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Come enjoy the harborside location, coastal architecture and a vibrant coastal village with outdoor dining, shops, accommodations, and a spa. Come celebrate the very best of life on the coast this year.

The ticket proceeds go to three special local charities: Heartworks, Hope Clinic, and the Pamlico Partnership for Children.

Tickets are non-refundable. If you need to reschedule your visit, please let us know as soon as possible at We can accommodate ticket transfers for all or part of your ticket order. 

“A sanctuary on the waterfront, River Dunes is the perfect place for this year’s Idea House – a family-friendly destination with gorgeous scenery and a community that holds the standards of the Southern Living brand,” – Dierdre Finnegan, VP, Publisher of Southern Living

READ THE PRESS RELEASE: Idea House 2022: Southern Living presents the 2022 Idea House at River Dunes

Meet the Team:

For this year’s home, Southern Living called on the ultimate Southern dream team to bring their vision to life: interior designer Charlotte Lucas from Charlotte, North Carolina; builder Jordan Maroules of SLD Custom Homes from Morehead City, North Carolina; and architect William Court of the Court Atkins Group from Bluffton, South Carolina.

The 2022 Idea House is under construction in Oriental, North Carolina, set in the scenic waterfront village of River Dunes, a Southern Living-and Coastal Living-inspired community. 

Southern Living has been creating signature custom homes that celebrate life in the South for over 30 years, each reflecting their take on the style, comfort, and innovation of the times.