Welcome to the island of your dreams.

Bald Head Island, North Carolina
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North Carolina has beautiful shores, beaches, and scenic views – so the home of this year's 2017 Idea House is, naturally, on one of the state's most picturesque islands. Welcome to Bald Head Island, NC. Take a trip on the ferry to this beach paradise, which embodies the no-hurries, no-worries persona of our new coastal home. Then, step off onto a white sand beach, look around the relaxed marina, and take a drive through a stunning salt marsh.

This 360˚ view of the island also takes you into one of the island's iconic spots – an old lighthouse lovingly titled Old Baldy. Get a peek of the neighborhoods and even a behind-the-scenes look at a local church. To take this 360˚ tour of Bald Head Island, simply click and drag to look around in the video above.

This island is so carefree, in fact, that there aren't any cars allowed. Visitors come to the locale on the ferry, and locals jet around on golf carts. Can you imagine? From spending the afternoon on the beach to learning about conservancy through the island's many educational nature programs, this spot is great for kids and adults alike.

    By Abigail Wilt and Michaela Holland