Coastal Living magazine has chosen a home in Southport to be its 2009 Idea House. Public tours of the home will begin Sept. 3 and run through Nov. 29. The house is in Seawatch at Sunset Harbor, a 3,000-acre waterfront community 30 miles south of Wilmington. Tour hours are noon- 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Group appointments are available.
Tickets are $10 and proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina.
The original Cape-style house is built on a bluff overlooking the tidal waters of Mercer Mill Creek and nature preserve.
Coastal Living Idea Houses celebrate the best in coastal home innovation, decor, and construction and are built in coastal communities selected by the magazine for environmental consciousness and sensitivity to shoreline preservation.
The home will be featured in the November 2009 issue of Coastal Living magazine.