head Island
“The Southern Residing Thought Home is a vital marker within the island’s growth,” mentioned Charles Paul, III, CEO for Bald Head Island Restricted. “It can convey nice publicity to the island, however most significantly is according to the Mitchell Household’s legacy of delicate land planning and architectural design in concord with nature.”
In keeping with the Bald Head Island web site, of the island’s 12,000 acres, solely 2,000 permit for growth, leaving 10,000 acres of seashores, salt marsh and maritime forest protected for guests to get pleasure from. The island can also be wealthy in historical past, with the states oldest lighthouse, “Previous Baldy,” courting again to 1817.
Tickets are $15 for adults, and free for youngsters beneath 12. The house is open Wednesday by Saturday till Labor Day from 10 a.m. to four p.m., and Sunday from midday to four p.m.
The house might be open weekends all through September and October.
Plans for the house will be bought by Southern Residing, and particular info on inside design will be discovered on its web site at southernliving.com. For extra info on Bald Head Island, go to baldheadisland.com.