Category Archives: Figure Eight Island

Grand Houses of the Wilmington Area

Seeing this article on the grand houses and mansions around the world got me thinking about some of our area’s grand houses so I did a quick search in our multiple listing service for homes that were over 5,000 square feet and were either on the market currently, under contract, or had been sold within the last year.  The list was quite extensive at 170+.  I’ve decided to share the five most expensive homes with you:

#5 – 5This Wrightsville Beach cottage is listed for $4,200,000 and was obviously planned to enjoy with friends and family. Situated on an 1/2 acre (not common for the beach community) it offers extensive parking, as well as multiple boatslips and lifts. Over 6500 heated square feet (along with open living space) features 10 bedrooms, 7 full baths and 2 half baths.

#4

4Located on Figure Eight Island, a private island suitable for the likes of Al Gore, Andy Griffith and many other well known people is this home listed for $4,300,000.  Ocean Front, it features 6500 square feet including 6 bedrooms and 7.5 baths.

#33Also located on Figure Eight Island is this humble abode listed for $4,495,000. Ocean Front, it also offers amazing views of the sound. Over 9,000 heated square feet and an abundance of porches ensure easy entertaining.

#2

2Located on the peninsula of Figure Eight Island is the second most currently listed home in our area at $5,450,000.  Along with the acre of land the home is situated on, the buyer of this grand home will delight in over 6500 square feet.

#1

1Listed at $6,000,000 is this estate also located on Figure Eight Island.  Situated on over 7 acres, the home offers 9,000 heated square feet of living space. The buyer will also enjoy the expansive pool and deck area overlooking panoramic views of the ocean!

As mentioned above, these five homes are just a snap shot of the grand houses in the Wilmington area.  Feel free to contact me for any listings ranging from under $100,000 on up to this $6,000,000 gem! Whatever your budget, we’ll find the home that is right for you!

Wilmington NC Real Estate, 2010 North Carolina Shell Show

 

Members of the North Carolina Shell Club and shell enthusiasts from up and down the east coast will present exhibits for viewing and judging in more than 20 categories.  Nationally recognized awards, including the Conchologists of America Trophy, will be presented.  One Museum gallery will display Shell Show exhibits; another will be filled with shell vendors. The show will be held at the Cape Fear Museum at 814 Market Street in Wilmington on Saturday and Sunday.  To learn more about this event or Wilmington area real estate contact me at 910-431-9395 or visit my website at www.livingbythecoast.com.

Wilmington NC Real Estate, 1913 Atlantic Drive

   

This is an incredible home located off of Middle Sound Loop Road with incredible views of the Intracoastal Waterway.  This is such a stunning property with unique features including a 6.93 acre deeded nature preserve surrounding each side of the home.  The home has over 2200 square feet of terraced decks and balconies that look out on Figure Eight Island and the ICWW.   This is a magnificent setting that you will never want to leave.  To learn more about this spectacular property contact me at 910-431-9395 or visit my website at www.livingbythecoast.com.

Wilmington NC Real Estate, 310 Beach Road North, Figure Eight Island

310 Beach Road North

This incredible showcase home is set on one of the most premier locations on the east coast, oceanfront on Figure Eight Island, a beautiful and exclusive private retreat.  The panoramic view of the ocean from the beachfront deck is unparalleled, and the front decks have unobstructed views of the endless marsh leading to the Intracoastal Waterway.

When the owners of 310 Beach Road North decided to build a beach house on Figure Eight Island, they wanted it to feel like a beach house – a classic beach house.  You won’t find plush carpeting or ornate fixtures.  The floors and walls are gorgeous hardwood, the feel is casual, and the focus is on enjoying the outdoors and maximizing the views.

The initial plans for the house did not include wrap around decks, but the homeowners changed the plans to provide more emphasis to the outdoors.  You will likely note that all three upstairs bedrooms have access to decks and also have their own private bath.

One of the most striking things about the kitchen is the 50’s style vintage refrigerator.  It looks old but is new, and adds to the nostalgic feel of the home.  The kitchen was decorated using the refrigerator as the basis.

The wooden floors have also generated a lot of discussion.  The wood is from Cape Fear Riverwood, reclaimed heart of pine dredged out of the Cape Fear River.

There are two master bedrooms, upstairs and downstairs.  Each bathroom is unique, and the upstairs master bath was modeled after a hotel in Paris.

There has recently been a room added to the bottom floor, in the middle of the carport.  The bottom floor is heated, has recently been tiled and a bathroom has been added, but due to flood rules it is not included as living space square footage.  It could serve as a playroom or storage.

To learn more about this oceanfront, Figure Eight Island home or Wilmington Real Estate contact me at 910-431-9395 or visit my website at www.livingbythecoast.com.

310 Beach Road North 310 Beach Road North

Wilmington Weekend Events

There are a lot of festivals and outdoor activities going on in the Wilmington area this weekend so enjoy!  Here is the line up:

  • CAPE FEAR RED TROUT CELEBRITY CLASSIC, Thursday through Saturday at the Figure Eight Island Yacht Club.
  • POPLAR GROVE HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL, Friday through Sunday at Poplar Grove Plantation located on Hwy. 17 North at Scotts Hill.
  • WILMINGTON FALL FESTIVAL, through October 31st in Downtown Wilmington.
  • OKTOBERFEST, Friday & Saturday at Independence Mall.  Benefit for Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity will include music, food, drink and dance.
  • TOBY TYLER-10 WEEKS IN THE CIRCUS, Friday through Sunday at Thalian Hall.
  • FUN FALL FESTIVAL AT THE FIT FOR FUN CENTER, Saturday, 9am at the Fit For Fun Center in Wilmington.
  • FALL COIN SHOW, Saturday and Sunday at the American Legion Post 10 in Wilmington.
  • SUMMER NEVER ENDS CELEBRATION, Saturday, 10am at the Boardwalk Gazebo in Carolina Beach.  Arts & Crafts, fireworks, live music, pony rides, dance demos and more.
  • LIGHTHOUSE INTERNATIONAL BEER FESTIVAL, Saturday at Hugh MacRae Park, 12:00pm.
  • THE VIENNA BOY’S CHOIR, Saturday, 8pm at UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium.

Don’t forget to look at Wilmington Area Real Estate!  There are a lot of great buys out there.  To learn more about any of these weekend events or Wilmington Real Estate contact me at 910-431-9395 or visit my website at www.livingbythecoast.com.

Wilmington NC Real Estate, Open House 697 Arjean Drive

697 Arjean

I will be hosting an Open House on Sunday, April 6th from 1-4pm at this fantastic home in the water access community of Arjean By The Sound.  This home is 3997 square feet, 4BR/4.5BA and a one acre lot.  Arjean By The Sound is located in the Porters Neck area of Wilmington on the way to Figure Eight Island.  It is very convenient to I-140, I-40, Wrightsville Beach plus many shopping and dining options.  To learn more about 697 Arjean By The Sound or any Wilmington Real Estate contact me at 910-431-9395. 

Wilmington NC Real Estate, Laurel Lea

I was showing property the other day and we looked at Laurel Lea which is a neighborhood in the Porters Neck area that is always in demand.  Laurel Lea is located off of Edgewater Club Road which is near Porters Neck and Figure 8 Island.  It is very much a family oriented neighborhood that has a large stocked lake, a gazebo, boat storage, a community garden, pool and loads of kids.  It is a small, quaint neighborhood that has craftsman or cottage style homes.  To learn more about Laurel Lea or any other Wilmington Real Estate contact me at 910-431-9395.