We were thrilled to hear Wilmington, NC was selected for this year’s HGTV Smart Home 2022 Giveaway and when our Oak Hill plan was selected for this year’s sweepstakes, it was as honor as always to be recognized by such a time-honored show. Working together with Charter Building Group, this years Smart Home builder, and HGTV’s interior designer Tiffany Brooks, the house plan was customized to highlight all the state-of-the-art technology available today and the Oak Hill 2 is the stunning result.

This coastal retreat is a two-story modern cottage sitting at over 3,000 square feet with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms and a two-car garage. Visitors are greeted by a wrap-around porch with cozy swing seating looking out onto the expansive front yard. Upon entering the home, the foyer leads into the office painted in a rich charcoal on the walls and ceiling. The state-of-the-art kitchen is designed with chic green cabinets and bronze hardware, as well as a large island with seating for four, adjacent to a full dining area. The bright and airy living room includes a fireplace and wet bar. The main bedroom is located on the first floor and is designed with natural, earthy tones with black trim, as well as an ensuite bathroom and private patio. The upstairs is home to two guest bedrooms, each designed with nods to Wilmington’s coastal lifestyle, as well as a guest bathroom and a playroom that opens onto a deck. The backyard is an entertainer’s dream with a beautiful pool and pergola, a fire pit, as well as a back deck with multiple seating areas and an outdoor kitchen.

Smart solutions are located throughout the home, with a focus on the kitchen, the outdoor space, the garage, the playroom and the laundry room. Home automation voice commands are available to control features throughout the home.

We have been working with Charter Building Group for 30 years. Founded by Rich Donaldson and with his daughter, Holly, now at the helm of the company, we have developed numerous home designs built in the Wilmington market. We believed so much in Charter that we worked with them to build our personal residence.

Located along the banks of the Cape Fear River, the waterfront community of River Bluffs lies in the heart of Wilmington with homes starting at $400,000 up to $1.5 million.