The River Dunes community in Oriental, North Carolina is home to some of the cutest homes I’ve seen, it’s no wonder Coastal Living chose the area for their Idea House back in 2007. Historical Concepts designed the traditional, coastal style home photographed here by Jean Allsopp, and I have to say I love every square inch! You may recognize some of the interiors; they were designed by Tammy Connor–one of my favorite designers! Love the big porches, grand staircase and salvaged wood floors, not to mention the color palette and coastal touches throughout…especially the collection of bottles in the breakfast room! I think that may be the cutest refrigerator I’ve ever seen too! See more pics and even buy the house plan here!
But wait, there’s more! Just adjacent to this Captain’s House is a small enclave of super cute cottages called the Crew’s Cottages, also designed by Historical Concepts. The six charming homes shown below in photos by Richard Leo Johnson/Atlantic Archives, Inc. are grouped around a central courtyard have the vibe of a historic East Coast waterfront village. Each one has it’s own unique look, but all share a more simple coastal style that I am loving!
Sadly a couple of years ago the incredible Idea House burned down. Fortunately though the little Crew’s Cabins were saved from the fire, and today visitors to the area can even rent them out! More info on that here! And for plenty more Southern eye candy and inspiration, visit Historical Concepts!