Whalehead is a restored 1920s Art Nouveau-style residence that is now open to the public for tours. This architectural treasure was built by Edward Collins Knight, Jr. and his wife, Marie Louise Lebel Bonat Knight, who shared a passion for waterfowl hunting. They built the 21,000-square-foot house on the Currituck Outer Banks to enjoy the area’s hunting opportunities after Mrs. Knight was rejected from the traditional all-male hunting clubs in the area. It contains many of the original furnishings and has been impeccably restored. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is now managed by Currituck County. It is open almost all year-round. It closes for a few weeks in January and early February.
Address: 1100 Club Rd., Corolla
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $5 to $7