What Makes Us Different?

As the leading boutique, custom, coastal cottage builder in southeastern North Carolina, we are delighted to share with you our points of differentiation.

  1. We build dream cottages—one at a time.   
  • We offer 14 unique Craftsman-inspired cottage home plans of unequaled design, vintage style, and modern amenities for today’s discerning buyer. 1- and 2-story options from 1,400 to 2,600 square feet are available.
  • We customize our cottage home plans any way our buyer wishes. We can modify, add to, or redesign any of our 12 plans to our buyer’s needs and wants.
  • Each and every finish and feature in our cottage homes is selected by the buyer including: interior and exterior paint colors; flooring and tile; granite; cabinetry and doors; lighting, faucets, and bath fixtures.


  1. Our cottage homes are 35% more energy efficient.
  • We are a RESNET Certified Builder with 3rd party certification to ensure our buyer’s home energy efficiency.
  • One third of the 35% energy efficiency comes from the semi-conditioned crawl space we build under each and every one of our cottage homes. (Available in certain communities.)
  • The remaining energy efficiency, in our custom cottage homes, comes from our energy-efficient building materials including, but not limited to: insulated wraps and taped seams; James Hardie siding; radiant barrier roof sheathing; high-performance shingles and windows; extensive caulking; a Rinnai tankless water heater; and a 15 SEER HVAC system.
  1. Our list of “Included Features” is extensive and includes the following:
  • Wide, welcoming front porches.
  • Craftsman-style architectural details including: timeless trim around windows and doors, crown moulding, and 7 1/4” high baseboards.
  • A choice of a custom-crafted gas fireplace with surrounds or a custom-crafted entertainment center.
  • Exotic hardwood floors and luxury ceramic tiled bathrooms.
  • Distinctive granite countertops and unique tiled backsplashes.
  • Designer lighting and plumbing fixtures.
  • Coastally-inspired, custom paint colors.
  • Extensive landscapes with indigenous and semi-tropical plantings
  1. We build coastal cottage communities.
  • Each community we develop or build out is strategically selected and designed to facilitate neighborly interactions and a cottage community lifestyle.
  • We select communities that are close to Wilmington, NC; Southport, NC; and North Myrtle Beach, SC so that shopping, dining, and the beach are no farther than 5 minutes away from our communities.

  1. Each community includes a number of amenities.
  • While amenities vary by location, examples are: a pool, clubhouse, exercise facilities, and walking trails.


  • We use only quality materials and employ professional craftsman to build our custom cottage homes.
  • We offer a 1-year builder warranty which includes a final walk-thru after 12 months.
  • We offer a 6-year RWC structural warranty.