New Home Construction Surges at River Dunes in Oriental North Carolina

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River Dunes - Oriental NC

Best North Carolina Coastal Communities

River Dunes reports a 10% increase in the total number of homes built this year at its award winning North Carolina coastal community. Launched in 2006, River Dunes developers had prioritized construction of the community's amenities including a world-class deepwater Marina, Grace Harbor, along with a Harbor Club featuring fine and casual dining, resort-style swimming pool overlooking the marina and fireside hot tubs and cabanas, six Guest Cottages, and charming Grace Chapel, all of which set the tone for this Inner Banks marina community.

Now with the sluggish real estate recession in America’s rear view window, buyer confidence has returned and building momentum is surging at River Dunes. In fact, by Thanksgiving, five more custom homes will be completed by River Dunes Master Home builders. Architectural styles and details draw from historic Tidewater and coastal cottage construction.

Historical Concepts, an award-winning architectural firm based in Atlanta, has designed the amenities and some of the homes at River Dunes. Many of the Harbor Village homes at River Dunes have unobstructed water views of the marina and entrance channel, allowing residents to sit on their porches and watch as boats come and go on its “yachting boulevard”. Jim Strickland, a principal of Historical Concepts, has commented that River Dunes is a beautiful canvas to watch unfold as it becomes more and more well-known as a top boating destination and neighborhood on the North Carolina Inner Banks.

River Dunes has four Master Builders:

M.E. Maher Construction in New Bern North Carolina- With over 35 years experience, Mike Maher has built hundreds of homes in coastal North Carolina. With a long list of satisfied customers, the Maher Construction team has proven they are as successful at “building relationships” as they are at building fine homes with bricks and mortar.

Stuart Hardy Construction in Oriental North Carolina - Established almost 30 years ago, Stuart Hardy Construction is an authentic craftsman and home builder in coastal North Carolina. Stuart's focus continues to be on making the building process as enjoyable as possible by keeping the lines of communication open and by standing by his promises.

Watermark Homes of North Carolina - Based out of Oriental North Carolina, Scott Gurganus has been building impressive Tidewater homes and simple understated cottages in River Dunes since the beginning. With home styles designed for three season living with natural light, Watermark offers a complete array of services from planning a custom home, through construction and personalized exterior and interior design.

Ark Development of North Carolina - The most recent addition to the River Dunes builder program, Alex Anderson, brings a wealth of coastal building experience to the program. Ark is committed to the finest coastal building standards and materials and is ready to facilitate the entire building process, working closely with homeowners to achieve their vision.

Because of River Dunes committed vision and dedication to the best, the development team has successfully built a close sense of community in addition to an attractive coastal neighborhood. Property owners are friendly here, enjoying social events and banding together to support important charitable causes such as the Leukemia Regatta Cup and Bike MS.

When River Dunes is fully built out, this Inner Banks marina community will have 650 homes and 400 deepwater boat slips. Today, property owners have access to 124 wet boat slips and can access the Pamlico Sound from River Dunes private 1,100 foot boating channel. If you love the water, and you’re searching for the best Inner Banks marina communities, River Dunes is a must see in Oriental North Carolina.

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