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Nights In Rodanthe No More

| posted on January 20, 2010
Goodbye, Serendipity. You will be missed. Photo: Mickey McCarthy

Goodbye, Serendipity. You will be missed. Photo: Mickey McCarthy

The romance has ended. Richard Gere and Diane Keaton’s love affair has run dry as the iconic edifice that made bottom turns like the one featured below so special has disappeared forever. Never to grace the lineups at S-Turns again.

Not to say this isn't a stylish bottom turn, but Sterling Spencer is certainly making the most of his location. Photo: Scott Aichner

Not to say this isn't a stylish bottom turn, but Sterling Spencer is certainly making the most of his location. Photo: Scott Aichner

This is an announcement I always anticipated, but interestingly, Serendipity didn’t fall victim to the Atlantic as we all thought it inevitably would. Rather, Serendipity, the house that put the tiny coastal town of Rodanthe, North Carolina into public consciousness has been sold. Unbelievably, a property that seemed doomed from the moment it was constructed has changed hands, and part of that transaction called for a relocation. Taking a cue from the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in 1999, Serendipity packed up and is currently headed south. You can even watch the move here – it’s almost as fun as watching paint dry.

Goodbye, Serendipity. We’ll miss your stark juxtaposition to the landscape, reminding us of man’s presence between land and sea, but more than that, we’re relieved that the relocation all but ensures the impossibility of Nights In Rodanthe 2.

We bid you farewell.

If you’d like to memorialize Serendipity’s presence in your own home, you can buy prints of the following image here.

Lights in Rodanthe. Photo: Matt Lusk

Lights in Rodanthe. Photo: Matt Lusk

  • Doog

    This saddens me :( I love that movie. Tow-ins at Snickleftiz Reef this weekend, who’s in?!?

  • CB

    Diane Lane. Just sayin’…