One of the homes we featured last week went under contract. Here is the list for August 2, 2019
BEST DEAL IN OCEAN FOREST LAKES
304 Okeechobee Rd; Wilmington
The home is 12 years old, but it feels newer. The owners have added new kitchen floor tile, new carpeting in the bedrooms and new paint. The house sits on high ground, out of the flood zone, with a deck that overlooks the back yard. We were most impressed by the size of the screened porch which is big enough for sitting and dining furniture. Despite a few cosmetic issues like a fogged window and caulking separating on the kitchen counter and bathroom vanity, we still think this home is a deal. Asking price $384,995.
This property is listed by RE/MAX Essential
BEST DEAL IN CAROLINA PLACE
2002 Metts Avenue, Wilmington
Carolina Place is one of the more trendy neighborhoods in Wilmington. The homes were built in the 1930s and ’40s and in the last couple of decades, most of them have been updated and remodeled. This Dutch colonial style home was built in 1940. The median price per square foot in this area is $175. This home is listed at $143.96. The current owner has been using it as a vacation home, and it’s only occupied half the time. It’s 1979 square feet with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and original hardwood floors. A rear deck with an arbor was recently added. You can fit a couple of compact cars in the driveway, but as is the case with many homes in this area, street parking is the norm. Asking price is $284,900.
This property is listed by Sea Gate Realty, Inc.
BEST DEAL ON A HOME WITH AT LEAST TWO ACRES
6314 U.S. Highway 117, Rocky Point
ONE OF A KIND DEALS
A home that’s ready to set sail: 2076 Harrison Street, Wilmington
When you’re inside this home you will almost have a feeling like your in the haul of a ship. The interior, with its woodwork and bowed ceilings, was designed to resemble a vessel out at sea. This four bedroom, two bath house is located in Sunset Park, one of Wilmington’s oldest neighborhoods. The house has 1,900 square feet, but like most homes built in the 40’s the closets are kind of small. We especially liked the cherry wood counter tops in the kicthen, and the living room which has windows on three sides. The yard is large, the house sits on two lots, but the lawn does need some TLC. Asking price $279,000.
This propert is listed by Sea River Realty
A European touch near Ogden; 3029 Sunnybranch Drive, Wilmington
The current owners of this custom built home designed this property while living overseas in France. Consequently, it has a style that will be hard to find anywhere else on this side of the Atlantic. For instance, the kitchen is equipped with a La Cornue gas range imported from France, an entrance gate is the product of a French artist, and in the breakfast nook is an antique hand-carved oak valence from a French Castle. In addition to the three bedrooms, the house features an “Atelier” (a workshop for artists with its own stage and curtain) and a large media room. Outside the house has 1,300 square feet of deck space including a large screened porch. Above the detached garage is additional living space with the current owners used as a guest house. Asking price $750,000.
This property is listed by Nest Realty
Waterfront home in Hampstead; 1205 Kings Landing Drive, Hampstead
This intercoastal waterway home was built in 1979 but has been completely renovated. While the inside is striking (in a good way) it’s the outside that really makes it one of a kind. Among other major projects, the current owner had the bulkhead redone, creating a private boat slip. The house also features a travertine patio surrounding a custom heated saltwater pool. Inside are three bedrooms, and three baths in more than 2,600 square feet. The downstairs has an open floor plan where the foyer, living area, dining room, and kitchen all flow into each other. Asking price is $1,470,000.
This property is listed by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage
ON THE WACCAMAW RIVER: 9692 Topcon Drive, Ash
This home will impress you right away with its warmth and character. The exterior features wood siding which creates a cozy log cabin feel. The rustic elegance continues inside with wood floors, wood walls, a wood ceiling with exposed beams and a stacked-stone fireplace. The centerpiece of the house is the living room with two story windows that overlook the river. The 2,700 square foot home comes with its own private dock and gazebo. Like most riverfront properties this one is located in a flood zone, but the lower level is mostly concrete. During Florence water seeped into the garage, but because of the height of the main living areas the home fared quite well. It is being sold with most of its furnishings. Asking price $359,900.
ON A HISTORIC HOME: 1605 Princess Street, Wilmington
The picture of this bungalow in the Carolina Heights neighborhood does not capture the size of this home. Since 2006, the property has been totally remodeled and expanded. The home is now more than 4,200 square feet. It’s known as the Fisher home, named after a family that lived here between the 1920s and 1960s. The Fishers would probably not recognize the home today. It features an open floor plan with a remodeled kitchen, two living areas, and a formal dining room on the first floor. Also on the first floor are three bedrooms (two with ensuite bathrooms) and a very large 18 by 38 bonus room. Two additional rooms, plus a large master suite, are located on the second floor. The master suite includes a walk-in closet and a modern bathroom. Asking price $625,000.
This property listed by Keller Williams
BEST DEAL IN ST JAMES: 2798 Lawton Court, $495,900 Click here for more information.
BEST DEAL IN CASTLE HAYNE: 3912 Lynn Avenue, $249,900 Click here for more information.
BEST DEAL ON PLEASURE ISLAND: 1506 Mackerel Lane, $399,000 Carolina Beach Click here for more information.
BEST DEAL ON A LARGE HOME: 6719 Finian Drive, Wilmington $698,000 Click here for more information.
BEST DEAL UNDER $150,000: 486 Hollyview Drive, Bolvia $119,000 Click here for more information.
THE BEST DEAL WITH A POOL: 1860 Oak Harbour Dr., Ocean Isle $424,900 Click here for more information.
THE MOST EXPENSIVE HOME IN THE COUNTY: 7319 Carolina Beach Rd. Wilmington $7.8 million Click here for more information. Click here to see WECT report on this home.