Upscale Amenities at Ocean Ridge Plantation

When you want to live somewhere coastal that provides you with a vast assortment of upscale amenities consider Ocean Ridge Plantation in coastal North Carolina. Here you’ll have access to a private residence center, The Plantation Club, whose features can’t be topped.

The club offers a wet and a dry sauna, large indoor swimming pool, a fitness room containing state-of-the-art equipment, members lounge with game tables and kitchen, events room, and a library. Outdoors you have use of lighted tennis courts, an outdoor pool, whirlpool and children’s pool, fishing pier and lake and a grilling area for cookouts and picnics.

?The Ocean Ridge Plantation real estate is an assortment of stunning custom homes and spacious building lots. The upscale neighborhoods offer a diversity of architecture and are surrounded by manicured fairways, beautiful landscaping and tree lined streets. Our available inventory at this time have a nice selection of 3 and 4 bedroom homes, sure to meet the needs of your family.

Neighborhoods in Ocean Ridge are governed by an architectural committee and protective covenants to preserve continuity and home value. The guidelines that are in place mandate minimum square foot requirements for each neighborhood beginning at 1,600. The estate neighborhoods reach upwards to 2,800 square feet.

Any gardener will feel completely at home living in Ocean Ridge. The Plantation Gardens provides you with a gardening club that maintains the Perennial Garden. There is a Community Garden where vegetables garden plots are planted and maintained by the gardening club and residents. There are also Private Plots available to residents on a first come, first served basis for growing whatever favorite flowers or vegetables they choose to grow.

Located in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, we think you’ll like Ocean Ridge Plantation from the first moment you set foot on the property. Allow our professionals at Carolina Plantations to take you there and introduce you to what may be your next home.


Top Living Features and Designs of a Retirement Home

As you spend time exploring Master Planned Communities in Brunswick and New Hanover Counities, we will help you learn more about what many families like yours utilize in their new homes and plan design in their retirement home.

You will discover after exploring homes in communities like Brunswick Forest, Waterford, Landfall and St James Plantation that there is a common floor plan to many of the homes.  As we age, steps, and large square footage is no longer important.  What we will see as we explore the communities are homes that reflect these main features.

·         Open Floor Plans—kitchens, dining and entertainment areas are connected by open space and ARE NOT separate.  This is ideal for entertaining your guests and friends during their visit.

·         Split Floor Plans—The Master suite is on the opposite side of the home from the guest rooms.

·         F.R.O.G.S.—Finished Room Over Garage.  This area is used as guest suite or as the entertainment theater.

·         Screened in Lanai’s or porches— For the 4 season enjoyment of our great climate.  Perfect for a lounging area, cooking space or entertainment to extend beyond the great room or kitchen.

·         Elevators and Lazy Waiters—If you must have a larger home to maybe capitalize on waterviews, many will add these resources to provide an alternative to stairs.

As we tour you through Master Planned Communities and Plantations, we will also visit many homes with various floor plans to you to preview.  Many will have the opportunity to purchase a homesite and then build.  Viewing the homes and plans will allow for you to see the advantages of many of these features.  We will focus on your wishlists as well.

We also invite you to talk to our designers at PlanView Design for us to draw up your home in 3-D.  Our design resource is an excellent way to see your potential future home, make structural and design changes before you even have a builder dig a hole.  We invite you to visit our designer site Here.

F.R.O.G.s are Not Slimy, They are Cozy and Useful

When you and your loved ones plan to explore the planned communities in southeastern North Carolina, you will find a few common elements to the floor plans.  One thing that you will hear Realtors and on-site agents speak of are FROGs!

Many of the clients from the northeast sometimes wonder, “what in the world….” This is a description of Finished Room Over Garage.  Living on or near the coast, the water table is close to the surface, so basements are almost non-existent in many of the new homes built in the Master Planned Communities throughout the south.

Many homeowners use FROGS as bonus rooms, studies, a game area or theater, and in some cases, there is enough space to add a full size bathroom, so it makes for a perfect in-law suite or space for the kids or grandchildren when they come to visit.

There are many functions for the FROG.  We suggest you contact your designer or builder for an idea on how to utilize the FROG.

It sometimes is difficult to get an idea for how to lay out this space.  One of the popular resources used by owners who want to get a better idea of the use and layout is to contact Plan View Design.  This is a great resource to see it before you build it.  This will allow you and your loved one to make the most outta the FROG.

Many homes which are designed by Plan View Design can be found in great communities including, Brunswick Forest, Magnolia Greens, St.James Plantation, and Ocean Ridge Golf and Plantation.

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