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House #6 Category R, Sandmark Custom Homes, Inc.

Builder: Mark Martin

NCLBGC Lic #75383

House Address: 193 Wax Myrtle Trail, Southern Shores

Travel north on NC 12 in Southern Shores and at the Southern Shores Fire Station, turn left at the traffic light onto East Dogwood Trail and then make an immediate left on to Wax Myrtle Trail, the house is on the right at # 193 Wax Myrtle Trail.

In 2011 Sam and Teri Howell purchased this 1984 saltbox style home with the intention of one day renovating and adding an addition to make it their permanent home. In 2018 they came to us with a preliminary plan for the renovation of their beach house. After discussing their needs and why certain things were designed as they were, we made some modifications to the original drawings. Having a large family, they wanted to make sure there was room for their grown    children and grandchildren. The final layout involved converting the top level, which was two bedrooms that shared a bathroom, into a top level, master suite with access to an ocean view deck. On the main level we expanded the kitchen and screened porch, added a new front entry, large family room, bathroom, laundry, and stairs down to the lower level. The newly added lower level includes closets for storage, a private bedroom & bathroom along with a two-car garage. We have built in a shaft for a future elevator that stops on each floor. New windows, siding, decks, roof and a new driveway complete this remodel. We took this 1,800 sq. ft. salt box and made it a 3,600 sq. ft. custom home for this family.

We extend our gratitude to all our vendors and subcontractors, with special recognition to OBHBA members including All Star Insulation, Ballard Plumbing, Beach Building Services, Coastal Accents & Design, Daniels Homeport, Ferguson Enterprises, Guy C. Lee Building Materials, Home Solutions of NC, Musick Concrete Services, North Beach Services, Pallet’s Garage Doors, Sea Breeze Drywall and The Cabinet Doctor.

Mark and Sandy Martin moved to the Outer Banks in 1996 from Northern Virginia and have been active in the community and the Outer Banks Home Builders Association since they    started their first project and personal home. Twenty-three years later they are still building new homes and renovating homes.  Sandy currently serves on the Outer Banks Hospital Development Council. Mark is currently serving as President-Elect for the North Carolina Home Builders Association and will serve as President in 2020. Sandmark Custom Homes is pleased to present our sixth Sandmark project on Wax Myrtle Trail in Southern Shores to be featured in the OBHBA Parade of Homes. When you are ready to build or renovate make sure you give Sandmark Custom Homes a call.

Builder Contact Information:

191 Wax Myrtle Trail, Southern Shores, NC  27949

Phone: 252-261-1123


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