One of the homes we featured last week has sold, another has reduced its price by $20,000. Here is the list of Unique Homes for December 31, 2021.
ON A HOME IN SURF CITY WITH A RICH RENTAL HISTORY
23 Sandy Lane , Surf City, NC 28445
This vacation rental ”The Glam House” is an investors’ dream with a projected cap rate of 4% for 2021. Located in a cul-de-sac with views of the waterway and ocean, this home has been completely customized to be functional and stylish in both renovation and décor by current owner, hence the name ”The Glam House.” The owners have been meticulous about maintaining and updating the home over the years to keep the integrity of the vacation rental business. The home features an open floor plan and large chef’s kitchen, perfect for entertaining and beach rental. This four bedroom, five bath home offers a welcoming place for family and friends to gather. First living level features full bath, living room, kitchen, dining room and spacious den, both currently being used as a playroom and game room. The second floor features the primary suite including an outdoor bathtub and outdoor jacuzzi, with panoramic views of the waterway. Two additional guest rooms with connected bathrooms are also located on the 3rd floor. The ground floor features as a fully functional living space including a bedroom, full bath, living area, and kitchen. Ground floor leads to the gorgeous pool, large walk-in storage rooms for all your beach essentials, two outdoor showers, and more. Through August of 2021, The ”Glam House” vacation rental produced nearly $100,000 in revenue with profits over $65,000 after expenses. Unlike most VRBO & AirBnB’s this home has holiday themed rentals to help rental income continue during the off season. Current property management information by owner will be passed on to new owners for easy transition into the rental market. This includes cleaning services, preparation, restock, alarm system, and ownership of Airbnb and VRBO marketing materials and account information. This home price includes all furniture (minor exclusions) and décor. Asking price $1,800,000.
This home is listed by Marshall Pickett, Ivester Jackson Coastal LLC
On a Home in Rocky Point on 15 Acres
5045 Nc 210 Highway , Rocky Point, NC 28457
This one-of-a-kind property is located in the quaint equestrian community of Equine Acres. It sits on a 15 acre track that fronts NC Hwy 210 and backs up to Harrison Creek. Surrounded by mature trees and landscaping, this property is set up with riding trails and pathways that intertwine as they lead you toward Harrison Creek. Along your path, you cross over a small bridge leading you further into a wooded area until you enter a clearing with a 3000 square foot garage and workshop with heated office area and a full bathroom. The main 11 acres of the property is situated on a sandy hill. Hurricane Florence’s flood waters did not impact any of the structures on the property. The main dwelling is a meticulously maintained custom brick home. The home features its own driveway, fenced yard, gardening and lawn equipment shed, a beautifully maintained lawn and plenty of lush landscaping. Upon entering the home, you are welcomed into the main open living area that features a large tray ceiling and fireplace. To the right, you will find a chef-inspired kitchen featuring quartz countertops, stainless appliances, and a gas range! The kitchen area is loaded with extras-under cabinet lighting, under counter mounted mixer stand, and plenty of custom wood cabinetry. The master bedroom features a tray ceiling and a custom ”mantle” ready for a fireplace insert or additional dresser storage. The master bedroom also features a private en suite bathroom with custom vanity, extended soaking tub, and a walk-in tile shower. On the main level you will also find two additional bedrooms with extra adjoining spaces. So many other details explained in the official listing. Asking price $1,500,000.
This home is listed by Buddy Blake & Tyler Z Beverage, Waypost Realty
ON AN OCEAN FRONT HOME IN OAK ISLAND
3719 E Beach Drive , Oak Island, NC 28465
This three-bedroom oceanfront home offers bright, spacious setting perfect for regaining your piece your and recuperating from the stresses of daily life. Gorgeous updated flooring, well-equipped kitchen and well-appointed bedrooms provide comfortable spaces where your family and friends can hide away or spend hours enjoying the company of one another. Soak up the sunrays from the private upper level oceanfront balcony or the main level oceanfront deck. An evening gathered around the picnic table listening to the sounds of the rolling waves will have you coming back for more. The first floor has one king bed and a full bath. Upstairs has a full bath, a queen bed on the street side and a double queen in the oceanfront bedroom. In the spring of 2021 the upstairs was gutted to the subfloor with Advantech installed and Lifeproof sterling oak flooring installed. The roof was replaced in 2019. HVAC unit #1 replaced in 2016, HVAC unit #2 replaced in 2020. New Samsung dishwasher installed in 2021. Hardie Board exterior was installed in 2016. This home was built in 1982 and the original pin markers are still in the ground of the backyard abutting the new dune installed last year. Rental income for the prior 12 months was 55K. Current owner pays $3500 year flood and $3500 year wind/hail insurance. This home is being sold fully furnished. Asking price $899,000
This home is listed by Lisa Bacon Tomak, Art Skipper Realty Inc.
