The Whalehead Club has always been associated with wealth and leisure pursuits. When Edward Collings Knight Jr. and his wife, Marie-Louise LeBel, built their residence here in the 1920s, they made it as opulent as possible. The estate included the first swimming pool built on the Outer Banks.
Mr. Knight's wealth was derived from sugar and railroads. He and his wife, Marie-Louise Lebel Knight, also had grand homes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Middletown, Rhode Island.
From 1922 to 1934, over 200 guests enjoyed the estate's luxuries in all seasons. Guest Leticia Steele visited often, and once stayed for over nine months.
[Text with photo:] Aerial of the Knight's swimming pool.