“I do not want people taking memorabilia,” he says. Benn Huss, a bail bondsman who lives Newton and a fan of the movie, felt that he had to come to the rescue.

Water lines were washed away by surf that surged into streets. In fact, two of those superfans now own the home that was used as the inn for the movie, in Rodanthe, NC. The couple, with help from professionals, enlarged the decks and added the deep blue shutters as seen in the movie.

"It was too wonderful of a house to let fall into the ocean," Ben Huss said. The storm had steady winds as high as 35 mph with gusts to 40 mph. The collapsed house at the end of Sea Oats Drive was a vacation rental home that was … Photo by Don Bowers. How Home Sellers Can Make a Bundle in the 'Best' Winter Sales Season in Years, Yankees Legend Andy Pettitte Selling Westchester County Home for $3.5M, Jeffrey Epstein’s Notorious Palm Beach Mansion Is About To Meet Its Fate, 9 Home-Buying Costs Veterans and Active Military Should Keep in Mind. But to some moviegoers, the romance based on Nicholas Sparks' popular novel left an indelible impression. Huss spent nine months convincing his wife to buy it and talked a banker friend into giving him a loan. It's been an experience," said Hayes, who moved to Rodanthe from Raleigh six years ago. RODANTHE, N.C. — A weekend storm stirred rough surf that made a six-bedroom house collapse about a mile down the North Carolina beach from where scenes from the movie "Nights in Rodanthe" was filmed. The owner had hired a contractor to raze the house before the ocean took it late Thursday or early Friday, she said. If you previously used a social network to login to WRAL.com, click the “Forgot your password” link to reset your password.

Apparently it's still standing but was condemned due to a septic tank problem. The tank issue has been resolved but due to all the storms lately the owners haven't been able to complete all the necessary repairs yet. "Along with Richard Gere and Diane Lane.

It received a less-than-stellar 52% Rotten Tomatoes score, made $42 million at the box office, and vanished from the minds of most. "It's very popular," said Bonnie Rowe, rental manager and Hatteras Island business development director for Sun Realty. The Inn at Rodanthe, as it was named in the 2008 movie based on Nicholas Spark’s popular novel, Nights in Rodanthe, starring Richard Gere and Diane Lane, is a beautifully-restored, single family home (not an actual Inn), located in the small Hatteras Island village of Rodanthe on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

The contractor is now cleaning up debris.

Upstairs are multiple bedrooms and baths along with private balconies.

Both Richard Gere and Diane Lane were spotted here often during filming, as both stayed at the Tranquil House Inn on Manteo’s waterfront. #557 Swan's Nest - Short drive. Photo by Don Bowers. Nags Head public works director Dave Clark said 24 houses had lost water service, but were being repaired. It’s a movie house. Ocean front, 6 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and the name is Serendipity. Expert House Movers of Virginia Beach set the house on the back of truck trailer and eased it down the road at a walking pace.

74 years later, he returned it. Waves were breaking through a window. This romantic inn with blue shutters from the Richard Gere-Diane Lane tear-jerker Nights in Rodanthe used to sit on the edge of the Pea Island Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. #375 Roaring Surf - Very short walking distance with view. Interior designer Rebecca Ennis, of Fuquay-Varina, tracked down vintage 1920s wallpaper of the same pattern that was used in the kitchen for the movie. The six-bedroom house, named "Serendipity," is up for rent through Vacation Traditions realty. Russ has tried to contact the movie stars without any luck, he said.

“Upon our arrival at the Inn, it seemed like we were walking right into the movie, for which it became famous.

— A house in Rodanthe collapsed overnight in rough surf.

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The entire house is furnished. But for Huss, the meaning remained. For that weekend in 2009 they would be like the movie's stars, Richard Gere and Diane Lane, romancing to the sound of the Atlantic surf. ©2020 Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc.

Why does it take so long to recall a dangerous product? It was just like a museum there was so much to see and appreciate inside and outside,” wrote one reviewer. "That old raggedy house up the road?" A doctor, who is travelling to see his estranged son, sparks with an unhappily married woman at a North Carolina inn. Brian Cullen of the National Weather Service in Newport said the storm started Friday and was a "garden variety nor'easter." "It rocked, it swayed, it creaked and the roof about came off, but we rode it out," Russ said. With the summer months set to bring hundreds of thousands of tourists to the area, “I expect to sell this season,” he says. The house served as the backdrop for "Nights of Rodanthe," a movie based on a bestseller by Wilmington author Nicholas Sparks and starring actor Richard Gere. Editorial: Every vote counts. Painters Beth Hayes and Tina Gartelman joined in the restoration work.

Multiple septic systems are compromised, according to a Facebook post on the Rodanthe Banks Water Rescue.

The interior scenes in the movie were shot at a studio in Wilmington, N.C. A friend gave them an antique organ similar to the one in the movie, and they bought an old oak desk for the kitchen. ©2020 Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. Storm surges caused damage to other houses along the Outer Banks. "The only thing I haven't really cared for is all the people coming and taking pictures," Gartelman said. (The interiors were shot on a set.) The destruction left a debris field along the beach stretching for about a half-mile.

However, he'll allow only “qualified buyers” who make appointments to see inside the house. Don't Neglect These 6 Maintenance Tasks—or Else, Debunked! Why So Many of Us Don’t Lose Weight When We Exercise, Nicholas Sparks talks 'Nights in Rodanthe', Retirement - Secure income for rest of your life, Low rates for auto loans and other membership benefits, The 2020 Census Deadline Has Been Extended - 10/31, Need to see a doctor? Click Follow Search to get alerts on new listings. Caretaker Murray Clark said the Serendipity house wasn't damaged "but you need a boat to get to it. Stormy waves had swept away the steps. Count every vote! "I would say it's likely a loss.'"'. “It’s an icon. The septic tank sat exposed on the sand.

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Jeff Hampton, 252-491-5272, jeff.hampton@pilotonline.com. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Your Privacy Controls. All rights reserved. The owners, Debra and Ben Huss, bought the place (actually a residential property, and not a hotel) in 2010. Information about your device and internet connection, including your IP address, Browsing and search activity while using Verizon Media websites and apps. Debbie Huss brought an antique walnut bed from Atlanta, and a family friend donated a working pump organ for the dining room. Copyright 2011 by WRAL.com and the Associated Press. With Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Christopher Meloni, Viola Davis. Ben and Debbie Huss drove the long road through the Outer Banks toward the house made famous by the movie "Nights in Rodanthe.".

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