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!
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This house is stunning! Love the kitchen island.
Brenna@Domestic Charm says
The first few pictures of this post are making me want to paint my trim and walls the same color! Hmmm, I better think fast because my painters are coming to my new house in a couple of days! Thanks for the inspiration!
Erin, my family was the last to tour this house before they shut the tour down. The house was amazing! It's so unreal that it was struck by lighting! Deanna
Suesan Kennard says
Do you have any way to find out the name of the color they used on the kitchen cabinets in the first couple of pictures? I'm redoing my kitchen and I love that color! I'm sure it's a shot in the dark, but I thought I'd ask. 😀
Suesan – I actually looked it up because I love it too! Unfortunately it was custom-mixed just for the space! 🙁
wow! That striped carpet stair runner is amazing! would love to live here!
Am diggin' the distressed VJ roof effect in the last two posts!!
I think you found my dream house for me. Wow! I love it. The kitchen and eating areas are so beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.
Beautiful house. Burned to the ground a few years after it was built after a lightning strike. : (
Oh no! I can't believe that house burned down. I remember seeing pics of it before – it's fabulous – and I know I have that dining/sun room bookmarked somewhere on my computer. But I really love the Crew's Cottages. They're more accessible (as in affordable) and have a relaxed cottage vibe. I prefer the coziness.
Those little cabins are just packed with cute ideas!! Luv them! franki