Jonesing for a Restoration

The Jones House – Milton, NC By Hosanna BlanchardSpring 2022 Generally speaking, buying and restoring a forlorn 170-year-old house is a daunting proposition. Participants can count on exhausting, dirty work, unwelcome construction problems, numerous frustrating roadblocks – all resulting in painfully slow progress. This might cause some to avoid such projects or reject them outright …

Architectural Gem on Peaceful Mayo Lake

By Nancy BeckerPhotos by Flyboy Media and Photography From the moment you start down the gently winding driveway and approach the house, you know you’re headed for someplace special. The house and buildings were custom-designed by architect Thomas Hickey of Chicago. The owners had previously lived in Chicago and renovated a house with Tom. While …

Original Mayo Train Station Resides on Hyco Lake

HYCO LAKE- You can find a bit of history on the main channel of Hyco Lake. The original Mayo Train Station occupies the 2-acre point lot of South Point Trail. Upon entering the home, you recognize the train depot’s construction features, built across the state line in Mayo, Virginia. Imagining the anxious hope and adventure …

Harbor Cottages

[box type=”shadow” ] UPDATE – 8/29/2019 From: West and Woodall Only two left…  Relaxing easy, maintenance free living the lake! [/box] [box type=”shadow” ] UPDATE – 7/1/2018 From: Peter Berry Took a boat ride today… The Harbor Cottages are starting to take shape! [/box] Story by Peter Berry Originally published online June 18, 2018. What …

Manor on Main : A Blend of Old, New and Everything in Between

ROXBORO, NC- Minnesota native Victoria O’Duffy had never been to North Carolina until 2016. That was when she stepped off a plane at Raleigh-Durham International Airport to move into what is now the Manor on Main Bed and Breakfast on Roxboro’s Main Street. The former civil rights attorney said her brother bought the property to …