Modern Home on Private Inlet in N.C.

This three-story home in North Carolina brings modern comforts and conveniences to the beach, with an open kitchen, sophisticated living room, multiple garages and a home gym that overlooks a swimming pool and private inlet. When they're not lounging inside, the owners can enjoy sunset views from any of their glass balconies.

Photo By: Joshua Curry Photography

Photo By: Joshua Curry Photography

Photo By: Joshua Curry Photography

Photo By: Joshua Curry Photography

Photo By: Joshua Curry Photography

Photo By: Joshua Curry Photography

Photo By: Joshua Curry Photography

Photo By: Joshua Curry Photography

Photo By: Joshua Curry Photography

Photo By: Joshua Curry Photography

Photo By: Joshua Curry Photography

Photo By: Joshua Curry Photography

Photo By: Joshua Curry Photography

Photo By: Joshua Curry Photography

Photo By: Joshua Curry Photography

Front Exterior at Dusk

This beach house in North Carolina has everything anyone would need...and then some! Three floors, three garages, private water access and a gorgeous location.

Rear Exterior at Dusk

Every one of the home's three floors includes outdoor areas, from balconies to decks to shaded patios. A private dock leads out to the water.

Smoke Stack Chimney

The home's chimney is shipshape, designed like a smoke stack on an ocean liner with cable stays and a cap stripe.

Waterfront Home and Dock

On a beautiful inlet of Carolina Beach, this three-story home has a private dock and multiple ways to access the water.

Silver Coastal Kitchen With Portholes

This kitchen feels like a glamorous version of a ship's kitchen, with streamlined, silvery design elements and porthole windows. Mahogany floors are a welcome touch of warmth.

Folding Serving Window in Kitchen

One of this waterfront home's fun ways to take advantage of its beautiful outdoor areas? A huge folding window unit over the kitchen peninsula. Happy hour just got happier!

Neutral Open Plan Living Room With Glass Table

The open concept main living floor's entire sand-and-ocean palette draws from the home's surroundings. Even the living room's coffee table recalls driftwood collected from the beach.

Gray Coastal Living Room With Blue Chairs

Instead of books, this elegant living room fills its built-in shelves with seashore finds. The shelving's rich wood is a pretty contrast to the room's subtle blues, white and grays.

Coastal Living Room With Model Sailboat

The backdrop for the living room's fireplace is made of oyster tabby, a beautiful way to tie the space into the home's beach location.

White Coastal Master Bathroom With Porthole

This beautiful master bathroom pampers residents with a huge, curved-ceiling walk-in shower that looks out onto Carolina Beach through a porthole.

Blue Coastal Living Room With Shiplap Walls

This home has wonderful nautical touches throughout, like the living room's blue shiplap walls, compass-inspired ceiling medallion and the boat-print fabric.

Home Gym With Water View

Any sailor needs to be fit for service. Luckily, this beach house comes with its own gym!

Pool and Deck

This home's pool feels very beachy, surrounded by decking. For after-pool warm-ups, a fire pit is at the ready.

Pool With Portholes

Porthole details in the deck surrounding the swimming pool are another of the home's whimsical, ship-inspired nods.

Steam Whistle and Water View

What could be more fun than saying hello to boats going by blowing your very own steam whistle!