Cottages and Bungalows

On the Water

Finding the perfect home is just as much about the where as it is about the what. Homeowners Kevin and Karla Dolan were looking for the perfect location for a brand-new home away from home—and they found it in a town already brimming with family history. Generations of their family, for the past 20 years, have spent summers in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, so it was the natural choice for their beach home.

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