RODANTHE, N.C. (WNCN) – An iconic home at the North Carolina coast that was the setting for a famous Nicholas Sparks movie is up for sale again.
The Outer Banks home referred to as the “Nights in Rodanthe” house, was in peril for several years as the ocean moved in and, at times, swept around the stilts of the house.
The place was the outdoor setting for the 2008 movie that starred Richard Gere and Diane Lane.
The home has since been moved to higher ground and is now listed for $1.25 million, according to real estate agent Frank Jakob.
“It’s safe now,” he said. “It’s up on a very highly elevated area.”
The 1988 home was in the news when it was threatened by the sea before a North Carolina couple bought it in 2009 and then moved it.
The home is mainly used as a rental property and all the rooms have been redecorated to match the movie, which had interior shooting done elsewhere, Jakob said.
The six-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath home typically is used as a rental property. The price for an entire summer rental is $125,000, Jakob said.
“It’s rented about 52 weeks a year,” said Jakob, whose son actually helped with the original construction of the home.
So far, Jakob has heard from many interested potential buyers, he said. He has received calls from as far away as South Africa, Germany and Switzerland.
“It’s iconic,” he said of the house.