Written by: Amanda Lisk
Photography by: Raul Sojo Montes
Staged by: Homfusion
Where southern charm and innovative design come together.
Nestled among shady oak trees and tall, North Carolina pines, is a brand-new, upscale, boutique neighborhood presented by Stevens Fine Homes.
Canby Oaks, located off Masonboro Loop Road, beautifully brings together the charm and character of established southern landscapes with fresh, new construction featuring 17 homes of innovative coastal craftsman and farmhouse design.
“In this neighborhood we upped the game with the finishes,” says Stevens Fine Homes’ new-home specialist, Jenna Parker. She points out the stained wood stair treads, more modern light fixtures and large granite kitchen island at the Canby Oaks’ award-winning Nicklaus design model home, now open.
“Canby Oaks is designed for buyers who desire something a little more high-end and for families who need more room or may have kids who are getting older, so we are giving them nice, wide lots and large driveways that can fit multiple cars,” Parker explains.
The Celis family purchased the Nicklaus design home at Canby and they are taking advantage of the Stevens Fine Homes’ exclusive Create Your Home online design studio where homebuyers can select their finishes from their computer with the help of professional interior designers.
“We love our new house in Canby Oaks. Every step of the construction process is very exciting – this is the beginning of new memories that will fill the house. We are so thankful for Stevens Fine Homes for building our home,” says Huertas Celis.
The side entry garages of the homes create a more upscale look. The board-and-batten and stone exteriors and neutral tones of today used at Canby Oaks make each home unique yet give the neighborhood an aesthetic feel.
Canby Oaks checks all the boxes of what homebuyers desire today; a great location, more square footage, high quality and affordability. Canby Oaks homes start in the upper $300,000’s and some floor plans are as large as 3,300 square feet with six bedrooms.
Three Canby Oaks homesites have already sold, and all of this before the grand opening. Brokers are buzzing with excitement.
“They know the Stevens product; they can trust the product, and they like that they know what they are selling to their clients,” says Stevens sales associate, Crimson Walton.
To take advantage of the large lots, there are various outdoor living options at Canby, including screened porches and built-in firepits.
“These beautiful, custom firepits that are going in will make it so entertaining doesn’t have to stop inside the house. Everyone loves our large, open kitchens for hosting and now they will be able to flow into the outdoors,” says Parker.
No skimping on the master bathrooms either; the Stevens design team does not disappoint.
“We really wanted to provide a true master bathroom retreat — a spa like atmosphere — so we really focused on creating that in our master baths by installing beautiful finishes and walk-in tile showers, and in some homes, a vanity space and huge his and her master closets with wood shelving,” says Parker.
Canby Oaks will have streetlights, sidewalks and fencing for privacy. Canby Oaks is central to everything Wilmington has to offer, located minutes from the Pointe, Mayfaire, the beaches and downtown.
All Canby Oaks homes are built with the Stevens Fine Homes Energy Wise Guarantee to ensure low monthly utility bills. In addition to this, Canby Oaks homebuyers who take advantage of purchasing a homesite prior to construction will, like the Celis family, have access to the Create Your Home online design studio and get to hand select finishes.
The Canby Oaks Nicklaus design model home is now open to the public. Canby Oaks also features the newest Savannah design along with many more desirable floor plans to choose from.