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Friday’s Special Treat

As we await the launch of the online virtual tour, I thought you’d enjoy this tease, which comes in the form of a cinemagraph created by our visual designer Jason Kisner. I love the acacia pub table and chairs that offer a magnificent view of Core Sound and those festive lanterns, swaying in the breeze as they suspend from the old pecan tree branches. Perfection!

  • Posted at 10:21 am on June 6, 2013
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  1. Can't wait for the virtual tour. This place is so inviting. Thanks <3<3;)

    MaryPA on June 29, 2013 at 6:10 pm
  2. I can't wait to see the blog cabin. We only live about an hour away from it. I wish they aloud for tours. I would love to see it in person. I can't wait to see the virtual tour.

    0369Marinewife on June 29, 2013 at 8:03 pm
  3. I do Love the new pictures Mary! Such a Beautiful home, just from the sneak peeks! Good Luck to All!!!

    Jtrox on June 30, 2013 at 8:33 am
  4. I am so excited can't wait to see the inside. I have always wanted a beach side home. Good luck to everyone, but I hope I win this time.lol After so many years watching hgtv and diy and entering, haven't been this excited since the Arizona home. Thanks for picks, but what a tease. Also thank you DIY for helping me over the years fixing problems at my current home, hopefully to go up for sell soon (waiting on better market), I have learned a lot as 52 year old single female. Just saying with your help anyone can fix a problem in their home. :)

    sherry j on June 30, 2013 at 9:58 am
  5. I predict when the virtual tour starts & the BC shows begin to air the blog will EXPLODE so to speak…with many voices who love the home and location—Who wouldn't want to win this SEA**sational home??
    For that reason I want to do some blog reminiscing now. I know full well how popular the OBX, SOBX and Crystal Coast are! This is for the bloggers joining us & the ones who have been here from the beginning.. this years BC sits mighty close to these popular and beautiful destinations, Two National Seashores, both Cape Lookout and Hatteras. Then there's the home of the wild Spanish mustangs & sand flats on Shackleford Banks.
    The "Ribbon of Sand" offers one of the most scenic drives along HWY 12 and the NC coast from Nags head to Ocracoke, with wide sandy beaches to the east, and picturesque marshes to the west. When you think of Ocracoke you think of Blackbeard the Pirate, a delightful local brogue and a charming village that begs to be explored.
    There's the OBX Lighthouses, ferry rides, diverse nature and amazingly beautiful beaches. The hospitality of numerous charming waterfront villages, like Atlantic, NC where the home sits, to nature preserves, and great seafood & BBQ! There's marshes to be explored by kayak, and many historical sites to visit, including Roanoke Island the location of the Lost Colony, the first English attempt at settlement in 1587 of the "New World", and home of the first powered flight in Kitty Hawk on Dec.14th 1903 at Kill Devil Hills.There's Jockey's Ridge State Park, the largest sand dune on the east coast, personally I loved this place as a child…it's one heck of a sandbox!
    There's amazing fishing, bird watching, and recreational opportunities. Yes we've discussed all these places and more on the blog with this years amazing location. So who's Excited to see inside this home that the DIY Network has D*U*N*E as exceptional job on & have a chance to win it? :)

    Mel on June 30, 2013 at 12:17 pm
    • What a wonderful description Mel! Nice job!. It only makes me more interested in the area and the possibility to be the new owner of the blog cabin. I can't wait to learn more! Thank you. Becky:)

      bythebaydreamer on June 30, 2013 at 4:27 pm
    • Becky there are so many day trip, and weekend trip possibilities from Atlantic, NC. The winner would have an absolute blast discovering them while vacationing at the BC or living there full time. There are so many beautiful marinas and village waterfront blends, especially at the Crystal Coast and then again at Manteo and Ocracoke.
      From what we've seen of the BC outdoor spaces, dock and upper & lower porches I wouldn't mind staying put at the BC and enjoying the relaxing view of the Core Sound one bit either.

      Mel on June 30, 2013 at 8:15 pm
    • Mel, I honestly think you should be a tour guide for the winner this year ! And your post has 2 puns for the price of one, LOL. ;)

      LLColeman on July 1, 2013 at 2:38 am
    • Mel, Are you in sales? I was already on board, but you do a great job with the area. I was ready to move into the Blog Cabin and your description of the area makes me anxious to be there, Keep on giving such positive info, Thanks ;) <3

      Nan on June 30, 2013 at 9:44 pm
    • It's a great place down here,plenty of boating opportunities from fishing to just riding around enjoying the scenery.The banks are great for spending time with family and friends while camping or staying in the camps over there.Even a day trip over there is time well spent.I live a little over 3 miles from the surf on the banks and can clearly hear the roar of the surf when the wind is strong.

