Lookouts November 2016

“Prepare for a bold new flavor in an old favorite locale – The Lookouts in The Grove at the Atlantic Beach Circle!  Construction for detached single-family homes has begun at The Lookouts on Lots 4 –  the Oak Island Floor Plan as well as Lots 5 and 7  – the Thimble Shoals Floor Plan. We anticipate that construction will commence  in the next two weeks on Lots 1 – the Lightkeeper Floor Plan, 2 – Thimble Shoals  Floor Plan, 3 – Harbour Town Floor Plan and 8 – Oak Island Floor Plan. Updated aerial photography, a comprehensive site layout, floor plans, pricing, availability and much more are available right here.  Check back here often for updates on this exciting project!”

Lookouts in The Grove – Updated Site Location on West Drive as of November 7, 2016 – One

Lookouts in The Grove – Updated Site Location on West Drive as of November 7, 2016 – Two

Lookouts in The Grove – Updated Site Location as of October 14, 2016 – One

Lookouts in The Grove – Updated Site Location on West Drive as of October 14, 2016 – Two

Lookouts in The Grove – Updated Site Location on West Drive as of September 9, 2016 – One

Lookouts in The Grove – Updated Site Location on West Drive as of September 9, 2016 – Two

Lookouts in The Grove – Site Location Along West Drive Prior to Project Commencement 

Atlantic Beach Circle / The Grove Prior to Project Commencement 

  • The Lookouts in The Grove.

Along West Drive, the project will consist of both detached single-family dwellings and mixed use buildings with commercial space on the ground floor and two-story residential units situated above the commercial space.  Features will include a swimming pool, a fire pit, bicycle racks and convenient access to commercial venues, marinas and the beach.

Overall demand for lots within the development has been exceptionally strong. Call Chris Latham at (252)622-7362 with inquiries about future developments within The Grove at the Atlantic Beach Circle.


The ground floor commercial spaces will have around 450 square feet.  The two-story residences situated above will have 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, around 800 square feet and luxurious, high end finishes.  A few details include porches with high ceilings, wood floors in multiple rooms, ceramic tile bathroom floors and much more.  An extensive list of special features is available here.  The commercial spaces are available for between $77,000 and $79,000.  Prices for the 2 bedroom residences above range from just $221,000 to $232,000.   Delightful floor plans include the Bodie IslandHatterasCape LookoutCurrituck, and Ocracoke.  Alternate three bedroom floor plans are now available for lots 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15.  Below is an example of the Hatteras Plan.

In addition to the mixed use structures, The Lookouts will feature 15 detached single-family residences.  There will be six properties with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and about 1,000 square feet.  Also, 9 properties will have 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and approximately 1,200-1,300 square feet. These properties will have the same fine interior appointmentsnoted above.   Prices range from $249,000 to $305,000.  Floor plans include, the Thimble ShoalsOld BaldyCape CharlesOak IslandLightkeeperCharlestonHarbour Town and Georgetown.   Below is an example of the Lightkeeper Plan.

This impressive project is part of an ongoing, dynamic transformation of the Atlantic Beach Circle.  Two restaurants have already opened.  The Idle Hour Biergarten at 121 Atlantic Boulevard offers bratwurst, sandwiches, soup and salad.  There’s also bier by the glass, pint, stein and bottle as well as wine and cocktails.


The Idle Hour Biergarten

Across the street there’s the Pescara Wood Oven Kitchen at 208 West Drive.  It has delicious family style, coastal Italian cuisine.

The Pescara Wood Oven Kitchen


Other Projects – The Grove Oceanside, The Bungalows at the Grove and The Cottages at the Grove.

  • The Grove Oceanside.

The Grove Oceanside

The Grove Oceanside is situated just east of the oceanfront Crab’s Claw Restaurant, an established favorite offering eclectic cuisine.  Once complete, the Grove Oceanside will consist of five multi-story, oceanfront homes with luxurious touches throughout.  Each property will feature approximately, 2,400 heated square feet, eye-popping attention to detail, quality furnishings throughout, a large garage, an elevator and individual oceanfront swimming pools.  These impressive properties have already established themselves as vacation rental favorites.

Three properties have already sold.  137 Atlantic Blvd. sold for $920,000 in May of 2014 and 133 Atlantic Blvd. sold for $900,000 in November of 2015. 131 Atlantic Blvd. sold for $900,000 in July of 2016.  Two additional properties are now actively listed for sale.  135 Atlantic Blvd. is offered at $950,000 and 129 Atlantic Blvd. is now listed for sale at $1,100,000, reduced from $1,200,000.


  • The Bungalows at the Grove.  

The Bungalows at The Grove

The Bungalows at The Grove include eight innovative and charming bungalow style residences situated around a swimming pool. These properties generally have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, around 800 square feet, and quality interior appointments. Several have further custom finishes ordered by the buyers at the time of construction.  Just a stone’s throw from the beach in the southeast portion of The Grove, each unit offered as new construction sold for between $212,000 and $245,000 throughout 2015 and early 2016.  Unit #4 was offered as a resale for $315,000, but is no longer on the market.


  • The Cottages at The Grove.

Several other residences were recently built near the northeast corner on East Bogue Blvd. at The Cottages at The Grove.  This section is just east and outside the footprint of what most consider to be “The Circle.”  This area has coastal style single-family residences with three to four bedrooms, between 1,200 and 2,400 square feet and expansive decking for fine outdoor living. Interior finishes vary, but common features include open floor plans, solid surface counters, stainless steel appliances and exquisite attention to detail.  Five of these properties ranging from $320,000 to $399,900 have sold through MLS.

We are thrilled to be a part of these exciting changes right here in Atlantic Beach!  Call Chris Latham at (252)622-7362 or email chris@chrislatham.com for availability, a site tour and complete details.