Salt Box Bay
These buildings are designed for a water-access community on the mainland side of the Intracoastal Waterway west of Holden Beach, North Carolina. The developers of the property wished to create a product so unique to the area that an entire new section of the Brunswick County Zoning Ordinance called the “cottage ordinance” had to be conceived, written and approved before the design of the structures could even begin. This new ordinance would allow for higher density, smaller footprint housing with hidden parking spaces and abundant common space. Trails, bass ponds, parks, a swimming pool and clubhouse, and onsite storage makes for an ideal place to keep your boat, surfboard, and fishing gear until five o’clock Friday rolls around again.
The core of the developers’ concept was to provide smaller, finely crafted weekend-warrior type getaways and second homes to families and individuals living an hour or two away in the Raleigh and Charlotte Metro regions. The creatively designed site plan (Dan Blackman, Landscape Architect) allows for seven different housing options, ranging from just over 700 s.f. to just under 1,400 s.f. Never-heard-of plans such as one bedroom with a loft are available, as well as two and three bedroom homes under 1,200 s.f., up to 1,400 s.f.
Each of the houses is designed to make use of every last inch and space between the studs if possible for built-ins, storage, and every efficiency imaginable. All of the compact and crafty homes open up to screened front and back porches with outdoor showers. All are designed for living at the beach with salty shorts. The concept hinges around the less is more attitude in hopes to bring the second home at the beach within reach again to out-of-towners.
You can visit the project at saltboxbay.com