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NEIGHBORHOOD SPOTLIGHT: Today's Custom Home Magazine posted Jan 1, 2008  


Serenity Point … Emerald Cove
Neighborhoods Offer Best of All Worlds

Imagine coming home to the relaxed ambiance of an oceanfront retreat every day of the week. Or perhaps your ultimate dream is driving up to a substantial European-style residence that elegantly displays your sophisticated taste.
No matter what your idea of the ideal haven is, there’s an exclusive neighborhood in Cornelius by D.P. Wright Investments to suit your style. Joy’s Serenity Point features casually elegant interpretations of classic Pacific, Atlantic and Caribbean oceanfront architecture, while Wright’s Emerald Cove combines modern amenities with the enduring charm of French Country estates, English Tudor manors and Mediterranean villas.
“Each neighborhood is a special and unique spot on the lake,” says Developer Deborah Wright, owner of D.P. Wright Investments. “It’s difficult to find new homes in a location so accessible to Charlotte with such fresh, new ideas.”
Indeed, driving past Serenity Point’s 20 homesites feels like you’re escaping to the beach. “Even if you’re in an off-water home, you’ll have a fabulous view of the water just coming down the street,” Wright says.
“Debbie’s done a great job of integrating that oceanfront feel into every aspect of the community. There will be beautiful palm trees at the entrance, so driving into the neighborhood will feel like you could be driving into Charleston,” agrees Monique Hoke, co-owner of The Hoke Company, Inc., one of the neighborhood’s prestigious custom builders.  Other builders include David Dibble Custom Homes, Inc. and Zande Homes, Inc.
The homes within Serenity Point are priced from the $750’s and carry out the neighborhood’s nautical theme with an eclectic mix of casually elegant styles. The off-water home the Hoke Company is building at 19015 Serenity Point Lane, for example, is a 4,485-square-foot Bermuda-style residence that captures water views from two levels of porches. “It’s a very unique place,” Hoke says. “You can see through the great room to the large covered lanai, and there’s a trellis over the courtyard off the gathering room. It’s really conducive to enjoying the outdoors. Some of the things that are so unique about it are the beautiful arches and columns throughout,” she says, mentioning additional features like a vaulted foyer, vaulted parlor and a spacious loft area.

Continuing that casually elegant feel is the 5,800-square-foot waterfront residence David Dibble is building on 19123 Serenity Point Lane. The five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath home features a cedar-shake exterior and a metal roof. “It’s a beautiful home with upgraded appliances and cabinets and a spacious interior with heavy trim, like bead board and judge’s paneling. It also has a separate mother-in-law’s quarters,” he says.
Proving that he is equally adept at multiple styles, Dibble is part of the builder team at Wright’s Emerald Cove, which includes Bernard Builders, LLC; Grainda Builders, Inc.; Tom Stevenson Building Co.; and Zande Homes, Inc.. The 26 homesites within Emerald Cove offer homes residences priced from the $750’s boasting a classic European feel and architecture with the final phase of waterfront lots recently released for purchase.
In fact, Tom Stevenson recently began construction on an elegant French Country manor whose traditional exterior will contain four spacious bedrooms, a large kitchen and a gracious family room. This home will join other residences with classic Old World touches found throughout the community.
Both neighborhoods share their developer’s passion for creating a cohesive ambiance. “I pay close attention to the details. Everything from the mailboxes to the light posts has been carefully planned and selected. The feeling of a neighborhood is vitally important to me. I want it to feel comfortable enough for me to want to live there myself,” says Wright, who has more than a decade of development experience in East Coast locales ranging from Florida to New York.
Because of Wright’s personal dedication, each intimate Cornelius community maintains a quaint, neighborhood feel, yet offers unbelievable access to amenities. “For both neighborhoods, we negotiated the same rate for Peninsula Club memberships as its residents pay, as well as a discounted rate for the Peninsula Yacht Club. Jetton Cove has opened up its facilities to Emerald Bay Cove residents, while Serenity Point is very close to Ramsey Creek Park, which is a great place to launch a boat or for families to take their children to play,” says Wright. “So, both neighborhoods have access to all the amenities of a much larger community.”

However, the striking nature of the homes and their sites may have residents not venturing too far away.

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Wright's Emerald Cove
DP Wright Investments
Phone: 704-892-0434
Fax: 866-449-5608