Located on +3 acres just South of Bradley Creek Elementary School on Greenville Loop Road, Tonbo Meadow will be the first eco-conscious community in New Hanover County. A prototype for "conservational" development, the homes of this green community will have smaller building footprints, and sit on smaller lots overall to preserve open space and keep maintenance to a minimum. The one acre meadow, community garden, constructed wetland and rain gardens, and the community walking path have been designed to fulfill community outdoor needs while the homes will fulfill the demand for sustainable, low impact luxury housing. To reduce car trips, the site is located within biking distance of beautiful Wrightsville Beach, historic downtown, shopping, golf, and fine dining. Groundbreaking is scheduled for late Spring, 2008.
Tonbo Meadow sites (tonbomeadow.com) will be priced from $130,000 to $180,000 and have minimal home owners association dues. The site plan includes community recycling, composting, and gardens, drought tolerant plants, rainwater reclamation, and indoor/outdoor conservation of water, energy and resources. The modern homes will be certified LEED-H and/or NAHBgreen and include high tech comfort plus energy efficient yet bold design ideas. All of the homes will make use of sustainable materials such as certified sustainable wood floors, cement board and metal siding, high performance windows and doors with UV glazes, spray in foam insulation, "green" countertops with recycled glass, energy star appliances, high SEER mechanical systems, low-VOC paints, stains and finishes, low-flow plumbing fixtures, solar thermal systems or PV solar panels (optional), possible geothermal or radiant systems, high tech electronic energy/light monitoring systems and architectural spaces.
Pamela Anne Fasse and William Bradshaw Karl, are Owners and Principals of Ji Ji Muge, LLC Development and Anne & Bradshaw General Contractors, Custom Green Home Builders.
Anne & Bradshaw (anneandbradshaw.com) has helped fuel the market for green homes with several exemplary green projects showcased on the Parade of Homes and the Cape Fear Green Building Alliance Green Tour.
This custom builder has also won numerous awards for green building as well as innovative design and building practices, including the 2007 Parade of Homes Bronze and the 2007 Cape Fear Stewardship Award for Sustainable Design, and have been featured in National and Local media such as Techome Builder, (December, 2007), Professional Remodeler,(April, 2008), The Wilmington Business Journal, Wilmington Star News, Going Green, and others.