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The Benefits of Design-Build

The Outer Banks are consistently rated as one of the most desirable places on the East Coast to vacation. Once you visit, you’ll want to return, so there’s no better time to consider building your very own home away from home.  But with so many options for architects, engineers, builders, and subcontractors, the process can become overwhelming.  Choosing a desig…Continue Reading..

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse: The Mystery of the Fresnel Lens

This month’s Throwback Thursday is Part I in a two-part series about the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.  Today, we focus on the mystery of the lighthouse lens that disappeared after the Civil War.  Join The Coastal Cottage Company next month to learn about the daring relocation of the lighthouse in 1999. Civil War, lightning strikes, hurricanes, earthquakes, encroac…Continue Reading..

Conditioned Crawlspaces

During the summer, the Outer Banks are filled with sunshine and family fun.  But it's also the season we crank up the air conditioning and our utility bills skyrocket. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration projects warmer temperatures this summer and the U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts an increased use of electricity for air conditioning…Continue Reading..

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