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Front ElevationConstruction on this private custom home started in August 1999. Just over the Cape Fear River from Wilmington, NC, the community, Rice Hope, is located on land originally belonging to an old rice plantation.

The house is situated among a grove of southern live oaks dated from 200-400 years old and draped with Spanish moss. Additionally, the site contains 16 camellia bushes and a row of grapevines, all at least 30 years old.

The house was designed by our company's president as his personal residence. Special treatment of the brickwork, the use of 250-year-old pine boards for the floors and other details were specifically chosen to make a new house look as though it had been part of the distinctive surrounding landscape for at least 100 years.

Plans for this house are offered by Maritime Homes & Development. Final size when complete is about 4,400 sq/ft, including finished space over the garage.

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Special Features

Salvaged pine flooring: recently discovered in the Cape Fear River, dated approximately from 1850 (pre-Civil War), old growth pine (see living room)

Gas and wood burning fireplaces

Dining Room: wainscoting, box bay window

Smart-wiring: pre-wiring for state-of-the-art security, TV, stereo, digital, Internet connection, etc.

Standing seam copper roofs

Exposed cedar rafter tails: old-style, decorative, custom design with 1 x 4 beaded tongue and groove soffits

Kitchen: granite countertops, 5-Star range, walk-in pantry, natural slate floors, adjoining breakfast room with built-in table and window seat

Sun Room: double-hung, cottage windows with transom above

HVAC: Puron Quantum Plus Refrigerant, state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly, replaces freon

Exterior brick: water-table brick highlight with custom detailing, brickwork technique used to make the house look old

Interior trim: window trim, wainscoting, custom trim work

Garage: double doors, study above with wood-burning fireplace and separate half-bath

Skylights: Roto, argon gas, double low-E, high performance

Hardy plank installation

Master Bedroom: raised ceiling, lighted accent shelving just below ceiling level, sitting room with private balcony

Master Bath: tiled in marble

Driveway: decorative block

 

This Home Was Featured On
Gimme Shelter Show
See photos of the shoot
Read the press release

It was also featured on WWAY Good Morning Carolina!
News Channel 3
Monday, October 24, 1999 and
Friday, October 29, 1999
See photos of the shoot

Read About Us in the On-Line Edition of the
Morning Star
Wilmington, North Carolina's oldest daily newspaper
The house was featured on December 2, 1999, on the front page of the Brunswick Upclose section.


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