photograph by Matt Ray Photography

 

Coastal Comfort

WRITTEN BY ELIZABETH HUDSON   |   PHOTOGRAPH BY MATT RAY PHOTOGRAPHY

In Ocean Isle Beach, a downsized space makes room for an upsized life.

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Safe Harbor

WRITTEN BY SUSAN STAFFORD KELLY   |   PHOTOGRAPH BY MATT RAY PHOTOGRAPHY

A modern-day maritime village: At the mouth of the Neuse River,
a cozy waterfront community unites around boating,
architectural beauty — and “docktails.”

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Green House

WRITTEN BY SUSAN STAFFORD KELLY   |   PHOTOGRAPH BY FAITH TEASLEY

At one couple’s dream vacation home on Lake Pinehurst, stunning backyard views — and fun — are par for the course.

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Luxe Lofts

WRITTEN BY KATIE SCHANZE   |   PHOTOGRAPH BY JACK SOROKIN

Choose your own adventure at this chic, historic loft in downtown Asheville.

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Rustic Revival

WRITTEN BY LOUISE JARVIS FLYNN   |   PHOTOGRAPH BY TIM ROBISON

Some of the most sought-after homes in Highlands aren’t new mansions with a view. Instead, they’re drafty old log cabins built by a man whose artistry has long outlived him.

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Dream Destinations: 25 Places to Retire, Relocate, Relax

WRITTEN BY OUR STATE STAFF   |   PHOTOGRAPH BY EMILY CHAPLIN

We’ve rounded up 25 of the dreamiest places to retire, relocate, and relax from the mountains to the coast.

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