Wilson-Covington Construction is proud to have been hired to completely renovate a unique hunting lodge and vacation home in Eastern North Carolina. The project stems from the owner’s lifelong pursuit of waterfowl and includes an extensive collection of impoundments and hunting grounds that are being actively managed as waterfowl habitats.
The original structure was approximately 1,630 square feet with an additional 450 square feet of covered porches. In order to accommodate the owner’s needs and give ample room to host visiting hunters, Wilson-Covington has worked with the owner and Thomas Hughes Architecture to create a new 1-1/2 story, 3,682 square foot home. The existing structure was almost completely taken down to floor level and new pilings were driven on 3 sides of the home to expand the total footprint. The new design includes an additional 981 square feet of covered and/or screen porches, 4 bedrooms and open sleeping loft, 3 bathrooms, and an expansive living room, kitchen, study, and mud room to accommodate boots, waders, and wet dogs.
The highlight of the front facade is a “lighthouse” constructed in the likeness of the observation tower (former smokestack) on the Lake Mattamuskeet Pumping Station. This will provide a 360 degree view of the surrounding lake and countryside and give a breathtaking view of the migration of snow geese, tundra swan, and ducks in the Eastern Flyway.