A grand estate known as the Whalehead Club stands along Currituck Sound in the shadow of Corolla Lighthouse. The article describes the history of this notable home from its inception to its current use. Built by railroad tycoon, Edward Collings Knight Jr. and his second wife Marie-Louise Josephine LeBel, who was wealthy in her own right, it reportedly cost $383,000, about $4.3 million in today's money. The house was completed in 1925. The extravagant home, located in a remote area, has ties with local fishing and fowl hunting industries.