14 cottages featured on 2024 Southern Shores Historic Flat Top Tour on April 27th

By on March 7, 2024

Pink Perfection-the Edith Pipkin cottage, a designated Southern Shores Historic Landmark still owned by the Pipkin family and on the April 27th tour.

The Southern Shores Historic Flat Top Cottage owner network has announced that online tickets are now available for this year’s tour to be held on Saturday, April 27th, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

The online purchase of $10 tickets began March 1st at the following link: https://southernshoreshistoricflattops.ticketleap.com .  Tickets will also be available in person on the day of the tour from 10 AM to 1:30 PM at our tent at Southern Shores Crossing at 1 Ocean Blvd. In person ticket purchases the day of the tour will be cash or check only.

Proceeds from the tour will again benefit the Flat Top Preservation Fund of the Outer Banks Community Foundation, which provides funds for the preservation and maintenance of the historic flat top at 13 Skyline Road designed by Frank Stick and now owned by the Town of Southern Shores.  The Flat Top owners are grateful to the Outer Banks Community Foundation for all it has done for our community and in particular for working closely with us during each of our tours.

The cottages whose owners will open them for the tour are: 

218 Ocean Blvd – Mackey Cottage;

18 E. Dogwood Trail – Oh So Sandy;

170 Ocean Blvd – Pink Perfection (Edith Pipkin Cottage);

169 Ocean Blvd – Atlantic Breezes;

157 Ocean Blvd – Sea Breezes;

23 Porpoise Run – Sokol/Clements Cottage;

156 Wax Myrtle Trail – Clarke/Gudas Cottage;

159 Wax Myrtle Trail – Falconer Cottage;

142 Ocean Blvd – Seaquel;

113 Ocean Blvd – the Knight Cottage;

69 Ocean Blvd – Sea Spray Cottage;

43 Ocean Blvd – Powell/Harritt Cottage;

78 Skyline Road – Lambroff Cottage; and

13 Skyline Road – owned by the Town of Southern Shores.

Tour information is also available at the Facebook page for Southern Shores Historic Flat Top Cottages. https://www.facebook.com/Southern-Shores-Historic-Flat-Top-Cottages-421136131314749  or the website at https://southernshoreshistoricflattops.com.  For additional information about the Southern Shores Historic Flat Top Cottage Tour, contact Sally & Steve Gudas at 804-399-8342 or seatide2@gmail.com.

The tour celebrates the legacy of Frank Stick,  beloved Outer Banks artist and developer, who obtained an option on the land that is now Southern Shores, and supervised the platting of lots, the installation of roads, and the design and erection of these mid-century flat top cottages .   These now quaint architectural houses were reminiscent of the cottages he had seen in Florida, and were of cement block construction, with wide overhanging soffits, propped up shutters, and flat tar and gravel roofs, and made primarily of local materials.


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