One of the homes we featured last week has lowered its price. Here is the list for May 15, 2020
ON A WATERFRONT HOME IN PENDER COUNTY
146 Hammock Watch Way, Hampstead
This custom built home offers four bedrooms, three and a half baths in just over 3,700 square feet. From the back of the home you can look across the Intracoastal Waterway and see Lea Island. Highlights include an open floor plan, built-in white cabinets surrounding a fireplace, extensive moldings, hardwood floors, and a gourmet kitchen with gas downdraft cook top, and stainless appliances. French doors lead into a formal study, which is just down the hall from the first floor master suite. Upstairs are two large bedrooms upstairs with adjoining bath,one has private water side deck. Asking price $1,450,000
This home is listed by Jane Dodd, Intracoastal Realty Corp
ON A LANDSCAPED PARADISE
317 Kenwood Avenue, Wilmington
We had a hard time picking a photo to go with this blurb, because every exterior shot offered a different angle of what a masterpiece job of landscaping this truly is. We ended up choosing a picture of the back of the home, but this is a case where you really need to click on the link below and just look at all the photos. Furthermore, it’s not just the yard that makes this a unique home. This 2100 plus square foot house has three bedrooms, three bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms and bathrooms are located downstairs with the owners quarters upstairs. The home is full of character, with little nooks and carnies in every room . But we return to the backyard because it is an oasis with numerous Japanese Maples, walking paths and even a cement pond. This lot also has alley access and can accommodate an accessory apartment. Asking price $315,000
This home is listed by Ed Wagenseller, Ed Wagenseller Group Keller Williams Realty
ON A CAROLINA BEACH HOME WITH VIEWS
403 Marina Street
Any description of this home has to start with the views. Notice the “s” we put on the end of view. That’s because from this home you can look out over the Atlantic, Intracoastal and Snows Cut. Plus from the back deck you can watch boaters sail off to sea or dolphins feeding. This three bedroom, three and a half bath home was built in 1997. It comes in at just under 2,500 square feet. The purchase price includes a 40′ boat slip in a private marina. The house comes move-in ready because the current owners have already done a lot of the work; fresh paint, new carpet, a remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter-tops, new tiling and a new roof. The home also comes with a separate side entrance, and a special fenced area for the the pets. All this and it’s in a gated community and with just a short walk to the beach. Asking price $924,500
This home is listed by Sonya Perry, Perry’s Fine Homes
ON A DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON BEAUTY
316 South Third Street
This property is known as the J. W. Murchison house. It was built in 1886 for the founder of the Murchison Hardward Company. As you can tell by this photo the exterior is made with patina brick. This stately house totals 4,884 square foot with four bedrooms, four full baths. In the back of the house is a two bedroom , one bath apartment complete with its own kitchen, land private entry. The house also features off street parking. Asking price $859,000
This home is listed by Vance Young, Intracoastal Realty Corp
ON A WATERFRONT HOME IN SHALLOTTE
1721 Windward Place SW,
This home looks like it was built at the turn of the century, and it was, but not that century. The Victorian Style, with its slopping roof, formal layout and wrap-around porches, was named because they were popular when Queen Victoria reigned at the end 1800’s and the start of the 1900’s. This one of a kind home was built one hundred years later and is the perfect mixture of historic charm with all the modern conveniences. The water you see in this photo is the Little Saucepan Creek . With three bedrooms, three full baths and more than 3,400 square feet it is located in the private community of Point Winward. Features include a large kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, a formal dinning room, a large butlers pantry, and a Carolina Room with views of the water views. The master suite (which also has water views) offers tray ceilings, a gas log fire place, an over-sized walk-in closet, and a Jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower. On top of all that, literally on top, is a third floor bonus room. Asking price $552,487.
This home is listed by Bob Percessepe, Blue Chip Real Estate.
ON A LUXURY HOME IN NEW HANOVER COUNTY
7319 Carolina Beach Rd. Wilmington
This home was on our list year until the owners decided to temporary cancel its listing. It’s now back on the market and our list. Even though this house is off of one of the busiest streets in town, we’re betting you probably never knew it existed. It sits on nearly 11 acres that fronts to the Intracoastal Waterway. This elegant estate includes a 6200 square foot main house, a two-bedroom carriage house, a three-bedroom guest house, and a pool house. The large indoor heated pool has a 50-foot extension for swimming laps; an expansive retractable movie screen for watching your favorite media while floating in the pool; his and her changing rooms; and an elevated area for all your professional exercise equipment. Inside the main house, even the most discriminating buyer will be impressed by all the custom features and details. A few examples: red onyx around the two-sided fireplace; bamboo floors with black walnut inlay; hand-woven carpeting up the main staircase and around the rotunda area; English Beech and eucalyptus wood in the great room; custom wrought iron banisters fashioned to look like sea grass; gravity glass sinks; and the list goes on and on. Did we mention the putting green, the 195 feet of Intracoastal Waterway frontage and 450’ pier with a gazebo? And the spectacular sunrises? Asking price: $7,400,000.
This property is listed by Nick Phillips, Landmark Sotheby’s International Realty
ON A 100 YEAR-OLD VICTORIAN
229 N Caswell Avenue, Southport
Do you remember the old song “You ought to be in pictures?” Well, this Southport home was featured in a movie. It was the setting for the 1987 film Crimes of the Heart (starring Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, Sissy Spacek and Sam Shepard.) That is just part of the history of the classic Victorian house built in 1910. It has been completely modernized with updated electrical, plumbing and energy saving double paned windows. It is located in the heart of downtown Southport, and has three bedrooms and three baths. The intricate architectural details make this a one-of-a kind deal. Features include a post-card-worthy gazebo, original pressed tin ceilings, and an extra-large cast iron bathtub. Meanwhile the modern kitchen offers four Wolf brand ovens, a gourmet range, pot filler, Wolf vent hood, and a commercial grade dishwasher. On top of all that, the price was lowered this month by more than $70,000. It now stands at $897,000.
Keith Beatty Team/ Intracoastal Realty
ON A MODERN HOME ON FIGURE EIGHT ISLAND
521 Beach Road North, Figure Eight Island
This is a modern style home, but its story actually starts two centuries ago. In 1877 a lumber ship was lost at sea. It wasn’t found until 2015, on the very grounds that this house now stands. The wreckage served as inspiration for this home in Wilmington’s most exclusive neighborhood. The architect calls this style “Yacht Modern.” The house is built with mahogany wood, stainless steel, aluminum and impact resistant glass and has a boat theme throughout. It has four bedrooms, four full baths and two half baths in just over 4,000 square feet. In all, there are four levels each connected by floating stairs . Our favorite part is the roof top swimming pool which provides 360 degree views of Figure Eight Island. Asking price $4,850,000
This home is listed by Mark Batson, Landmark Sotheby’s International Realty
MOST EXPENSIVE HOME IN TRI-COUNTY AREA
7422 Sea Lilly Lane, Wilmington
This nearly $8 million estate is really three homes in one. The main house is the product of architect Haywood H. Newkirk. It includes a main house, guest house and a pool house. Each house features a high end kitchen along with spacious bedrooms. It’s the grounds that make this home truly unique. They include three chipping greens, a lighted basketball half court, clay tennis court, a heated swimming pool, helicopter landing pad, and a three hundred foot pier with gazebo and boat dock. Other features include a fully equipped gym, a sauna room, and a six garage stalls. In all, there are six bedrooms, seven and half bathrooms and more than 9,200 heated square feet. Asking price $7,995,000.
This home is listed by Monica Rolquin, RE/MAX Essential
A HOME WITH A FLORIDA FEEL