DuckAway is the name of our oceanside house on Poteskeet Drive off of the heart of the small town of Duck, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We purchased the house in July 2011 and made major construction changes and renovations during the year of 2012, during which the house was taken off the rental market. We have had two great rental seasons in 2013 and 2014 (and looking forward to 2015) through Sun Realty as #177 (click here to visit the rental page). It is only a short walk from DuckAway to the neighborhood beach access, but many guests will spend most of their time in the new pool. In the other direction it is a short walk to the heart of the town of Duck with its shops and restaurants with activities and events for kids and adults.
You might enjoy these videos of DuckAway. The first is an aerial view of DuckAway from a drone made in June 2014. (Unfortunately it is a bit shaky because the wind was blowing.) The second is a walk around the outside of DuckAway in June 2014. The third is a walk through the inside of DuckAway in June 2014.
When we bought the house in July 2011 it was a bit of an eyesore, with siding coming down, old and worn decks and windows, and
weeds and vegetation that had taken over every bit of the entire yard. Fortunately (and thats why we bought it) the house was in good structural condition, it contained good sized rooms and had a good, adaptable layout. It took a while to get started (difficulty with finding contractors) but eventually we had some major changes and enhancements made. We cleared out all the weeds and vegetation and added a pool and landscaping. We had much of the lower level enclosed, we entirely replaced the deck adding
a mid level, we added all new siding, we added new replacement windows, we had interior stairs added from the lower to mid level, we added doors from four bedrooms out directly to the deck, we replaced all the electrical outlets (adding new circuits and new ceiling fans), we added all new carpet, we painted all the interior, we completely replaced the kitchen, we replaced much of two bathrooms, and much more. Moreover, we completely refurnished the house with all new furniture, new bedding, new dishware, new cutlery, new glassware, and mostly new cooking hardware. We wanted to transform DuckAway and make it a great destination for our guests and a house we could be proud of.