Outer Banks Parade of Homes 2016

Save the Date for the Outer Banks Parade of Homes 2016 The 24th Annual Outer Banks Homes Builders Association Parade of Homes is scheduled for Thursday, October 6 through Sunday, October 9, 2016. This year Sandmark Custom Homes will feature the remodel of  Bella, located on Scarborough Lane in Duck, North Carolina. Originally built in 2006,…

Local Outer Banks Dining Favorites

Wondering where to eat out when visiting the Outer Banks of North Carolina? The choices are endless. Seafood, some good ole’ NC BBQ, Italian, Pizza, breakfast, burgers, donuts…..where do you start? Folks always ask us, where do the locals go? Well, here is a list of our local Outer Banks dining favorites, in no particular…

After the Fire, Smoke and Water… A new home

  In March, we brought you the story of a Southern Shores property owner whose home had been struck by lightning and was severely damaged by fire. You can read the story by clicking on this link When Lightening Strikes: A lesson in rebuilding, banks & insurance coverage. After months of dealing with their Insurance…

Construction Begins on the Bonner Bridge

Before we moved to the Outer Banks in August 1996, we vacationed here. There was plenty of discussion about building a new bridge over Oregon Inlet.  20 years later construction is beginning on the new Bonner Bridge. Built in 1963 with a life expectancy of 30 years, the original Bonner Bridge is a 2.7-mile bridge…

Grown & Flown!

  Our Pride & Joy: Sam & Amanda Martin It’s hard to believe that our children are now adults. When we moved to the Outer Banks of North Carolina more than 20 years ago, Sam was 6 and Amanda was 3. Growing up on the Outer Banks was a dream for our two beach babies! We…

Class Act

As a Home Designer, I start the process of making people’s dreams come to reality. Truly great Builders like Mark & Sandy Martin finish what I start. They are a rare thing in the Building world…….a really “class act”. We have done Additions, Remodels and many Custom Homes together and I have yet to see…

Pleased With Final Results

Sandmark Custom Homes was responsive to our requests from the very beginning. They listened to us and made note of many details before the project even began. They helped us in choosing materials, but I never felt like their suggestions were demanding. We relied on their expertise in the design and implementation of all of…