Living along the coast is at the top of the list for many baby boomers and southeastern North Carolina is a location hard to resist with its rich coastal environment. The area simply inspires relaxation, and is a perfect place for the retirement or vacation home most dream of.
Many of the homes built in the coastal area of Brunswick County, North Carolina are reflective of the surrounding habitat and include historical elements of homes reminiscent of popular 19th century designs before the luxury of air conditioning and other modern amenities. Common architectural elements of these styles take into consideration the abundant southern sunlight, moderate temperatures, aged shade trees, and natural views. Not to mention the coastal breezes are a benefit of living near the Atlantic Ocean and many other bodies of water. Low-pitched or hipped rooflines, columns, and wide front porches offer shade and lend an inviting, comfortable appearance to entryways. Recessed covered and screened porches, and large transom windows and doors capture natural light and prevailing breezes on cool evenings. Elevated foundations with charming cupolas or multilevel porches take advantage of captivating views and offer functional ground floor areas.
Well known and respected, the building company, Mark Saunders Luxury Homes, has built over 700 of these admired homes in every size and style in Brunswick County. They are dedicated to preserving this precious coastal environment and building homes within it that are nestled into their surroundings appearing as if they’ve been there for a hundred years. It’s that responsible approach to home building and love for classic southern architecture that has earned the company top honors in the business including being recognized nationally as the builder of Coastal Living magazines’ Idea House and being awarded multiple blue ribbon diamond awards in the local Parade of Homes.