Being Bruce -: House to Home for Habitat - Buy Green & Help Habitat for Humanity

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

House to Home for Habitat - Buy Green & Help Habitat for Humanity

Several area groups and companies worked together to put on the House to Home for Habitat program that will run both weekends of the Parade of Homes in April and May. Stevens Fine Homes provided the model home, the nascent Wilmington Professional Stagers group did the staging and decorating, and Fast Signs provided signage for the event.

So here's the deal. During the weekends of April 25-26 and May 2-3, go the the fine new Stevens Fine Homes model home above in the neighborhood of South Brook in Mallory Creek in Winnabow. The actual address is 1206 South Brook Road, Winnabow. The house has been completely decorated with "found" items from six area shops (list below) that specialize in used or antique furniture and accessories. All the furniture and decorative items, including some great clothes in the humungous master bedroom closet, are for sale at appealing prices. Depending on the item, 10-15% of the sale price will be donated to the greater Wilmington area Habitat for Humanity. So how cool is that?

The house on South Brook Road is Green certified and Energy Star certified and by virtue of the "found" status of the decorations, the whole shootin' match is green.

If you are interested in the house itself, either of the fine ladies below, Charlotte Palmer on the left and Wendy Melville on the right will be happy to provide you with information about it. They'll also be delighted to tell you about other existing new homes or homes that can be built in the South Brook neighborhood or the adjacent Cove Landing. Please remember that Charlotte and Wendy both represent the builder and if you'd like a buyer's representative, I would be elated and honored to work with you.

The newly formed Wilmington Professional Stagers group did the work of staging and decorating the house. The WPS crew, below, consists of Melissa Prim, Barb Mihalik Pat McCartan, Shay Perryman, Cindy Jones, and Peggy Stone. Great job, folks, the house looks beautiful.

Remember that every piece in the house is "found". It's hard to believe that when you see how great it all looks. The living/great room is very inviting and looks out at a wooded back yard.

The dining room in particular looks right out of a design magazine.

Check out the headboard in the master bedroom. It's an old fireplace mantle! Neat, huh?
The upstairs playroom is huge and inviting, with lots of light and plenty of room to spread out and enjoy.

Even the mirror at bottom of the stairs was an unexpected delight. Ooops, and there's Wendy, too.

Here's a list of the stores and shops that provided furniture and decorations for House to Home for Habitat:

Habitat for Humanity

Fabulous Finds

The Seaside Cottage

Cape Fear Antiques

Primrose Cottage

Second Time Around

So check it out. And please call me at 910-297-8753 or e-mail me at if you'd like buyer representation to see this or any other home in our area.