Cape Fear Station
Planners Chuck Dietsche and Dan Costa took on the challenge of building an environmentally friendly 500-unit resort village in the ancient maritime forest at the tip of North Carolina’s Cape Fear. To preserve this special eco-system, trees were left in place and small-scale cottages were clustered around a village green that serves as a shared backyard for the whole community. Dietsche and Costa created strict guidelines that kept the scale small, with golf-cart roads and walking paths woven through the standing trees. The result: eco-friendly cottages on timeless tree-lined streets create a magical coastal town that seems like it has been there for a hundred years.