Meet The Cottage Building Company




Welcome to The Cottages!

On behalf of everyone at The Cottage Building Company, we warmly welcome you and thank you for visiting our website, We invite you to visit our custom cottage communities: The Cottages at Ocean Isle, The Cottages at RiverLights, and The Cottages at Brunswick Forest.

The Cottages concept began as our dream: To build a community of custom, craftsman-style cottages that will stand the test of time, create connectedness to one’s neighbors, encourage harmony with nature, and enrich one’s sense of well-being through an efficient, carefree, coastal lifestyle. Since our dream began, nearly 10 years ago, we are humbled and honored to find ourselves today as the leading custom cottage builder in North Carolina.

We lead because we continue to listen and learn from our customers. Our commitment is, and has always been, to customize each and every part of one’s cottage to fit each and every cottage owner’s needs and dreams. From choosing the initial floor plan, finishes, and fixtures; to creating customized rooms and features; to ensuring the entire construction process goes as planned. Your cottage will be everything you desire for today, tomorrow and the years to come.

During your tour of our online picture galleries and your visits to our communities, take note of the quality, exacting materials, details and the time that we put into building our cottages.

  • Gracious, wide welcoming front porches
  • Open floor plans with few hallways
  • Craftsman-style architectural details,
    wainscoting and moldings
  • Coffered ceilings; built-in cabinets,
    shelving and seating
  • Gas fireplaces with custom-crafted surrounds
  • Modern kitchens with quality appliances
    and well-organized workspaces
  • Distinctive granite countertops and
    unique tiled backsplashes
  • Exotic hardwood floors; luxury
    ceramic tiled bathrooms
  • Designer lighting and plumbing fixtures
  • Coastally-inspired , custom paint colors
  • Plentiful outdoor living spaces
  • Extensive landscapes with indigenous plantings


Let your dreams begin today! Let us create your custom cottage.

Scott & Michele Cook
Founders, Creators, and Owners

Meet our Team Members

scottScott Cook


RonWeiseRon Wiese


LaurieRehensLaurie Behrens


Steve Lampros


ReedthompsonReed Thompson


Kevin Henry


nopicMike & Martha Ankrum


MichelleCookMichele Cook


RyanCookRyan Cook


Julie ChortanoffJulie Chortanoff


chrisMurrayChris Murray


Christine Gower


Mark Ballard




The Cottages are designed and built exclusively by The Cottage Building Company of Leland, North Carolina under the watchful-eyes and hands-on leadership of Founders, Creators, and Owners, Scott and Michele Cook. The Cottage Building Company has created custom cottage communities of unparalleled quality and timeless design in southeastern NC over the past decade.

The mission of The Cottage Building Company is to create close-knit, custom cottage communities in coastal North Carolina that celebrate the cottage lifestyle.

Each cottage exudes all of the charm and features of a vintage craftsman bungalow but is appointed with modern amenities for today’s discerning home owner.

You’ll love the wide, welcoming porches; abundant windows that allow nature’s beauty to become part of the interior environment; open spaces for easy gatherings of family and friends; architectural details that harken to the craftsman era; fluid connections that make the screened porch, patio areas, and garage feel like an integral part of the home; and lush landscaping featuring a variety of native and semi-tropical plantings.

Equally important, The Cottages are set in intimate enclaves among existing trees, inland ponds and grassy spaces, yet are designed in a way that facilitate neighborly interactions. The stunning colors of the North Carolina skies and seasons provide a dramatic backdrop to our communities.

No wonder The Cottages are what our residents love to call “home.”