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Wright’s Emerald Cove takes shape with some homesites
already sold before official announcement to public

Cornelius, NC – While other high-end single family home developers continue to seek large tracts of land for massive communities around and near Lake Norman, DP Wright Investments, a real estate development group, has made a success out of securing smaller tracts of land for more quaint community settings along the east coast. The developer’s first venture in North Carolina is Wright’s Emerald Cove, located off of Bethel Church Road in Cornelius, North Carolina.

“There is an appeal to the smaller community concept that is realizing growing popularity throughout the outskirts of major metropolitan areas when the right conditions exist,” states Sherré DeMao, spokesperson for the development group. “Cornelius provides the perfect setting for the development with a multitude of amenities readily available without the need to build them into the community itself.”

Cornelius was also attractive due to the town’s planned development master plan, which emphasizes continuity and connectivity. The town’s zoning and review committee easily accepted Wright’s Emerald Cove because it was exemplary of what the town desires to achieve for its residents.

The developer specifically sought out the area’s most prestigious builders of custom homes with the prerequisite that they build their homes authentic to the styles of Old World architecture found in Europe. Four builders were selected to build in the development including David Dibble Custom Homes, Grainda Builders, Inc., Tom Stevenson Building Co., and Zande Homes, Inc.

To assure the integrity of the European theme in the community, DP Wright Investments secured Jennifer Pippin of Pippin Home Designs, Inc. to head up the Architectural Control Committee. “The homes in the community will bring an eclectic mix of all the styles of Europe from English Tudor and Mediterranean to French Country and the villas in Italy and Spain,” states Pippin. “Combinations of stucco, brick and stone with characteristic detailing on windows including cottage style shutters, window boxes, wrought iron accents, timbers and brackets will be used on exteriors as is custom on homes built more than a century ago throughout the European countryside.

According to DeMao, the area just off of exit 28 on I-77 was also specifically chosen because it was the closest waterfront property available with easy access to downtown Charlotte. “A combination of local interest as well as of those relocating from the North is expected,” states DeMao, “Therefore, the appeal of being just off the interstate for those working downtown or heading north was important.”

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 $750,000 to $2 million. As of this release, two of the 26 homesites have been sold to homeowners. The community features a centrally located gathering place with naturalized areas as well as a meandering professionally landscaped garden pathway with decorative benches. The gathering place, as well as the entire community greenscape and streetscape, was designed by Nightscapes Landscape, Lighting & Design, Inc.

More information about the Wright’s Emerald Cove community can be obtained by going to its website at

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