70 WBM july 2013 We tried hard to buy as much as we could from North Carolina,” she says. “Buying local is good for the environment, it creates jobs and things don’t have to travel as far. Anyone can do it, you just have to be intentional. You can sacrifice a little bit of price for doing the right thing.” W rapped around the exterior east wall of the living room is one of the three decks Sullivan incorporated into the home and a space used often when the entire family visits. All of the decking is recycled composite, which Doster said would last a lifetime without having to be replaced. Facing the sea and shaded, the main deck is kept cool any time of day with the option for those desiring a tan to venture to the south-ern corner, open to the sun’s rays. For the Landises, Sullivan’s decision to divvy the allotted deck space between floors was a great addition. “He took the really rigid CAMA regulations on the percentage of decking you can have relative to the square footage of the house and did that so creatively that we have this big, beautiful deck coming off the great room, and we were also able to have a smaller deck coming off the downstairs bedrooms and a little private deck off the master bedroom,” Nina says. Sullivan says he knew the master suite on the third floor would be his best opportunity to tap into the views surrounding the home on the interior south end lot. “Every house at Wrightsville Beach Adjacent to the great room is an outdoor living space furnished with plastic composite deck furniture and finished with an extended wood paneled ceiling.
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