New Life for an Old Shed
During the summer of 1999 we purchased a property with a burned-out house used for boat and tool storage. It was our dream to own a summer getaway place near the water. It is within walking distance of the Intracoastal Waterway and short drive to Holden Beach.
Over the course of 20 years, the house was rebuilt in stages with the help of special friends and family. It began with gutting out the interior, and adding doors and windows. After completing the inside, stucco was added outside. It was approximately 700 square feet with two bedrooms and one bath.
After retirement, we became full-time residents. It was tight quarters! We hired a contractor to add on another 720 square feet. The living room, master bedroom, walk-in closets and master bathroom were completed. All of the masonry work was done by my husband, including the front porch with decorative archways. Having been a skilled brick mason before going to college and seminary, he never stopped using his skill.
Other projects included renovating the kitchen and adding an enclosed sun porch on the back. It was quite a journey that took a lot of time and patience. It has been well worth taking a scrap of nothing and turning it into a beautiful home.
Rebecca Wroten, Supply, a member of Brunswick Electric