Location: Currituck County, NC
This project includes the preparation of a master plan for the 30-acre site and restoration of the 23,000-SF private residence built in the 1920s. With input from various stakeholders, a master plan was created to ensure that the National Register structure and site be transformed into a house museum meeting Register standards. The master plan addresses site issues as well as interior and exterior treatment of three existing structures. Modern circulation patterns and materials were removed or relocated to conform to the 1978 Register nomination.
The renovation addressed structural deficiencies and included a stabilization project to provide weather and flood protection. As a structure susceptible to the environment of both the sound and the ocean, close attention was given to foundations, doors, windows, roofing and masonry. Basement and site drainage were also addressed. As the restoration continued, close interaction with the State Historic Preservation office and with the National Register staff was ongoing and provided a system of insurance that the nomination status was maintained.
This project is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.