Front Yard Pictures From Blog Cabin 2013

Three acres of waterfront property overlook majestic Core Sound and offer intimate outdoor areas ideal for summer entertaining.

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jack Parker

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Frank Murray

Blog Cabin 2013, reconstructed within the footprint of its former self, nestles on three acres, transformed with the addition of lush native landscaping elements, new sod and pea-gravel pathways.

A new pergola, shifted left 8 feet from the location of the property's original grape arbors, is fashioned from cedar wood and lumber reclaimed from an old Beaufort, N.C., building.

The home, elevated 8 feet above sea level and placed atop a sturdy masonry foundation, stands 2.5 feet taller than the original structure. Landscape elements camouflage the foundation and lend permanence.

A series of solar stones keeps footprints above the sandy, water-saturated soil. Stones, fashioned from river rock and glow-in-the-dark pebbles, remain illuminated for several hours during the night.

Reconstructed to withstand major storms, the new dock is supported atop sturdy piers, buried 8 feet beneath the sandy sound bed.

Blog Cabin's double glass doors and windows capitalize on water views and capture abundant sunlight.

A focus on low-impact development saved precious marshland and the property's existing foliage.

Blog Cabin's beachfront is an ideal spot to fish, swim and sunbathe.

The green of marsh grasses inspired the home's interior color palette, which incorporates colors of sea, sky and sand.

Fifty new piers support the weight of a new pressure-treated, kiln-dried Southern yellow pine dock. The rot-resistant decking is sealed with an ultraviolet light-blocking stain.

Posts from the original grape arbor frame the water view and mark the entrance to a steppingstone pathway that leads to the dock.

The outdoor kitchen mirrors the design of the home and offers a cool, shaded spot to enjoy water views. A built-in grill with granite countertop and fire pit are among amenities.

Reframed, flow improved and glass added to capitalize on water views, Blog Cabin 2013 maintains the original structure's Southern style and charm.