Located on stately Fernando Street, leading into downtown Manteo, the Coors home was built as a showcase home for Marshes Light. It therefore has all the “bells and whistles” one would expect in a model home. There are numerous architectural details designed to fit the “Manteo Way of Building,”* but the spotlight in this post is on the floors.
Throughout the first floor and the stairs leading up to the second floor, are random-width, reclaimed heart pine boards that have been salvaged from old factories, warehouses and other old buildings throughout the East and Southeast. The individual boards were carefully selected and installed by local craftsmen. Because the wood was originally sawn from old-growth forests, antique heart pine typically contains more heartwood with tighter vertical grain structure and fewer knots than newly sawn examples. This is the wood that helped shape America’s towns and countrysides. The antique heart pine’s classic rich orange, amber and pumpkin hues are complemented by occasional nail holes, wormholes, saw kerfs and watermarks to create a gorgeous one-of-a-kind floor. The floors in the Coors home have a rustic character and are softly polished to a deep amber glow.
The Coors home is available for sale, for more information visit: www.marsheslight.com.
* “The Manteo Way of Building: A Guide for Development” is set of guidelines that will allow for change in Manteo over the next 20 years while maintaining its present character. These guidelines augment the zoning ordinance by providing additional detail for project review. Visit www.townofmanteo.com for more information. The guidelines are set to preserve architectural style and influence neighborhood design.