One of the homes we featured last week has gone under contract. Two others have lowered their price. Here is the list for June 26, 2020
ON A HOME WITH A FLORIDA FEEL
421 Marina Drive, Carolina Beach
PRICE REDUCED BY $60,000
This style of home is called the West Palm Beach. The fact that you don’t see it too often in the Carolinas makes it a unique deal in this part of the country. It is located on the northern-most point of Pleasure Island. The water you see in the photograph is Snows Cut. The 4,745 square foot house offers six bedrooms and four baths. The owners designed this custom built home with features including a first floor master and guest suite, signature stucco, arches, trey ceilings, iron railings, a wine cellar and an elevator. From the fourth floor observatory you can see views of Snows Cut, the Intracoastal, the Atlantic and on a clear day, all the way to Wrightsville Beach. Even though it is surrounded by water, at 17 feet above sea level, it is located outside of the flood zone. A total of 33 palm trees are located on the property which adds to the Florida feeling. Asking price $1,890,000.
This property is listed by Leslie & Drew McIntosh of Century 21 Sweyer & Associates – Landfall
ON A HOME IN MASONBORO HARBOUR
5232 Masonboro Harbour, Wilmington
Price reduced by $26,000
This is another one of those cases when you’re really going to have to click on the link, because one photo just doesn’t do this home justice. Listen to all the extras; pool, spa, outdoor tiki bar with stone fire place, 32′ boat slip in a gated community. This luxury home features four bedrooms, four and half baths, a walk out suite with kitchenette and full bath, and an elevator. The open floor plan includes a chef’s kitchen with a huge island that overlooks a vaulted family room. Other perks include molding, hardwood floors, extensive decking and fenced back yard. On top of all that it includes a heated and cooled dog spa. Asking price $1,799,000
This home is listed by Vance Young, Intracoastal Realty Corp
ON A HOME OVERLOOKING LOCKWOOD FOLLY
3343 Channelside Dr. SW, Supply
This is a custom designed, Lindal Cedar Home. We’re looking at the backside of the home, but the thing that makes this property so unique, is standing on that deck and looking out at the views. From this location you can see the Lockwood Folly River, Intracoastal Waterway, Salt Marsh and Oak Island. It has two bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, in just under 2,700 square feet. The bedrooms are located on the main floor with a large upstairs loft. Features include: Large living room,hardwood maple flooring throughout, cedar lined ceilings, 6 inch thick walls with extra insulation,stone fireplace with gas logs, thermal pane windows equipped with hurricane/storm panels that cover most windows, a highly elevated lot and an oversized garage. Asking price $499,000.
This home is listed by Lindsey Jenkins, Century 21 Sweyer & Associates
ON A 100 YEAR-OLD VICTORIAN
229 N Caswell Avenue, Southport
UPDATE: A HOUSE AND A CAR
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 sellers are now including a 1957 Mercury in with the house. Asking price $897,000
This home is listed by Keith Beatty Team/ Intracoastal Realty
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 $1,395,000
This home is listed by Jane Dodd, Intracoastal Realty Corp
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 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
A HOME WITH A FLORIDA FEEL