This vacation home features living areas on the top floor to maximize views and a screened porch for indoor/outdoor living. The four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath house also has 14-foot wood ceilings for open living in the kitchen, dining room, and living room. Hearty materials such as fiber cement, composite decking, and metal roofing can endure the harsh coastal environment, while the windows are designed to withstand high wind loads. The home was on the market for $1.2 million.

Category: Production/Semi-custom, 2,000 to 3,000 square feet; Entrant/Builder: BHI Construction Co., Bald Head Island, N.C.; Developer/Land Planner: Bald Head Island Ltd., Bald Head Island; Architect: Chuck Dietsche, Wilmington, N.C.; Landscape Architect: Donna Ray Mitchell, Wilmington; Interior Designer: T.S. Hudson Interiors, Hilton Head, S.C.