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2024 Southern Shores Historic Flat Top Cottage Tour

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The owners invite you to join them for an afternoon of open houses as you tour these historic cottages that once dominated the Southern Shores’ architectural landscape. We are proud to offer homes of varying sizes, locations, styles, and finishes for a self-guided open house tour. Approximately 25 examples of this original architectural style still remain as flat tops in Southern Shores, of which 14 will be featured on the tour. Frank Stick, (1884-1966), beloved Outer Banks artist and developer, obtained an option on the land that is now Southern Shores, and supervised the platting of lots, the installation of roads, and the design and erection of the first flat top cottages. These now quaint architectural houses are reminiscent of the cottages seen in Florida made of cement block construction with wide overhanging soffits, propped up shutters, and flat tar and gravel roofs. Five of the historic homes on this year’s tour have been designated as Southern Shores Historic Landmarks by the Town of Southern Shores.

The list of cottages whose owners will open them for the tour are:  218 Ocean Blvd – Mackey Cottage; 18 E. Dogwood Trail – Oh So Sandy; 170 Ocean Blvd – Pink Perfection (Edith Pipkin Cottage); 169 Ocean Blvd – Atlantic Breezes; 157 Ocean Blvd – Sea Breezes; 23 Porpoise Run – Sokol/Clements Cottage; 156 Wax Myrtle Trail – Clarke/Gudas Cottage; 159 Wax Myrtle Trail – Falconer Cottage; 142 Ocean Blvd – Seaquel; 113 Ocean Blvd – the Knight Cottage; 69 Ocean Blvd – Sea Spray Cottage; 43 Ocean Blvd – Powell/Harritt Cottage; 78 Skyline Road – Lambroff Cottage; and 13 Skyline Road – owned by the Town of Southern Shores.

Tickets cost $10 and will be sold online beginning in March. Tickets will also be available in person on the day of the tour from 10am to 1:30pm at the Southern Shores Crossing ticket box 1 Ocean Blvd. Tickets cover admission to all 14 homes on the tour.


Southern Shores Crossing
1 Ocean Blvd
Southern Shores, 27949 United States
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