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Seeing Strong Activity in Spite of Slowdown posted Jun 15, 2008  


Unique Communities Seeing Strong Activity
in Spite of Slowing Housing Market

Extravaganza Open Homes for Sale Tour
June 28-29 in Cornelius

Cornelius, NC – Developer DP Wright Investments is among the few developers smiling during the slowing housing market in Charlotte as its two Lake Norman luxury communities continue to realize strong activity over the past three months. Wright’s Emerald Cove, an European styled community, and Joy’s Serenity Point, an oceanfront styled community, are proving that uniqueness and character attracts and sells.


According to Debbie Wright, of DP Wright Investments, the focus on bringing unique themed communities is paying off. “With both of our communities breaking ground in 2006 and 2007, we already have one nearing sell-out,” states Wright. “


Since the beginning of the second quarter, Wright’s Emerald Cove has had two spec builder homes sell and two waterfront homesites sell for custom built homes.  Joy’s Serenity Point has sold one spec built home and a custom home is also in progress. “The confidence of our builder group in our unique offering is also evident with another spec home beginning construction in Joy’s Serenity Point,” confirms Wright.


The developer has sponsored an Extravaganza of Homes Showcase event numerous times since the communities were introduced to the public with each event resulting in sales. Wright’s Emerald Cove and Joy’s Serenity Point will be featured again the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, June 28th and 29th, 12 – 5 p.m. each day.


Wright’s Emerald Cove, located off of Bethel Church Road, brings Old World charm and New World amenities into enchanting reality with European styled homes reminiscent of the countryside of Italy, Spain, England, and France.


Joy’s Serenity Point, located off of Nantz Road, brings the best of Pacific and Atlantic oceanfront living to the lake with homes designed for casual elegance and tranquility.


Homes featured in the Extravaganza, which are available for purchase include:


§         20618 Queensdale Drive/Wright’s Emerald Cove - Tom Stevenson Building Co.

French Country home with stucco veneer offers many upgrades throughout. Four bedroom, 4-1/2 bath, with a main-level master suite and master bath. Open floor plan with combination kitchen, breakfast and gathering room opening up for easy formal or casual entertaining. Stone profile fireplace, granite countertops in all bathrooms, oak floors, and rubbed bronze fixtures offer elegance authentic touches throughout. Plenty of space for a pool and outdoor entertaining in the back, plus a total lawn and irrigation package. Currently priced at $915,000, this 3,994 s.f. home is situated on a .65 acre wooded lot.


§         18918 Serenity Point Lane/Joy’s Serenity PointZande Homes, Inc.

Charleston influences define this home with Hardiplank siding, double front porch with a water view, finely crafted metal roof, hi-tech designer features, granite countertops, elegant tile influences, and three-car garage. Open floor plan includes four bedrooms and 3-1/2 baths with a main-level master suite. Priced at $750,000, this 3,906 s.f. home is situated on a .5 acre lot.


§         18928 Serenity Point Lane/Joy’s Serenity PointZande Homes, Inc.

You can almost hear the waves crashing on this Bahama-inspired home design. An open ranch plan with huge beautifully beamed family gathering area, hardwoods in all bedrooms and master suite, all granite countertops, and upgraded stainless steel appliances. Plus, three-car garage, professional landscaping and covered porch and patios. Priced at $655,000, this 2,803 s.f., this home is situated on a private .5 acre lot with fenced yard.


§         19123 Serenity Point Lane/Joy’s Serenity PointDavid Dibble Custom Homes

This home was inspired by estates on the northeast Atlantic coast. The 5,605 s.f. waterfront home features a front porch and rear covered terrace, formal and informal gathering areas, four bedrooms, five baths, a separate guest suite, and a three-car garage. The home is priced at $1,975,000. 


§         19015 Serenity Point Lane/Joy’s Serenity PointThe Hoke Company, Inc.

This two-story coastal island-inspired home features a HardieShingle™ siding with Bermuda style shutters. Also a participant in the Parade of Homes, highlights of its design include: double covered balconies, a master suite and second bedroom on the main level, large bonus room with loft and second kitchen, an oversized three-car garage, and magnificent metal roof. A total of four bedrooms and four full baths with two half baths. This home also offers plenty of porches and patios for outdoor living and room in the back for a pool. This 4,485 s.f. home is priced at $995,000 on .5 acre lot and is ready to move in.


Wright’s Emerald Cove features 26 homesites ranging in size from approximately half an acre up to 1.4 acres. Spec and custom homes are being offered in a price range of $820,000 to up over $2 million. The community features a centrally located gathering place with naturalized areas as well as a meandering professionally landscaped garden pathway with decorative benches. There are also homesites available for custom built homes starting at $150,000. Prestigious Builders in the community include Bernard Builders LLC, Grainda Builders, Inc., David Dibble Custom Homes, Tom Stevenson Building Co., Inc., and Zande Homes, Inc.


Joy’s Serenity Point is located off of Nantz Road in Cornelius. The community enjoys a private cove across from Ramsey Creek Park offering 20 prime lakefront and wooded homesites ranging in size from half an acre to .86 acres.  The architectural theme of the homes focuses on bringing the best in design features of Pacific, Atlantic and Caribbean oceanfront estates into the community. Ranging from $800,000 up to $2 million, the homes will offer the appealing characteristics that give homes along the coast their casual charm. Prestigious Builders in the community include David Dibble Custom Homes, The Hoke Company, Inc., and Zande Builders, Inc.


More information about Joy’s Serenity Point or Wright’s Emerald Cove, including upcoming Open House Extravaganza weekends, can be obtained by going to each community’s website at or



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