2017 – New Home Build in Carolina Shores, NC

After spending several years living in Norfolk, VA we decided it was time to relocate. We spent the past two years exploring different areas to relocate to. We wanted someplace with mild winters preferably with no snow. We checked several areas:

  • Austin, TX
  • Richmond, VA
  • Suffolk, VA
  • Chesapeake, VA
  • Elizabeth City, NC
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Georgetown, SC
  • Conway, SC
  • Calabash, NC
  • Carolina Shores, NC

We noticed that we tended to gravitate towards the Myrtle Beach, SC metropolitan area. The summer weather is similar to Hampton Roads, VA, however, the winter is milder and only trace amounts of snow. We loved our brick ranch in Norfolk and wanted to make sure that our new home would also be all one level. We wanted a quieter location away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We found the perfect neighborhood and house in Carolina Shores, NC which is part of the Calabash, NC. The city is a nice small town with a population of 4000 people.


While not a brick rance, the new home is all one level and is larger than our current home located in a great community in the Myrtle Beach, SC metropolitan area. We are 15 min from North Myrtle Beach and 30 minutes from Myrtle Beach. We have a few photos of the new home being built which is slated for completion mid-September.

July 9, 2017 – Permits have been pulled and our lot has been cleared and initial framing for the new slab foundation.

July 19, 2017 – Foundation fully framed and initial plumbing and vapor barrier installed. Waiting on city inspectors to approve the foundation and plumbing.

July 28, 2017 – House is basically framed.

July 28, 2017 – House framed and external sheathing and roof panels installed.

July 28, 2017 – Location of my future home office with two large windows.

August 4, 2017 – Exterior wrapped and roof shingled

House wrapped and shingled.

Side of house


August 11, 2017 – Plumbing installed along with HVAC

Kitchen island

Sun Room and future Office. Wall will be closed in.


August 17, 2017 – HVAC installed and network, electrical, and cable cabling ran.

New HVAC runs in the attic area.

Media Panel installed with power next to the electrical panel.


August 29, 2017 – House walls insulated and sheetrock is being installed.

Looking at kitchen walls and island

Looking towards great room and sunroom with dining room opening walled in for new office.

Master bedroom

Our new 2.5 car garage


September 7, 2017 – Watching the weather report on Hurricane Irma.

Hurricane Irma Track – Hopefully continues inland as it progresses


September 8, 2017 – Cabinets being installed into kitchen and bathrooms.

New kitchen cabinets that will need to be updated to fit the double ovens and drop in range.

Kitchen cabinets installed. Unfortunately, they did not configure it for the double wall ovens and drop in range.

Mud room, Garage, and Laundry room.

Master bathroom double vanities and entrance to walk in closet.


September 18, 2017 – Driveway and patio are installed along with most of the siding.

Driveway and front walkway installed

Siding completed on sides of house.

Front entry with shingles.

Decent size back patio for entertaining.


September 19, 2017 – More minor finishing touches being done to the house.

Wrong kitchen cabinets now being removed from the kitchen.

New dining room chandler is installed.

View of new home office location from the sunroom.

View of the sunroom and entry to master bedroom from home office.

More pictures and updates to come. . .

One thought on “2017 – New Home Build in Carolina Shores, NC

  1. Really enjoyed this post. We are presently staying at Brunswick Plantation (Jan.4, 2018) and considering building in Carolina Shores. I see that you are in the Lakes. We have visited this part, but our budget doesn’t permit. We have seen various lots for sale around the Carolina Shores community and I was wondering where I would go to get information about the allowed minimum cost of a build or if you would know who I should contact. Thank you – Susan

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