The Outer Banks is full of history. From the Lost Colony to the first flight made by the Wright Brothers, this special place holds a huge chunk of American history. This includes historic Outer Banks homes! The homes below featured below have construction dates tracking back to the 1900s. Some as early as 1903! They all still have that old, Outer Banks charm that brought visitors here in the very beginning.
Nags Head was actually deemed North Carolina’s first vacation destination. Summer homes became more popular and by 1885; 13 beach cottages stood on the OBX oceanfront! Today, Historic Cottage Row is made up of those 13 homes. Similarly, 23 more homes have been added that have original ties to the OBX that go back to the mid 1800s.
The video below talks about a few homes that are on cottage row and the ties they have to the Outer Banks and the families here. In fact, at one home, President Roosevelt actually stayed at one of the historic cottages. These homes carries stories of history and memories.
These historic Outer Banks homes have that rustic charm you’d experience way back when, but with modern updates like WiFi and central heat and air. Spacious porches are the perfect place for hanging out after a long beach day and sipping on some sweet tea. In addition to the spacious porches and uniqueness of the interiors, the old charm of these historic homes will encapsulate you and your family. Full of stories and full of potential memories for you and your family; historic Outer Banks vacation homes await you with Resort Realty.