written by Landie Canfield
First impressions are often instantaneous and impactful – whether it’s a city you’re visiting for the first time that sparks joy in your heart, a cute cafe that becomes your immediate favorite, or a college classroom that feels oh so right. When a place has a good vibe you know it— you feel a sense of familiarity, warmth and welcome— that notion of home. A white picket fence, symbolic of the American Dream, outlines the entrance into Camp Morehead and is a fitting choice for this idyllic community. The reigning spirit here resonates with deep nostalgia and charm, its memorable local history an integral part of the goodwill and camaraderie found up and down its streets.
Camp Morehead was a sleep-away camp, settled into the wooded lands on the shore of Bogue Sound, from 1938 until 1995. At that time, there was only one house occupied by the director and his wife. There was a field, a baseball diamond, and a clubhouse with a view of the water where dances were held. Cap’n Purcell, the legend who ran the camp, instilled a sense of wonder and well-being in his campers, seamlessly weaving in character building, skills and values.
Now made up of manicured lawns, families and gracious homes, this community remains woven together, each thread a part of its history and character. This red brick house at 162 Camp Morehead is one page in the storybook, embracing classic style inside and out . The charming, time-honored Cape Cod design features traditional black shutters that add undying appeal and a facade full of windows to let in plenty of natural light. Custom features and updates make this home a timeless beauty and also a contemporary delight. Granite counters in both the newly-remodeled kitchen and bathrooms make it the perfect place for family, friends and entertaining together. Updated with wood floors and thoughtful details throughout, the generous spaces within this home are an added plus. Comfortable and elegant outdoor areas make it easy to soak in the sunshine or chat with neighbors over coffee and watch the children play with the kids down the street.
The atmosphere and energy of this community maintain the original atmosphere, originating from the collective delight of the countless campers that spent their summers here for more than half a century. The many mature plantings and trees that are still standing bore witness, as do the people who live at Camp Morehead now who remember those times. Choosing to live here is a choice to carry on that legacy and tradition… of family and values, and of the oh so good life!
See all the details of 162 Camp Morehead Drive at the link HERE