Category Archives: Homestyle

The Best Kept Secret

Tom and Jan Trivett lived part-time in Southport for four years before they finally gave up the charade and bought a house. During those years, the couple took walks throughout the historic neighborhoods of downtown, always passing the home at

Ship Watch

There are few places on Earth, and perhaps none as peaceful as Southport, where one can recline in an Adirondack chair, sip a glass of Southern sweet tea, and view the massive cargo ships as they pass on their way

What a Catch!

When standing at sea level, his eyes just around six-feet from the ground, registered architect Rich Bandera knew this plot of land was special. Though he didn’t have a birds-eye-view, the lot was perfectly situated to capture one of the

Downtown Charm

The character and charm of historic downtown Southport lends to the delineation of our culture. Each brick laid and each detail within the woodwork is a defining section of our history, a stamp in time we can trace back to

The Marsh Landing

Enveloped by live oaks, cradled by camellias, and sung to sleep by the marsh. This is the life of the house at 766 Skipjack Circle, which backs up to the banks of Cottage Creek in Southport. It is a home

Sweet Serendipity

When architect Stephanie Seeber, then Stephanie Van Noordt, first began spending time with Don Seeber, she wasn’t looking for love or even a deep friendship. She was only extending a kindness she’d been bestowed years before. As she suffered through

The Innkeepers’ Destiny

Linda, who worked in financial marketing, and Rick, whose background is in school administration, both possess a deep-rooted love for the antiquated. Together they almost always owned historic homes, including when they moved to Wake Forest, North Carolina in 2007.

A Craftsman’s Mark

  Constructing a home is not merely about bringing together hammer and nail or tile and grout. It is not a color-by-number project to be completed in one rainy afternoon. It takes extreme dedication—not only in attention to detail but

A Family Tradition

Navigating roads which wind through the country club of Boiling Spring Lakes—streets which are only interrupted by slim pathways for golfers and their caddies—a car settles in a quiet cul-de-sac. The sun relaxes into a glowing orange-red. Natural forest shepherds

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