The Island Free Press ran an article today announcing that Serendipity, the house from Nights in Rodanthe, is in the process of being purchased and moved.
Serendipity gained infamy from the appearance in Nights in Rodanthe, but it has gained increased notoriety due to its precarious position in the Outer Banks surf. The home has sat vacant for quite a while due to its location in the surf, and the recent nor’easter that hovered over the OBX brought increased attention to the home and the need to rectify its unstable location poised over the waves crashing on its pilings. After the storm, Dare County declared Serendipity a public nuisance and notified the owners that the home must be torn down or moved. Luckily, it seems a buyer is ready to purchase the home and move it to an oceanside lot in northern Rodanthe.
A western North Carolina businessman and his wife announced this week that they will buy the home and relocate it. The contract for purchase has been signed, and Expert House Movers, the company that moved the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in 1999, are already lined up to make the move. Once the home has been relocated, the plan is to restore it to the condition it was in for the movie, and then open it for rent.
Click here for a great slide show of storm damage on the Outer Banks featuring Serendipity.