Carolinas Magazine - Fall 2001 - 1

Brief: Create a home to take advantage of the spectacular views the ocean-front lot offers; yield a beautiful appearance: and weather an alternately beautiful and harsh climate.

Architect: Mark Andrew Saulnier, Wilmington, North Carolina.


The Lane House on Bald Head Island meets the specification perfectly. Coastal cottage in character, it has a distinct shingle style, reminiscent of New England. The main living spaces on the first floor stretch across the ocean side of the house, taking full advantage of the view. The entry foyer opens into a soaring, light-filled living space with spectacular ocean views. There are four bed rooms with master suite on both first and second floors. The kitchen's raised bar is open to the dining area that has French doors opening onto a large screen porch overlooking