      TonyE on July 1, 2013 at 1:15 am
    • eVERYTHING i READ MAKES ME WANT SO MUCH TO BE THERE-SO MANY BEAUTIFUL PLACES to see and discover. Just to be there would be a win. I to would love to win the bc. The more I read the more it takes my heart away. I have not felt like this on any blog cabin. Yes they were nice but nothing like this home or place. And to clearly hear the soar of the surf when wind is strong I so desperly want to hear that soar morning, noon, and night. God has created many beautiful things and this is definity one. I enjoy reading everything there is to know so keep it comingxDxD

      bogartandbacall on July 1, 2013 at 7:59 pm
    • I am right there with you!! My grandmother lived in Manteo, NC so I was visiting her as much as possible anytime of the year. Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, Emerald Isle, Hatteras, all are wonderful, beautiful and exciting places to call home. God put a special touch on the Out Banks area when He created it. I am in Tennessee now and very HOMESICK for the COAST of NORTH CAROLINA. Good Luck to everyone and may the most deserving person win.

      Sandra on July 5, 2013 at 1:51 pm
  6. So pretty, and of course, such a tease! Hope everyone has a magical 4th of July!
    :)

    Laurie http://www.hgtvremodels.com/interiors/apply-stikw

    Laurie_March on June 30, 2013 at 4:14 pm
    • Hi Laurie, Love that idea. Do you think other patters of placement would give the same pop. Is that product moisture resistant? With the rain were getting hope the fourth is a blast.;)

      MaryPA on June 30, 2013 at 4:49 pm
    • Hey Mary! It's very striking in a straight horizontal pattern too – and easier to install :)

      It's moisture resistant enough, but I wouldn't use it in a bathroom myself. It was very easy to install… and the company is a dream to buy from.

      No rain in sight here – it's in the 90's but about 20 minutes away in the Valley it's going to be 111 today! WHEW!

      Laurie_March on June 30, 2013 at 4:55 pm
    • Laurie, thanks for the quick answer. Yikes it's surely a hot day enjoy. Summer at last. Only 77 and humid I'll take that any day but love the heat and the garden is going crazy. That product has a nice selection of colors too.;)

      MaryPA on June 30, 2013 at 6:53 pm
    • Laurie thank you for the link. Wow that is a beautiful accent wall, it completely transformed the look and warmth of that bedroom. Me & hubby need to tackle our master bedroom & bath, and this look is a look I would love to duplicate. The how to pics looked easier than putting up crown molding, which about drove us, really it was (me) crazy!

      Mel on June 30, 2013 at 7:29 pm
    • Hi Mel, boy do I know about crown molding insanity! we have a (I think it is called a) tray celling in our bathroom. it is 8 sided, and we tried to put in crown molding. IF I ever try to anything like that again, I'm going to pay someone else to do it. No matter the cost, it will be worth it!

      Eugenia27 on July 3, 2013 at 5:09 pm
    • Nice idea, Laurie! I've been looking for a way to cover damaged plaster walls in our 115+ year old home. Think this might work if we also secured the boards through the plaster into the wood lath? How thick are the boards? I think a white washed board installed horizontally might just be a look that could work for our old house! Thanks!

      Downonthefarm on July 1, 2013 at 6:25 pm
  7. How the pictures are so beautiful. When you go to buy a house you always went back to see if it is as beautiful as you remembered. This home only takes one look and sold. I try to look up different things to n.c./Atlantic and things you put down. I found one. Don't know if it has been ran already but here goes .www.drbeach.org/northcarolina.htm. Don't know what htm stand for. I enjoyed reading and learning more. Hope you do to. 16 more days. still can't waitxDxDxD

    bogartandbacall on June 30, 2013 at 5:01 pm
    • HTM is short for HTML and is an acronym for 'Hyper Text Markup Language'. This is the computer 'language' that was used to create the webpage. You'll see it on the end of many different types of posting on the web including text, and images. Every file on a computer must have an extension of some sort, like word documents end in .doc. You don't need to worry about it as it's simply to tell the computer how to read the file. :)

      Sally on July 1, 2013 at 12:01 pm
    • Thank you ms. Sally. It is sometimes hard for this baby boomer to know all this stuff. Thank you again

      bogartandbacall on July 1, 2013 at 8:03 pm
  8. Jason, Love how you got the lanterns to sway in the breeze :0 ) While the lanterns sway in the breeze, I can picture "shooting the breeze" (old expression) with family and friends while enjoying the breath-taking view.

    joyfulj9 on June 30, 2013 at 7:37 pm
  9. Mel, Thank you for the "link" to all the Blog Cabin links( videos photos ect.)you posted a day ago. You are a wealth of information. I am going to tune in tomorrow night at 9:30 PM, thanks to you later note posted today.(Sunday), have a good night. best to all, Nan ;) <3 ;) <3

    Nan on June 30, 2013 at 10:18 pm
  10. Good morning everyone…had a nice warm day yesterday, started raining again last night, still raining today…I so wish it would stop…

    Tisha on July 1, 2013 at 10:37 am

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