2023 OBX Parade of Homes Entry

We are excited to announce that Sandmark Custom Homes will enter another stunning remodeled home in the Outer Banks Home Builders Association 2023 Parade of Homes competition scheduled for October 5-7, 2023. As a custom home builder with extensive experience in luxury home remodeling, we are eager to showcase our team’s craftsmanship, creativity, and attention to detail. This annual event is a fantastic opportunity for us to share our latest project with potential customers and industry experts, exchange ideas, and see what other builders are up to. If you’re planning to attend the 2023 Parade of Homes, you won’t want to miss our entry!

House Description:
Welcome to the “Sea Urch Inn” located in the picturesque Carolina Dunes subdivision of Duck. When Scott and Ann Urch approached us with their vision of transforming their Duck rental home into their forever home, we were thrilled to jump on board. The journey of this remarkable remodel started with the addition of an elevator, a spacious kitchen, a dining room, a home office, and an expansive ground-level recreation room and garage. But we didn’t stop there! We took advantage of the opportunity to expand the home on the east side, bringing in more space and endless possibilities. From top to bottom, we left no stone unturned – updating the roof, windows, siding, decks, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems. The heart of the home, the kitchen, now boasts a perfect setting for quality family time and entertaining guests. Every living space received a makeover, including new flooring, cabinets, countertops, appliances, plumbing fixtures, and light fixtures. What was once a simple beach house has now transformed into the forever home of Scott and Ann Urch. Join them on this extraordinary journey and experience the charm and comfort of the “Sea Urch Inn”.

Construction Acknowledgements: 
Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to the exceptional team of subcontractors at Sandmark Custom Homes for their invaluable contribution in creating this breathtaking home. We would also like to extend a special recognition to our esteemed fellow OBHBA member companies, including Atlantic Elevators, AVP – Audio Video Providers, Ballard Plumbing, Bayco, Beach Building Services, Beach House Flooring and Tile, Beach Worthy Furniture, Carolina Custom Trim, Checkpoint Security, DAL Painting, Ferguson Enterprises, Fulltilt Blinds and Shutters, Grayhound Electric, Home Solutions of Carolina, Island Woodcrafts, Joe Frank Drywall, J. Appleseed Landscapes, Kellogg’s Supply, Musick Concrete Services, Northeastern Marine Construction, North Beach Services, OBX Roof Monkeys, Michael D. O’Steen, P.E., Outer Banks LP Gas and Appliances, Pallet’s Garage Door, Ridge Road Construction, Sea Swept Designs, and Styons Surveying Services. Together, we’ve turned dreams into reality!

Builder and Company Description:
Since 1996, Mark and Sandy Martin have been crafting award-winning custom homes and renovations on the Outer Banks. Collaborating with a dedicated team of professionals, Mark oversees our project homesites and coordinates every aspect of construction, while Sandy, working diligently in the office, handles client meetings for home selections, marketing, and accounting. Their unwavering commitment to open communication with clients remains at the forefront throughout the entire homebuilding process. Don’t hesitate to reach out and schedule a meeting to discuss your beach home renovation or new building project. License #75383. Visit us at www.outerbanksbuilders.com.

The 2023 Parade of Homes will be a great opportunity to see some impressive and inspiring homes, and Sandmark Custom Homes’ remodeled home will undoubtedly stand out. Our talented team of designers, builders, and contractors has put their hearts and souls into this project, and we are confident that our clients and visitors will appreciate the result. If you’re interested in working with us on a custom home or a remodel project, we would be delighted to hear from you. We specialize in high-end, eco-friendly, and unique homes that reflect your taste, needs, and dreams. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover how we can turn your project into a masterpiece!

Sea Urch Inn prior to remodeling


Sea Urch Inn after remodeling