ON A FIVE BEDROOM HOME AND COMMERICAL STORE FRONT IN CAROLINA BEACH
800 Saint Joseph Street , Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Price Reduced by $20,000
This unique property located on Saint Joseph St consists of a 3700 square foot- two story single-family home (non-conforming grandfathered residential) with five bedrooms (one currently an office), two full bathrooms, two half bathrooms, two kitchens and two levels of decking as well. In addition the purchase also comes with a 2078 square foot detached accessory building (800 Saint Joseph) that was originally a church and most recently a gift store. The property is zoned Marina-1-Business and can be used in its current condition or several permissible uses in the land use plan of Carolina Beach attached to the listing under documents. The property may not be sub-divided, nor the home converted to a condo. The home was built in the 1900’s and reflects that with its expansive front porch, hard wood floors, and room designs. The second story ”interior apartment” was added in 2000 and does have an exterior private entrance in the back. It is located on a street off the main road in Carolina Beach and offers easy access to and from shopping, grocery stores and restaurants all within reach. Asking price $795,000
This home is listed by Ea Ruth, Broker/REALTOR ®, The Property Shop International Realty
UNIQUE HOME ICWW WATERFRONT HOME
535 E Seaview Road , Wilmington, NC 28409
This four bedroom, three bath home measures more than 2,100 square feet overlooks Masonboro Island on the southern end of New Hanover County. When you enter 535 Seaview it’s almost like you’ve escaped to Central America. The home uses efficient mini-splits heating and cooling which keep the open floor plan cool in the summer and toasty in the winter. The home features low maintenance tile flooring, updated kitchen with granite and gas stove, tile shower in master with a micro-kitchen and wet bar just off the owner’s suite. The expansive decks are ideal for entertaining or just enjoying the morning sunrise over Masonboro Island. Mature trees and little dock on the marsh is a plus. Home is currently leased until 6/30/2022. Asking price $799,000
This home is listed by Ed Wagenseller, The Ed Wagenseller Real Estate Group/Keller Williams Realty
ON A HISTORIC DOWNTOWN HOME
406 Orange Street , Wilmington, NC 28401
This four bedroom, three bath home was built in 1903. It measures 3,066 square feet and is known as the Gwaltney-Martin home. It offers all the charm of yesteryear has been painstakingly preserved while adding the modern conveniences of today. Updates include fresh interior paint (2021), recently painted exterior (2019), three year old roof, updated HVAC (2017-2021), updated kitchen with granite and an adjacent ”keeping room” perfect for entertaining. All formal areas, hardwood floors, and walk-up attic storage a plus. Reverse-osmosis system in kitchen conveys with the home. Need storage? The walk up attic storage has all the space you need for holiday decorations and other items that are easy to reach at a moments notice. As for the location, this is quiet yet convenient to historic downtown with terrific neighbors and a supportive community. Asking price $649,000
This home is listed by Ed Wagenseller, Ed Wagenseller Group Keller Williams Realty
ON A WATERFRONT PROPERTY WITH AN AMAZING LIVING ROOM
317 Stokes Drive , Sunset Beach, NC 28468
UPDATE: THIS HOME IS PENDING
Take a look at this circular, two story living room with a real stone, double sided fire place with exposed beam and vaulted ceilings, built in shelving and a stairway to the second level. This is a waterfront property with a boat dock and views of the Intracoastal Waterway and Sunset Beach. It offers three bedrooms, two baths, measures more than 3,000 square feet and is located on a corner lot with beautiful landscape including numerous large oak trees. The house has been completely remodeled since 2017. The master suite is located downstairs along with the second full bath. Two bedrooms with extra living space and a loft area are located on the second floor. All bedrooms upstairs have new individual ac units. The kitchen is complete w/tile counters and flooring. Relax in the tiled sunroom that is filled with natural light. Multiple balconies on the second level. This home is being sold “as is.” Asking price $530,000
This home is listed by Savanna Tedder, First Choice Pro Realty
ON A HOME ON THE ICW IN SUPPLY
2533 Gator Lane SW , Supply, NC 28462
This is a rare find on the ICW. This four bedroom, three and a half bath home is located on a double lot with a detached garage with carport! This home also has an additional room to use as a home office or whatever you choose. The master suite is on the main level with a walk-in closet and master bath. Also on the main level is an eat in kitchen, formal dining room, laundry room, half bath, and living area overlooking the screened porch and back yard with beautiful views of the ICW. From the large screened porch you can relax and enjoy watching the boats go by. Upstairs you’ll find three bedrooms plus an additional room, currently being used as a bedroom. There’s a private bath in one of the upstairs bedrooms. The balcony can be accessed from two of the bedrooms and also from the exterior stairs. From the balcony you can see Holden Beach and a small view of the ocean. There’s also a community dock available for use with membership. Asking price $509,900.
