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Rodanthe cottage for sale

By: Robert
2/17/2021 7:19 AM

Saw the listing on Facebook (For The Love of Old Houses). Needs another half million to redo inside.

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By: Tim-OBX
2/17/2021 8:23 AM

Saw the listing on Facebook (For The Love of Old Houses). Needs another half million to redo inside.

Click to follow link...

Robert


1st house on the right. Not much there these days.



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By: Squid Pro Quo
2/17/2021 9:25 AM

Soon to be oceanfront!

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By: OceanBlue
2/17/2021 10:26 AM

Soon to be oceanfront!

Squid Pro Quo


And, possibly, canal front when/if the inlet reforms!

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By: robluc
2/17/2021 10:34 AM

Is that the Green Lantern?

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By: GrandpaD
2/17/2021 10:34 AM

My favorite lines from the Zillow listing -

"Destined to become the most desirable house on the Outer Banks...It is easy to consider this practically beachfront, especially when the "Jug Handle" bridge is complete, w no other homes to obstruct over 180 degree views.."

Granted, Hwy 12 will end about 30 feet North of the house when the bridge is opened. But that section does flood a great deal. "Wade to the beach" is probably a more appropriate line.

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By: John Bull
2/17/2021 11:40 AM

Wow- those are some beautiful views!

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By: OceanBlue
2/17/2021 12:33 PM

But that section does flood a great deal.

GrandpaD




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By: Bill
2/17/2021 12:36 PM

Buy it! What can go wrong?

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By: Frank N
2/18/2021 6:04 AM

Who needs to fish from their own dock when they can fish from their living room....

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By: KDHBreeze
2/18/2021 6:59 AM

For the Love of Old Houses/Old House Life is a great passion project by Michelle Bowers. She's very knowledgeable in restoration and has a nice following, so maybe the home has a chance to find owners with the will and means for this home. It definitely has character, and they have options for relocation with lots still pretty reasonable. Not a house for most buyers, but could be the right home for someone with the resources, and that's a nicer thought than someone buying it to be a piece of their real estate portfolio to rent for income, enjoy themselves, and then profit by the eventual loss.

Michell's FB group and blog is a nice place to browse if you like historic homes or appreciate architecture, and it has a heartwarming story behind it.

It is definitely not the house for most people, and that's okay. I rather wish the conversation here had been more about the design of the home and if there are many others like it, or have been. I've seen a few similar.

But, I realize if it's not this, we'd go back to grousing about Edgecamp being something the likes of which no one has seen in Salvo (nevermind the 14 bedroom home it's modeled after just a stone's throw away Laughing smiley Laughing smiley ) or the other 46ish homes going in there.

I wouldn't buy this house, but it cuts a nice silhouette.

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By: FirebirdNC
2/18/2021 7:51 AM

I have been a fan/follower of "For the Love of Old Houses" for a while now. I was frankly surprised to see this listing more because I don't feel it qualifies. I wish luck to whoever buys it, it is going to cost them a lot more in the long run.

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By: jefm
2/18/2021 8:07 AM

Never had much desire to spend a million or so on a house & renovations that sits on borrowed land. Mother nature will claim that land within 10 years I expect. I expect when the bridge is finished & that section gets breached again, it will stay breached forever.

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By: Tim-OBX
2/18/2021 8:25 AM

But that section does flood a great deal.

GrandpaD


OceanBlue


That was in 2011 I believe. When I went down there it was amazing to see - must have been what Venice looks like with all the streets flooded.

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By: OceanBlue
2/18/2021 8:32 AM

But that section does flood a great deal.

GrandpaD


OceanBlue


That was in 2011 I believe. When I went down there it was amazing to see - must have been what Venice looks like with all the streets flooded.

Tim-OBX


Yep, courtesy of Ms Irene. What a schitshow.....we evaced. The island was "blocked" by the USCG for, as I recall, well over a month.

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By: hatterasnc
2/18/2021 8:39 AM

But that section does flood a great deal.

GrandpaD


OceanBlue


That was in 2011 I believe. When I went down there it was amazing to see - must have been what Venice looks like with all the streets flooded.

Tim-OBX


Yep, courtesy of Ms Irene. What a schitshow.....we evaced. The island was "blocked" by the USCG for, as I recall, well over a month.

OceanBlue


Isabel. 2003.

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By: J4yDubs
2/18/2021 8:50 AM

Soon to be oceanfront!

Squid Pro Quo


Build up a bulk head around it and you might one day own a island...

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By: OceanBlue
2/18/2021 9:12 AM

But that section does flood a great deal.

GrandpaD


OceanBlue


That was in 2011 I believe. When I went down there it was amazing to see - must have been what Venice looks like with all the streets flooded.

Tim-OBX


Yep, courtesy of Ms Irene. What a schitshow.....we evaced. The island was "blocked" by the USCG for, as I recall, well over a month.

OceanBlue


Isabel. 2003.

hatterasnc


Respectfully, don't think so - at least not that particular pic.

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By: bobbyg
2/18/2021 9:22 AM

I am not tough enough or rich enough to own a home on Hatteras Island. I love the beauty and views but the upkeep and isolation would be awful. Now, staying there for a beautiful week in July would be awesome!

