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!

Virtual Tour: The Lautner at Brunswick Forest

Wait until you see this virtual tour! The Lautner model home is in Brunswick Forest, one of our favorite neighborhoods in Brunswick County.

Virtual Tour

Brunswick Forest

It is going to be a GREAT WEEK at Plantation!

Daniel Spann and Douglas Echols will be handing over a shiny new set of keys this week! This gorgeous custom home is located in Tidalwalk, a gated community on the Intracoastal Waterway.

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Cucalorus: Annual Festival of Independent Film


Mark your calendars for November 11-15, 2015!

Voted “One of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World”  by Moviemaker Magazine,  Cucalorus brings 4 glorious days of independent movie joy to downtown Wilmington,  North Carolina!

PBC has been a big fan of this event since the beginning–so if you live here or planning a visit to our neck of the woods, we suggest you partake in this special annual opportunity!

Click here for the Cucalorus Website + More Details!

Exterior Color of the Week: Warm Gray

The exterior paint color is an important selection! Great suggestions from Houzz if you were considering one of our faves, a warm gray. ‪

Free Bird

Who do you call when a bird flies into a house under construction? Doug Echols–the PBC Team Leader who just earned a new endorsement for his LinkedIn profile…”Ornithologist; Catch + Release”!

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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