KATHERINE AND TODD DELANEY,
owners of Cape Fear Design and Build,
found this island oasis more than 20 years
ago. The couple have made their living
building and rebuilding homes here.
Right off the ferry, Katherine hops in her all-black cart and
drives beneath live and laurel oaks, red cedar and American
holly before turning onto Widgeon Court in Creek Estates,
a house the Delaneys, with architect Peter Quinn, have been
building for the past year.
The road, canopied and dappled in sunlight, opens up just
enough to make way for a light and breezy two-bedroom
home and a crofter — Bald Head Island’s name for a guest
house above the garage — surrounded by greenery and a
strikingly still and quiet salt marsh.
The home and crofter enjoy 360-degree views: whether
that’s the salt marsh or gorgeous maritime forest.