Tonbo Meadow was conceived by Pam Fasse of Fasse Bldgs and designed by Architect and Landscape Architect Scott Ogden and Lara Berkley of B+O Architecture. Fasse’s vision for the community was one of “modern meets green.” One of the reasons the innovative project is so successful is because every decision made from the start contributed to what is now Tonbo Meadow, an eco-conscious town home community of clean and modern town homes situated in a natural and self-sustainable meadow adjacent to Wilmington, NC’s popular Greenville Loop Road and minutes to Wrightsville Beach.
The slick and contemporary town homes are sited as duplexes and triplexes clustered tightly together in the front so as to preserve a one-acre natural open space meadow in the back. They were placed on the site for passive solar orientation and large expanses of windows were utilized to allow for light-filled space and provide a true connection to nature.
There are many reasons to love this community! First of all – it is GREEN. All of the homes make use of low- or non-toxic and sustainable building materials. They all have energy-efficient spray-foam insulation that creates a tightly-sealed building envelop and extremely effective soundproofing. The homes also utilize energy-efficient mini-split heating and air units which allow homeowners to heat and cool their homes selectively. In addition, Fasse introduced highly energy-efficient German-designed hot water systems which provide on-demand hot water in a cost effective manner. Finally, each home has a low-flow plumbing system and an electrical outlet in the garage for powering up an electric car. Imagine, saving up to 70% on utility bills each month? That is a reality at Tonbo Meadow.
In the creation of her eco-conscious community, Fasse left no stone unturned inside or out in pursuit of keeping it green. There are a series of ponds and swales throughout the community that catch and carry water above ground to constructed wetlands and rain gardens placed in strategic areas. All native plant species existing on the site were identified and inventoried so that any new additions would be native to the area and add to the existing ecosystem, instead of competing with it. In addition, any newly introduced natives would require no extra water other than what Mother Nature provides.
When complete, the 1-acre meadow in the rear of the property will house an outdoor gathering structure and fireplace along with community gardens and open space. Rimmed by native Live Oaks, it will offer the perfect sanctuary for residents to gather and discuss the day’s events.
Finally, these homes are beautiful and modern – a work of art in and of themselves! They are not just a home, but a lifestyle. Please drop in anytime to preview this one-of-a-kind masterful community! Contact me at (910) 231-4649 and I will be happy to give you a preview of the home and neighborhood.