WRITTEN BY ELIZABETH HUDSON | PHOTOGRAPH BY MATT RAY PHOTOGRAPHY
In Ocean Isle Beach, a downsized space makes room for an upsized life.
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.”
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.
WRITTEN BY KATIE SCHANZE | PHOTOGRAPH BY JACK SOROKIN
Choose your own adventure at this chic, historic loft in downtown Asheville.
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.
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.