This home is listed by Mike & Nancy Burton, Coastal ERA
ON A TINY HOME NEAR THE ICW
3880 Palm Street SE , Bolivia, NC 28422
This 1,064 square foot home is closed to the ICW and the Lockwood Folly River! Less than 20 minutes from downtown Wilmington, but it feels like an escape from the world. It is also located near several public boat access ramps! The uniqueness will remind you of cozy beach front cottage. With a bedroom located on the main floor and additional rooms and bathroom on the second this home offers room for both you and guests. The spacious bedroom on the right side of the second story offers a large viewing window and balcony that overlooks the oak trees canopying the front yard. Asking price $280,000.
This home is listed by Tia Sellers, Fathom Realty NC, LLC
ON THE MOST EXPENSIVE HOME IN PENDER COUNTY
1399 Racoon Hollow Road , Atkinson, NC 28421
For the record there is a property for sale in Topsail Beach that is more expensive then home pictured above, but that listing is for a lot and a custom built home that at the moment does not exist. Therefore, the most expensive home that is actually standing in Pender County is this southern estate. The home is situated on 175 acres and located just 22 miles from Downtown Wilmington. The official listing is promoting this as an ideal setting for destination for weddings, special events, AirBnB accommodations, an equestrian center, camping, or hunting club. The main residence was built in 2004 with five bedrooms, five full baths, three half baths, a three car garage; an additional a 2280 square foot residence with five bedrooms and two baths, plus an 800 square foot renovated two bedroom, two bath guest cottage, and a peaceful, rustic cabin quietly centered in the middle of the woods with babbling creek. Additional structures open the door for even more possibilities with a 3000 square foot – 10 stall barn, paddock, riding arena, acres of fenced pastures, a regulation baseball field, tennis courts, a 60 x 30 pool, bathhouse, an enclosed picnic pavilion with full kitchen, a 1 acre lake with an island, bridge and gazebo, a garden area with greenhouse, a four hole-3 par golf course, marked trails for hiking or riding, a workshop, a 1100 sq ft game room, six additional buildings with 7000+ sq feet, and abundant wildlife for fishing or hunting. Asking price $3,000,o00
This home is listed by Denise Dakoulis, Sky’s the Limit Realty
ON A WHISKEY CREEK HOME
119 Trails End Road , Wilmington, NC 28409
UPDATE: THIS HOME IS PENDING
This is the first that this custom built four bedroom, three bath home has ever been on the market. Since 1978 it has been occupied by just one family. It is situated on 1 acre of land amid the majestic oak trees and other mature landscape with private access to the coastline of southeastern NC. This property comes complete with a private dock spanning approximately 60ft from the shoreline with a floating dock 42ft in length and 8ft wide. The dock also features your very own 10,000 pound boat lift. For launch and retrieval, the Trails End boat ramp is conveniently located at the end of Trails End Rd beside the Masonboro Yacht Club and Marina. If you prefer to store watercraft on your homesite, there is no HOA here. The dock is privately shared with the neighboring property at 127 Trails End through deeded transferrable agreement. The home has many features including six rear sliders providing cascading views of Whiskey Creek. Full length Trex decking across the entire back of the home which has been recently painted and has also seen a recent roof replacement. There are also two detached buildings that sit along the West side of the property, the larger of the two buildings is a wired workshop with water, air compressor, and mini split Heat and Air Unit. This building also has an extension with roll up metal door perfect for your riding vehicle or storage of recreational water items. Asking price $925,000
This home is listed by Chris Luther Team, EXP Realty
On a Modern Downtown Townhome
317 Bladen Street , Wilmington, NC 28401
This unique home is in the Bladen Street Townhome community. Located in the popular Brooklyn Arts District it is walkable to shops, restaurants, bakeries, breweries, Wilson Center music venues, Convention Center, the new Water Front Park, Downtown River Walk and so much more. The home has a modern flair unique to Wilmington. This Three bedroom, 2,900+ sq. ft. home has an open design drenched with natural sunlight. Polished concrete, Italian glazed tile and European oil rubbed hardwoods are found throughout. Features include a 10 foot ceilings, large scale entryways, four level open stair cases, a private elevator, two-car private garage, and a private roof top deck to enjoy a view of the city. The ground level has an open foyer that enables access to the guest room, office or studio accompanied with its own private entrance, closet and full bath. The second level opens to a spacious living, dining and kitchen area with thoughtful details, such as a gas-electric fueled fireplace, large pantry and a step-out private balcony. On the third level is the master bedroom with a well-appointed full area shower, double vanity, private water closet and soothing soaking tub. You will also find the second master suite that enjoys access to the laundry room and linen closets. And finally, the fourth level that opens up to a view of the city. This area can serve as an entertaining area, home office or guest area. Open the triple side glass door and you can walk right out to your private roof top deck. This level has it own private full bath, beverage area, gas-line provided for outdoor kitchen setup, storage area and panoramic views of Wilmington. Asking price $789,000
