Category Archives: Homestyle

When The Old Meets The New

  The Charm Flows In Southport  By: Kathleen McGowan Photos By Patrick McGowan Wes Cross, a local builder and Delina Devoid, a local house designer with 3D Designs Inc., had been working together with Chris and DiAne Benzie, from Apex,

A Small Home With Flair

A Place To Live, Laugh And Love “STORY BY: KATHLEEN MCGOWAN PHOTOS BY: GRAY WELLS It is cliché to say we’d like our guest to feel comfortable when visiting our home but that really is our goal. The house has stood

Comfort and Casual Elegance

      The Importance and Art Of Creating A Space That You Love to Live in STORY BY: KATHLEEN MCGOWAN PHOTOS BY: BILL BURNS AND KRIS BEASLEY I entered Barry and Mitzi Amerson’s side yard through a small gate and

Please Come Home For Christmas

And stroll through historic Southport. BY: KATHLEEN Mc GOWAN Some of the area’s finest historic and contemporary homes will open their doors for The Southport Historical Society’s 26th Anniversary Christmas Tour of Homes. Since 1989 hundreds of tour-goers have experienced

The Candy Store House 

Hard work pays off! If you travel east on Nash street, just past the post office on the left you will see it!  The Candy Store House.  Its retro shape and soft pink hue draw you in, like a month

Sublime in St. James!

                Retirement and Remodeling make for one happy couple. BY: KRIS BEASLEY, ABBIE PROPST AND MICHAYLA FULLWOOD Ralph and Kathie Caserta are amoung some of the original property owners of St. James Plantation. 

The Happiest Seaside Cottage

Three generations of fun-loving families makes this one of Southport’s favorite homes This spring I went to a birthday party for a local loved one, Taylor Joliff. During the party, I happened to notice the earrings of the lady sitting

History, Heartbreaks and Happiness

One house touches the lives of so many BY: KRIS BEASLEY Traveling through the streets of Southport, I often daydream about what it would be like to live in one of those old, historic homes. You know, the ones with


The Saxers ‘wished upon a starfish’ for the perfect coastal getaway, crafting a custom home on a five-acre plot All my life I have lived by the Atlantic Ocean. Many times I have crept past the undulating dunes to set myself in

History Well-Kept: The Parkhill House is ‘for sale’ at any reasonable offer, with one condition

There’s a trend on the social media sites of home and garden magazines: stories about buildings that are “for sale” at unbelievable prices. Country Living shared a story about a castle that was available for only one dollar, but had

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