by Jamie Schultz
This year’s Southern Living Idea House is a beach paradise.
Nestled on Bald Head Island, a small and secluded barrier island off the coast of North Carolina, this home is filled with pops of color and island style. Bald Head Island is home to maritime forests, marshes, pristine beaches and extraordinary beach homes. The 5 square mile community is just a 20-minute ferry ride off the coast, and once you’re there, navigating the island is limited to driving a golf cart, riding a bike, or exploring by foot. The island offers a lot of natural beauty, but you will definitely want to add the Southern Living 2017 Idea House to your list of must-sees!
The home’s open floor plan, surrounding porches and backyard patio and fire pit make it the ideal spot for entertaining family and friends after a day on the sand.
With a mix of modern and vintage style, the Southern Living 2017 Idea House is designed to feel like it has been here for decades. The versatility of James Hardie® products helped bring this laid-back coastal home to life! The main home features distinctively thick Artisan® lap siding that casts deep, gorgeous shadow lines to enhance the dramatic setting. Its traditional Southern-style look is complemented by a guest house combining HardiePanel® vertical siding and HardieTrim® batten boards to achieve the classic board-and-batten charm.
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