Olmsted Residence
Olmsted Home in Southern Shores
Southern Shores Green Building


Scott and Kathy Olmsted’s new beach home is one of the first two homes on the Outer Banks to be certified to the silver level of the NAHB green building standard.  This beautiful home is cited amongst the dunes and pine of Chicahawk.  The decor includes painted glazed cabinetry, granite countertops, bamboo floors, a built-in entertainment center, and custom trim work.  Expansive window groupings invite you to outdoor living on the open decks that surround the living and dining areas and overlook the pool below.

State of the art planning and execution went into every detail of the building envelope, insulation package, the windows and doors and the HVAC system to ensure an energy efficient home.


  • Address: 156 Clam Shell Trail, Southern Shores, NC
  • SQ FT:  3461
  • Bedrooms:  5
  • Baths:  4 + 2 half bathrooms

 Green Features


In looking back, it is hard to believe all the things that we have accomplished in working with Haddon Homes in the last 12 months: purchased a lot, designed a house, sited the house on the lot on a long Saturday in November, received HOA approvals, received building permit approvals, closed on construction financing and most importantly built our home in 5 months.  Kathy and I were excited when we started this journey, but we also had some anxieties with building a new home and in particular with a long distance construction project.  These anxieties quickly faded away as we worked with you and watched our home progress towards completion.

Good communication was key: our frequent communication with you via telephone and email helped us understand the daily state of construction and make finish selections.  You always made time to take our calls, answer questions, detail that day’s construction progress, and discuss issues that needed addressing.  When issues did arise, your constructive and proactive approach to resolution often provided alternatives with the explanation of the issue.

We couldn’t be more pleased with our new home and sincerely appreciate your efforts, dedication and professionalism displayed throughout our home building experience with Haddon Homes.


Scott & Kathy Olmsted