A Closer Look at 1455 Edgewater Club Road, Wilmington, NC

You probably know that Just For Buyers Realty doesn’t list properties or ever work for sellers.  So, when we post inside information on properties, it’s because we’ve visited the house on behalf of a client who has decided it’s not the right place for them, and we think it’s interesting enough that other people might like to see the home through unbiased eyes.

This week I toured the home at 1455 Edgewater Club Road.  If you know the location of the gate house to the Figure Eight Island bridge, you have a pretty good idea of this home’s location.  It is short walk from the bridge on the mainland side of the Intracoastal Waterway.  (If you’re unfamiliar with the area, it’s about 25 minutes Northeast of downtown Wilmington, not far from Porters Neck Plantation.)

To reach the property, you turn off Edgewater Club Road and drive down a dirt and gravel driveway.  This waterfront home is tucked away from the main road on a .88 acre lot.   The outside appearance belies the more than 2700 square feet of living space inside and only hints at the sweeping views from the water-facing deck that runs the entire length of the back of the house.

If you Google the address, you’ll find the listing agent’s photos on line.  I’ve added a few here that I took to help give a more balanced sense of the features of this $1,550,000 home.

Let me start by admitting I love this house!  It exudes upscale, casual comfort.  Both the home and its furnishings (which come with the house) seem to whisper, “Come. Sit. Relax.”  The open floor plan is enhanced by an abundance of full-glass, double doors that flood the home with light and provide breath-taking views of the Intracoastal.

The house was completely remodeled in 2012, so everything feels new in this stylishly classic cottage.  All of the finishings are high-end.  Marble countertops.  Wainscotting.  Furniture style vanities in several of the bathrooms. Wide plank wood floors.  Custom tiled baths.  Central vac.  Classic farmhouse kitchen sink and stainless steel appliances.

Of course, THE selling point for this property is the spectacular views from all the main living areas.   If you enjoy boating, there’s nothing better than having yours sitting at the end of your private dock with a boat lift.

Another feature worth mentioning is the new 40 year Arch shingles that were installed on the roof in 2013.

No home is perfect and, as lovely as it is, this one is not an exception.  The thing I found most disappointing about the property was the adjacent three story home sitting on a terraced hill and towering over this relatively “small” cottage.  Fortunately, you don’t notice the large-scale neighbor very much when you are inside, but it’s hard to miss when you’re on the back deck.

The other two concerns I had were the lack of a second living area (one combined living/dining room and kitchen can fill pretty tight if all five bedrooms are in use) and the fact that the property, like the majority of waterfront homes, is in a special flood hazard zone (no doubt the main reason the lot next door appears to be built up so high.)

Finally, the home’s two car garage is detached.   There are a surprising number of people who prefer detached garages, but I’d rather not have to walk through the rain with groceries to get to the house.

If you’re interested in knowing more about 1455 Edgewater Club Road or any other home along the Intracoastal Waterway, please contact Kathleen Baylies.  Just For Buyers Realty.  Consumer Advocates.  Not Salespeople.  910-202-4813.  [email protected]

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