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Meet the Brookstone

 

We’d like to introduce you to The Brookstone. This floorplan is one of our most popular customizable home plans in eastern North Carolina.  Families enjoy the flexibility, space and amenities it offers. Let’s take a little tour of its features and amenities.

The Brookstone is a spacious, customizable home featuring four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms and lots of light. It’s got over 2800 square feet to explore! Let’s start from the front porch entering the first floor.

 

The foyer is open and full of light, reaching all the way to the second floor. It will welcome friends into your home in the warmest way. Enter a wide living space that’s inviting and can easily extend into an optional back porch.  A formal dining room is at the front of the house, perfect for entertaining friends and family.

Moving from the living room, you enter a kitchen that’s open and features a cozy breakfast nook surrounded by windows. It’s easy to picture bright mornings sipping a cup of coffee with the family in this space.

The first floor is completed by an “in-law suite” or guest suite, equipped with a full bath, a space that could be used as an office or den, and a half bath.

On the second floor, you’ll find two bedrooms and a generous master suite. The master suite includes a large master bath with a garden tub and an extra-large closet. A full bath and your laundry room are also on the second floor.

This floor plan comes with a two-car garage, but you have the option to expand it to a three car garage if that will suit your family’s needs. There are options to customize the entry from the garage with a built-in mudroom.

 

The Brookstone is the perfectly customizable home.  There are so many ways to make it your own.  Explore it and see it has plenty of space for your whole family.

The Brookstone Floorplan Rendering

5 Reasons to Build a Home in Eastern North Carolina

There are lots of reasons to call Eastern North Carolina home. Commonly rated one of the best places to live, North Carolinians experience higher quality of life. For starters, neighborhoods are safer, people are friendlier, the pace is more relaxed, and commutes are shorter.  If you’re coming from an urban area, you’ll see benefits in the cost of living, too. Let’s look at 5 key reasons to build in coastal North Carolina and make this beautiful place your home!

1. Moderate Climate

The climate in eastern North Carolina is mild and you can enjoy time outdoors in all four seasons. Summer months are warm, but when living on the coast, you can visit one of the beaches or spend your days by the pool. You won’t have to worry about ice storms or much snow in the winter, and you can enjoy outdoor living spaces most of the year.

2. Waterways & Beaches

With rivers flowing throughout most of the region and intercoastal waterways and beaches nearby, anyone who loves spending time on the water will love to be in ENC. Boating, kayaking, swimming, and walking on the beach are favorite pastimes.  Freshwater and saltwater fishing are readily available, and fresh seafood will have you feeling right at home in coastal North Carolina.

3. History to Explore

New Bern is the original capital of North Carolina and is home to several historical attractions like Tryon Palace and the original Pepsi store. The first English settlement was on Roanoke Island, and North Carolina’s oldest continuous settlement is in Bath. Tour the USS North Carolina in Wilmington and the Lejeune Memorial Gardens in Jacksonville.  Take a Quilt-Square tour and visit local art spots.  Eastern North Carolina has artisans and quaint history in many of its towns that are sure to charm.

4. Nature & Wildlife

In addition to the waterways and beaches, there’s plenty in ENC for those who love hiking, exploring parks, and enjoying nature. You can experience wildlife up close at aquariums, go horseback riding or visit wild horses on Shackleford Banks.

5. Cost of living

North Carolina is below average in cost of living, with higher ratings of quality of life! In coastal North Carolina, you will enjoy less urban congestion, lower crime rates, cleaner water, safer neighborhoods, and a more relaxed pace. You’ll see the people are friendlier and life is good in the coastal communities of Eastern North Carolina.

 

If you’re looking for a great place to raise a family, relax, or retire, welcome.  We’re sure you’ll see why we love calling this “down east” coastal area our home.