Patriotism is defined as vigorous support for one’s country. This mind-set is a way of life for many in the Sandhills area as military personnel, both retired and active, as well as many of their immediate and extended families have chosen to call Pinehurst home. However, serving in a branch of the armed forces is not the only way one can show their Patriotism. We all can serve in some capacity and Will Huntley of Huntley Build Designs is an excellent example of that service.

“Will is a Patriot”, expressed Chuck Deleot, President of The Patriot Foundation. Deleot remembers when Huntley initially approached him with the idea of The Patriot House. The idea of building a home and donating all monies to benefit The Patriot Foundation is one that clearly shows Huntley’s passion for the values and mission of this honorable cause.

The Patriot Foundation was established “to provide support for the families of Airborne, Air Assault and Special Operations soldiers, and other selected warriors killed, wounded, injured, or who have become seriously ill in the Global War on Terrorism.” Their efforts raise money to provide scholarship funding for military dependents, childcare opportunities, and other specific cases. Every dollar received is put to good use and the funds raised from The Patriot House will be no exception.

The Patriot House

The Patriot House, hopefully the first of many to come, broke ground last November and is currently undergoing fits and finishes! This cottage-style home boasts prime location in Ballybunion Park, an exclusive section of Pinehurst National No. 9. Its covered front porch elevation is wonderfully southern (it practically begs for a set of rocking chairs and an array of ferns and colorful plants!) but the true distinction is in the attention to detail from the carriage-style garage doors and lanterns, board and batten, gracious columns, and decorative trim work.

The other half of the first floor introduces a lovely owner’s suite, guest room, and laundry room complete with white quartz countertops. The luxurious master bath features stunning floor tiles (white with unique gray veining), hexagon-shaped tiles patterned in the shower, a trendy “X” design on the vanity doors, and furniture valances for that additional element of elegance. A variety of styles and finished for the hardware are used throughout the home so that nothing is a perfect matches but yet is perfectly complementary.

A myriad of additional details can be found in this 3200-square-foot-home including strategically-placed transom windows, aged brass sconces and a wrought iron handrail leading to the second floor. Upstairs there is more than enough room for family and guests alike from the two en suite bedrooms to the generous rec room, unfinished fifth bedroom and the ample storage space.

While it is challenging to pick our favorite component of this home, there is one more feature that we cannot forget to mention! After touring this custom design, take a step onto the covered back porch with its beautiful cedar columns, and look out onto the incredible view of the 14th hole of the famed No. 9 course in Pinehurst National Golf Resort. It does not take too much imagination to see yourself enjoying Carolina blue skies, pockets of trees, and beautiful green fairways.

Stay tuned for more updates on this spectacular house as well as the incredible organization that it is supporting! For more information on The Patriot House, Huntley Build Design or the Ballybunion Park homes in Pinehurst National No. 9, please contact Whitney White at 910-387-1951 or

Download the Patriot House flyer here.