When we arrived home from Pinehurst....there was a message from the owners of the cottage that we had left the note inside their mail box. Apparently....the cottage was up for sale but was taken off of the market and was now a rental property. That's why the house was empty for the time being. They said they would be interested in selling. BINGO! The next weekend we drove back down to Pinehurst to view it. Here are some pics we took. The house is not quite 1000 sq. feet. We thought along with the contractors and architect it had good bones. A sign on top of the front entry door reads... "The Merrimac." We decided to pursue this house and we made an offer.
Exterior Side View