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By: hatterasnc
2/18/2021 9:33 AM

But that section does flood a great deal.

GrandpaD


OceanBlue


That was in 2011 I believe. When I went down there it was amazing to see - must have been what Venice looks like with all the streets flooded.

Tim-OBX


Yep, courtesy of Ms Irene. What a schitshow.....we evaced. The island was "blocked" by the USCG for, as I recall, well over a month.

OceanBlue


Isabel. 2003.

hatterasnc


Respectfully, don't think so - at least not that particular pic.

OceanBlue


You are correct, the "inn at Rodanthe" house is not there. I was wrong. The inlet cut through the same way though Big grin

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By: jfalba
2/18/2021 10:08 AM

yes even the yearly tourists know not to buy there. I wont rent in rodanthe in case my vacation gets ruined faster if the weather gets bad,

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By: Frank N
2/18/2021 10:13 AM

For the Love of Old Houses/Old House Life is a great passion project by Michelle Bowers. She's very knowledgeable in restoration and has a nice following, so maybe the home has a chance to find owners with the will and means for this home. It definitely has character, and they have options for relocation with lots still pretty reasonable. Not a house for most buyers, but could be the right home for someone with the resources, and that's a nicer thought than someone buying it to be a piece of their real estate portfolio to rent for income, enjoy themselves, and then profit by the eventual loss.

Michell's FB group and blog is a nice place to browse if you like historic homes or appreciate architecture, and it has a heartwarming story behind it.

It is definitely not the house for most people, and that's okay. I rather wish the conversation here had been more about the design of the home and if there are many others like it, or have been. I've seen a few similar.

But, I realize if it's not this, we'd go back to grousing about Edgecamp being something the likes of which no one has seen in Salvo (nevermind the 14 bedroom home it's modeled after just a stone's throw away Laughing smiley Laughing smiley ) or the other 46ish homes going in there.

I wouldn't buy this house, but it cuts a nice silhouette.

KDHBreeze


Oh I think it is a great looking house for the OBX, a lot of personality, I actually ran across the listing when I was looking a few years ago and they were asking 350k, one look at the satellite and no thanks. It's future at that spot is determined.

Sold for 315 in 2018....someone is trying to make a few bucks now.

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By: OceanBlue
2/18/2021 10:14 AM

But that section does flood a great deal.

GrandpaD


OceanBlue


That was in 2011 I believe. When I went down there it was amazing to see - must have been what Venice looks like with all the streets flooded.

Tim-OBX


Yep, courtesy of Ms Irene. What a schitshow.....we evaced. The island was "blocked" by the USCG for, as I recall, well over a month.

OceanBlue


Isabel. 2003.

hatterasnc


Respectfully, don't think so - at least not that particular pic.

OceanBlue


You are correct, the "inn at Rodanthe" house is not there. I was wrong. The inlet cut through the same way though Big grin

hatterasnc


All good! ****EDIT**** As Ms Pink just PM'd me (Serendipity was moved in 2010...seemed like yesterday)

But, the OF house (blue - northern most in the pic) “fell in” a few days later.

You know...”land of shifting sands” and all that stuff smiley

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By: KDHBreeze
2/18/2021 10:23 AM



Oh I think it is a great looking house for the OBX, a lot of personality, I actually ran across the listing when I was looking a few years ago and they were asking 350k, one look at the satellite and no thanks. It's future at that spot is determined.

Sold for 315 in 2018....someone is trying to make a few bucks now.

Frank N


Don't know if they'll get their asking, but relative to what they paid, it's not out of line, especially with the Jughandle opening, all the new development, and the general trending in the area.

It's just that most of us are thinking more long term in terms of a home - either keeping it and paying it off over that time or keeping it for a bit and selling it. We generally don't think of using a property for cash flow and profiting from the loss of the home and/or the lot.

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By: inthepink
2/18/2021 10:26 AM

But that section does flood a great deal.

GrandpaD


OceanBlue


That was in 2011 I believe. When I went down there it was amazing to see - must have been what Venice looks like with all the streets flooded.

Tim-OBX


Yep, courtesy of Ms Irene. What a schitshow.....we evaced. The island was "blocked" by the USCG for, as I recall, well over a month.

OceanBlue


Isabel. 2003.

hatterasnc


Respectfully, don't think so - at least not that particular pic.

OceanBlue


You are correct, the "inn at Rodanthe" house is not there. I was wrong. The inlet cut through the same way though Big grin

hatterasnc


Absolutely Irene. I came back to see the damage via the emergency ferry. Pulled in the driveway at 3am. I was on the ferry with the folks who were the neighbors that escaped the “Sentinel” fire with the owners. She was still on crutches and said she was only returning to gather belongings, she would never be able to stay there again. If you don’t know that story... it’s frightening beyond your imagination. Our place had sustained significant damage but all repairable. The high water line was from sound water and was close to 4ft on the pilings... and this is on the ocean front side of 12. The first half of Irene pushed ocean water over, then the back side flipped the winds and pushed the sound east. If the jug handle bridge allows that area to create the inlet it wants to again, might bring some relief to the ocean side erosion. Mother Nature will do what she wants, we just enjoy what she gives us for as long as we can.

www.seattletimes.com/busi...

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