Great article about moving to Brunswick Forest!

A good read from the Real Estate Showcase about Brunswick Forest, an award winning  master-planned community nestled beside Wilmington, NC!


Do you dream of a tropical backyard retreat centered around a refreshing pool, a luxurious lanai and a gourmet summer kitchen? Is a Southern manor more your style, where sweeping porches are marked by stately columns and rocking chairs for family and neighbors? Perhaps your heart desires to work with an architect to create the stunning masterpiece that (for now) exists only in your imagination.

It’s all possible in Brunswick Forest’s premier neighborhoods of Cape Fear National, Cypress Pointe and Banyan Bay. The homes are upscale, the amenities rival any country club community without the initiation fees, and the warm, welcoming environment is a pervasive breath of fresh air.

Most of the homes in Cape Fear National are customizable, with residents working one-on-one with a member of the esteemed builder team. Cypress Pointe and Banyan Bay offer a portfolio of established floor plans with the ability to personalize them inside and out.

Dave Spetrino, President and CEO of Plantation Building Corp, whose company has built more than 70 homes in Brunswick Forest since 2009, explained the process. “It’s fairly comprehensive, from determining how to best site the home based on views or the sun, to creating a floor plan that meets our clients’ needs and their new, local lifestyle,” he said. “We ask a lot of questions to really understand not only who our clients are, but how they plan to live in their new home.”


Jerry Helms, Director of Sales and Marketing at Brunswick Forest, underscored the desirability of
the community’s premier neighborhoods. “In most cases, people who build here have worked very hard to achieve a fine lifestyle and now it’s time to enjoy the fruits of their labors,” he said. “Brunswick Forest is a natural fit because we have several neighborhoods that epitomize the pinnacle of retirement living.”

Helms continued, “But the appeal of Brunswick Forest reaches well beyond retirees. Families of all ages are finding the community has a wealth of amenities and styles of living.” In addition to the renowned golf course, Brunswick Forest offers residents three swimming pools, tennis and pickleball courts, a fitness center, miles of scenic walking and biking trails, a creek-side boat launch, and an onsite town center with shopping and dining, as well as quality medical care and other services.

“Without a doubt, Brunswick Forest is the new home community in our area,” said Spetrino. “The quality of the infrastructure and the strength of the developer reassure our clients that they are making a good decision for their forever home.”

Spetrino also emphasized the diversity in price points, home site sizes and home types. “Everyone feels as though they will fit in, no matter which section of the community they choose,” he said. “ Most importantly, neighbors are what make a neighborhood great. We joke about how little free time our owners have after they move in. Brunswick Forest residents really enjoy their time being active within the community, whether on the golf course, socializing or giving back.”


RiverView Townes is OPEN for business!

RiverLights hosted a 5k “Glow Run” and officially lit the holiday lights on Saturday, December 3rd.  Meanwhile, RiverView Townes also made a long awaited debut by opening the gorgeous 8′ entry doors to the eager public!

We received excellent feedback and appreciate all the people who visited as PBC is very proud of this project.

RiverView Townes Holiday Opening

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Oktoberfest at RiverView Townes

On Thursday October 27th, PBC,  One Properties Group + OnQ Financial celebrated a gorgeous fall evening at the RiverView Townes.  This exclusive broker event was to introduce the locals to the neighborhood and see what the Townes have to offer in finishes + details.  The first two units are scheduled to be completed late November and we are tentatively scheduling an “Open House Party” in early December!

Check out the video and watch to the very end to see another gorgeous Wilmington sunset!

Wilmington October Sunset!

Diamond Award Winner

The Brunswick County Parade of Homes awarded PBC with a Diamond Award at the celebratory banquet last night!  Yes, the diamond is the size of Jon Henry’s head!

Gray Kitchen Love


Are gray kitchens neutral??? We get asked this all the time! Gray kitchens are gorgeous and timeless! Chrissy worked closely with the homeowner on this gem, incorporating a wood block island at the sink end that is stunning.

For more information and tips on gray kitchens, click on the Houzz link here!

Expert Appeal: When A Builder Builds His Own Home

Inside the home of Dave and Kathy Spetrino

Design aesthetic:

“We’ve evolved more toward something that’s got more of a transitional feel,” Dave Spetrino, president and CEO of Plantation Building Corp, says about his company’s work. Though not minimalist, the projects typically have the crisp, clean look popular with clients.

Signature elements in both client projects and his home:

Having a cohesive color palette is an area both clients and the couple use in their home styles. People have gotten more comfortable with complementary colors throughout the house, Dave says, turning to tone-on-tone transitions rather than different, high-contrast shades in each room.

Their house:

In 2006, the Spetrinos started building their Church Street house. They wanted a home that would blend in with the character of the historic district but also be new. It had taken a couple years just to go through the approvals to build the house on what had been a parking lot.

The process included an archeological dig, which turned up a cistern that was part of a former house built during the early part of the 20th century as well as more than 1,500 items – mostly bits of glass bottles and pottery.

Many items were donated to groups. But a fish-shaped glass bottle stayed behind to be displayed at the home, Kathy says.

In the details:

The Spetrinos designed their kitchen, as well as the rest of the house, with flow in mind.

One issue that came up, however, was the lack of cabinet space. Both to keep the room open and to accommodate large windows, the couple cut down on kitchen cabinets but made up for the space with a butler’s pantry.

The kitchen includes a marble-topped island, vintage farm sink reproduction, double oven, and even a second dishwasher in the pantry.

But for all the high-end details, Kathy’s must have and favorite item in the kitchen is an ice maker – an under cabinet addition that churns out ice for the kids’ cups, stocking coolers, or filling drinks when entertaining.

It’s a little touch of convenience that helps make their house a functioning home.

Wilma Magazine March 2013

Mark Steelman