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Apr 15

Ask the Remodeling Team

Blog Cabin 2013 Exterior April 15

It’s that time again. Post your Blog Cabin 2013 questions and we will select the very best queries and pose them to project manager Dylan Eastman and project contractor Ryan Crosser. A follow-up Q&A article will be posted in the weeks to come.

Deadline to post your questions is Monday, April 22, at 5 p.m. ET.

Ready, set … go!

  • Posted at 1:24 pm on April 4, 2013
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  1. Why is the front of the house not facing the ocean?

    skinut1 on April 24, 2013 at 11:23 am
    • I do not know how you can tell but this is a very Beautiful home!! Does anyone know how much square feet this Beautiful home will have?

      RonnieJames6182 on April 24, 2013 at 11:46 am
    • I believe it is 2100 Sg Ft.

      Builder on April 24, 2013 at 11:53 am
    • That depends on what you call the front – we've had that discussion before. Look at Bingmaps and put in 448 Seashore Dr Atlantic NC and you'll see the original house and its orientation with Core Sound – the new one is situated the same way with the water straight out from the double door on the big deck. The ocean is another few miles across the sound and the barrier beach.

      Ishmael on April 25, 2013 at 2:04 am
  2. Is there going to be a pool and hot tub to in joy the nice summer nights?

    carol on April 24, 2013 at 4:55 pm
    • Whatever would you need a pool for? There's Core Sound at the bottom of the yard and all summer it's warm and you can swim in clean, not chlorinated, water. The water's very shallow and even at the end of the pier it's only about 3ft deep ao it's very safe for children too. If DIY built a pool it would flood every time the yard floods (every big storm) and need cleaning competely. Plus all the maintenance costs just to keep it functional. Also they would need to fence it all around and construct a deck etc. The cost would be huge and the payback little to nothing. A pool here would be a money pit and completely unnecessary. A hot tub, however, would be fun. :)

      AnniesOwn on April 24, 2013 at 9:09 pm
  3. Wonderful job so far….perfect setting for a beautiful home. I have traveled to New Bern and there are shopping areas and grocery stores just like most populated places. The lot only appears to be desolate:) I keep watching the progress and like another person asked…is there going to be a garage….and/or perhaps an attached gardening shed facing the water? What a wonderful area to have a garden and lots of native plants to attract the birds and wildlife! No matter what a person enjoys I am sure this could be anyones shangrila!

    Bobbie on April 28, 2013 at 10:28 am
  4. So when, and how do these questions get answered?

    Ishmael on April 29, 2013 at 12:42 pm



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