Last month's court decision in the case of a 15,000-square-foot residential structure in the Outer Banks county of Currituck leaves policymakers and property owners pondering their choices, reports Coastal Contractor. The house, with 24 bedrooms and 24 baths, was designed as a rental property but was permitted as a single-family dwelling. A North Carolina appeals court recently ruled this improper.
Now, county officials have taken a step back to solicit input from residents on both sides.
"Commissioner Mike Payment said he was contacted by people in the wedding industry, along with residents and property owners," the paper reported. "Those on the business side of the issue say the so-called event homes provide jobs and bring revenue into the county, while residents say the big homes don’t fit with their neighborhoods," Payment added.