Coastal homes move inland with Oyster Pearl brick

A new planned community in Winston-Salem, NC, features distinctive homes modeled after homes from the Carolina coasts. The Village at Brookberry Farm, Phase IV, by the Sonoma Building Company is over 200 miles from the ocean, but strolling through the community you might think you’re in Beaufort or Savannah.

With Charleston-style design, some of the homes feature spacious porches upstairs and down.

Although clapboard is the dominant building material, foundations, entrance steps, chimneys and outdoor lattice walls hearken back to the old beach houses from a century ago using Oyster Pearl brick with white mortar and sand.

Cool summer entertaining on this striking combination created with an Oyster Pearl lattice brick columned fence and the deep mixed hues of a Rumbled cocoa paver patio, artfully mixed with dark accent pavers.

The patio extends to the front in a walkway.

Detail of lattice fence.

The Oyster Pearl brick steps have a light and airy look that complements the deep blue porch and it all transitions beautifully to the darker paver patio.

An Oyster Pearl staircase makes a striking front entryway for this bright white Charleston-style home, accented with black shutters. Notice also the lattice foundation, with the same brick.

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