This home is listed by Jeffrey Hovis & Stephanie Heller, Intracoastal Realty Corporation
ON THE LARGEST HOME FOR SALE IN LANDFALL
616 Inverary Way , Wilmington, NC 28405
UPDATE: THIS HOME IS PENDING
Measuring 10,275 square feet this estate is currently the second largest home for sale in the tri-county area. It is located in the Highlands section of Landfall and offers five bedrooms, six and a half baths and seven thousand square feet of decks. Captivating views from all sides of the home including an over 10-acre lake and 42-foot elegant swimming pool. The porches overlook expansive views of the 5th and 7th holes of the Nicklas golf course. Features include a movie room, two gourmet kitchens, formal library or spacious paneled office. There are four levels to this home with the top floor offering a 1005 square foot bonus room. Asking price $3,250,000.
This home is listed by David Benford, Landmark Sotheby’s International Realty
THE HOME FROM THE MOVIE “TAMMY”
1805 Nun Street , Wilmington, NC 28403
UPDATE: THIS HOME IS PENDING
In a neighborhood with prices, and the conditions of houses, are all over the map, this three bedroom, two bath bungalow in Carolina Place is unique because it blends the beauty of history with today’s modern convivences. Features include a large wrap around porch, a double lot with a fenced backyard, metal roof, and large rooms. It also features high ceilings and plenty of closet space (both things that are not typically found in a home of this age. )This home has been freshly painted, had electrical updates, plumbing updates, hardwood floors refinished, bathrooms and kitchen updated, and a number of things fixed to make it move in ready. The master bedroom is large with double closets, and a sitting room currently used as an office. Laundry room has upper cabinets, and a pantry. This home has been in the the film ”Tammy”A 2014 feature starring Melissa McCarthy, Kathy Bates and Susan Sarandon. Most of the homes that are selling in Carolina Place and Ardmore are almost half the size of this one, which measures 2,300 square feet. The home can be sold fully furnished, lease optioned or rented for four to ten months. Asking price $550,000.
This home is listed by Stephanie Smith, Select Premium Properties Inc.
ON A NEW CONSTRUCTION IN CAROLINA BEACH
1207 Snapper Lane 1, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
UPDATE: THIS HOME IS PENDING
It’s not everyday when modern style and beach living mix, but that is exactly what is proposed in this new construction townhouse in Carolina Beach. This 2560 sqft. townhome will feature 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths with an elevator to take you up and down the property’s different levels. The home starts with a two-car garage on the ground level with plenty of space leading out to a covered patio. The first floor has two bedrooms and a laundry room. The second floor has two bedrooms, including the master bedroom which has its own private covered balcony, walk in closet and bathroom. One more floor up is the entertainment level of the house which has the living room, kitchen, and dining room all on an open concept with access to another balcony. From that balcony you can take the outdoor stairs up to your rooftop deck that features views of the ocean. This home is going to be located just two blocks away from the ocean and tiki bar! Asking price $819,900.
This home is listed by Nilesh Jethwa, Nest Realty
ON A PRIVATE OASIS IN FOREST SOUND
1542 Corcus Ferry Road , Hampstead, NC 28443
UPDATE: THIS HOME IS PENDING WITH SHOWINGS
This three bedroom, three bath, 2,710 square foot home is located on nearly two acres in Hampstead. The home offers deep water access by way of a community boat ramp. Features include a three way fireplace, a game room above the detached two car garage with furniture, a bar, and grand pool table that is all part of the sale! This custom built home has tile flooring from Italy, new LVP flooring, new carpets in all the bedrooms, new paint, and a covered decks. Additional bonus features include a dehumidified crawl space and an efficient dual HVAC system. HOA Dues are only $502 per year! Asking price $659,900.
This home is Elisa Roels, Dylan Jackson, Cape Fear Realty Group, LLC
ON A LUXURY HOME IN NEW HANOVER COUNTY
7319 Carolina Beach Rd. Wilmington
UPDATE: THIS HOME IS PENDING
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: $6,999,000
This property is listed by Nick Phillips, Landmark Sotheby’s International Realty