OBX Events: September 2017

Calendar of Events August 30th – September 4th, 2017, WRV Outer Banks Pro, Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head, NC September 1, 2017, First Friday’s Downtown, Manteo, NC September 2, 2017, OBX Tribute Rock Concert, Festival Park, Manteo, NC September 5, 2017, Yoga on the Green, Duck, NC September 5, 2017, Dare County Board of Commissioners Meeting,…

Sandmark Custom Homes Remodel

Sandmark Custom Homes remodel of the Brown’s home in 1998 was our first large scale remodel, in which the entire house was transformed. Neighbors Barbara and Jerry Brown contacted us about renovating their Southern Shores beach cottage on the Outer Banks. The goal was to update and enlarge the home to accommodate their family. To…

Recent Power Outage on Hatteras Island and Ocracoke

The recent power outage in various areas of the Outer Banks, including Hatteras Island and Ocracoke, had Bill Cochran reflect on times past. Bill, Sandy’s Uncle and a longtime outdoors sports writer for The Roanoke Times, highlights the changes he’s seen in the Outer Banks. You can find Bill Cochran’s article “Power outage turns back clock on the Outer…

Beach Nourishment Comes to the Outer Banks

Stay updated on the beach nourishment projects going on in the Outer Banks. So far the Duck project has been completed. The Buxton and Kitty Hawk beaches are currently underway. Kill Devil Hills, Southern Shores and Duck beach nourishment are completed! Beach nourishment is the process of pumping sand onto an eroding shoreline to widen the existing…

Cooking With Amanda Martin – Crab Balls

Crab Balls  Ingredients: 2 slices dried bread, no crust Small amount of milk (about 1 tablespoon) 1 tablespoon fish breader 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 tablespoon fresh parsley 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon…

Outer Banks Beach Home

While having dinner last summer with longtime friends, Mark and Sandy Martin, my wife and I both expressed our dreams of owning an Outer Banks Beach Home. Mark an experienced builder, long time Outer Banks resident, and owner of Sandmark Custom Homes, encouraged us to pursue our dream. From walking through potential lots to choosing…

Exceed your Expectations!

I want to take a minute to recognize how happy we have been with the various renovation and ad hoc repair projects that Sandmark has completed at our 4 rental home over the last 5 years. As out of state owners, it is reassuring to know that Mark is always there to respond to issues…

Outer Banks Beach House Remodel

We hired Sandmark for a major Outer Banks beach house remodel. We had hired a designer to assist us with creating house plans, but she was not helpful at all and said we couldn’t do some of the things we wanted. We heard that Sandmark was good, so we called Mark to come look at…

Outer Banks Home Renovation

It was wonderful working with Mark and Sandy. They listened to our needs and the result was a beautiful makeover and addition. We love our home after our Outer Banks home renovation. – John and Lisa Walker   Sandmark Custom Homes is grateful for all of our clients and their feedback to help our company…