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GAY ATKINS enjoys a rare moment of relaxation in the spacious living area of her oceanfront du
Simple. Serene. The only thing missing at Sea Trace is you. Let one of our professional
sales staff help you discover the beauty of this planned home community one mile
from Holden Beach on Sabbath Home Road. Large lots, underground utilities, the
prefect place to vacation or retire.
Lot #1 $20,000. Lot #27
Lot #2 $22,200. Lot #28
Lot #3 $21 ,600. Lot #29
Lot #4 $22,000. Lot #30
Lot #5-9A $12,000. Lot #31
Lot #10 $15,000. Lot #32
Lot 11 -13 $12,000. Lot #33
Lot #14 $15,000. Lot #41
Lot #1 5-25 ....$1 2,000. Lot #42
Lot #26 $13,800. Lot #52
Lot #76 $12,000.
Lot A $14,000.
Lot B $15,000.
Lot C $15,000.
Stop by today for a tour of Sea Trace.
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It's A House!
Or It's Two...
t Maybe Three
ay Atkins' Holden Beach
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ible. The downstairs is one
complete, two-bedroom living unit,
but lock off a bedroom (or two) and
team it with an upstairs parlor and
kitchen and....voila! two houses!
i Unlock all the doors and you have a
spacious four-bedroom home with
baths to spare and numerous views
of an ocean that laps at the back
If the many possible combina
tions are a confusion to others, they
are a delight to Atkins, a Holden
Beach real estate broker. She's an
old hand at duplex living and
prefers it. "I bought half of a duplex
when I first moved to Brunswick
County in 1981," she said, "and I
designed this one in 1991 with a
Her preference is based on both
business and family concerns. She
frequently rents part of her home,
but regularly has house guests, too.
"The great thing about this arrange
ment is that when my mother and
aunt visit twice a year, they can
have their own separate apartment,"
she explained. "When I planned the
house, I had in mind the possibility
they'd move in with me sometime.
It's just so easy to have company
The sprawling living-dining
kitchen area cries out for parties
and for relaxed lounging with the
surf close at hand. Big puffy-cush
ioned sofas and period furniture
pieces share space with enormous
green plants that are in evidence
throughout. A wide bar separates
this room from the generous
kitchen that adjoins a dining area
fronting the ocean. Comfort is a
chief ingredient of the scene, but
(See BEACH, Page 34)
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THIS HANDSOME two-story beach house on H olden Beach wel
comes a variety of families or sometimes just its owner, Gay Atkins,
to beachfront living.
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H| The Only Board Certified
in Brunswick County
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