The first picture is of the house where we stayed, from the road. It's an expanded, oddly colored beach box. The exterior is not so great, but the interior is terrific. Was. [sigh]
The second picture is of a house with which I fell in love. Something about the symmetry and the cedar shingles and the crab-like appearance of it had a powerful appeal to me. If we are ever in a position to have a home built (say, we buy a lot in NC), I'd like to model it on this one!