Luxury Portfolio Spotlight: Local Custom Waterway Home, Austin Masterpiece and an “Over the Top” property in Englewood

As our partnership with Luxury Portfolio allows, Intracoastal Realty’s listings are often featured on We often peruse the other listings around the world and become enamored with the many features, outdoor spaces, and interior design and decor of these lavish properties. This week, we have opted to share a local custom waterway home and few more of our favorites with you.
 Local Custom Waterway Home

Here’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a spectacular, custom Intracoastal Waterway-front home in the Porters Neck area of Wilmington. This stunning home was designed by Synthesis Architects and built by Keith Andrews.

Completed in 2003, it features a spacious custom interior, a four-car garage with an additional RV/Boat bay, an in-ground swimming pool, and a dock with room for two large boats and/or boatlifts on the ICWW. An 800 square foot partially-covered terrace and 380 square foot deck overlook the in-ground pool and Intracoastal Waterway and are accessible from the master suite. Some of the many custom features of the home include granite countertops, custom cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances, Waterford crystal chandeliers and wall sconces, hardwood flooring, a dumbwaiter servicing two floors, a sealed crawlspace, security system, hurricane shutters, and a whole-house generator.

Upstairs, there is a living area with wet bar and fireplace along with two bedrooms, a very large bonus room, and a designated space for a grand piano. Two walk-in attic spaces provide ample room for storage. Optional amenities include championship golf, swimming pools, fitness center, lighted tennis courts and a luxurious clubhouse at nearby Porters Neck Country Club or the prestigious Eagle Point Country Club (Private). This home is also located within a growth area of New Hanover County with low property taxes, great shopping nearby and easy access to the I-140 and I-40 corridor.

PROPERTY FEATURES INCLUDE: Waterfront, 2 Fireplace(s), Security System, Deeded Water Rights, Intercom/Music System, four attached garage spaces, six driveway parking spaces, central cooling, heat pump, electric forced air heating, irrigation system, thermal doors and windows

INTERIOR FEATURES INCLUDE: first floor master, 9-foot+ ceilings, ceiling – trey, ceiling fan(s), gas logs, mud room, pantry, skylights, smoke detectors, walk-in shower, walk-in closet, wet bar, whirlpool, washer/dryer

VIEWS INCLUDE: Water, Sunrise




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Sophisticated Austin Masterpiece Beautifully Sited

Your very own Paradise, in arguably the most desirable neighborhood in Austin! This masterpiece was designed by MF Architecture and brought to life by Brodie Builders. Nearly 5,000 sophisticated square feet, gorgeous floor to ceiling Fleetwood sliding doors and windows, and stunning views. Enjoy the infinity edge pool of your dreams, five bedrooms, five and one half baths, two elegant living rooms, a three-car garage and luxury finishes throughout. Located in Eanes ISD!


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Incredible Property in Englewood

Words do not adequately describe the spender of this incredible property. Amazing entertainment options in a resort setting. Although grand in scale it is also a home for family and friends to comfortably share life and love. Finishes and quality are “OVER THE TOP.” Grounds and gardens are nothing less than phenomenal. Two bedroom, four bathroom guest cottage.

BUILT IN: 2008



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September Area Events

September 2016 Area Events

9/1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11: City of Angels – Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts

9/2: Monkey Junction Summer Concert Series – 5613 Carolina Beach Road

9/2 & 9: 2016 Ocean Isle Beach Free Concert Series – Museum of the Coastal Carolinas

9/2: First Friday Gallery Walk – Downtown Southport

9/2 & 16: Airlie Garden Concert Series– Airlie Gardens

9/2: Fireworks by the Sea & Boardwalk Blast – Boardwalk at the Gazebo, Carolina Beach

9/2 & 9: 2016 Ocean Isle Beach Free Concert Series – Museum of the Coastal Carolinas

9/3: Historical Southport Bicycle Tours – North Carolina Maritime Museum

9/3: Go! Jump in the Lake 5K, 10K, and Fun Run –Spring Lake Park, Boiling Spring Lakes

9/4: Free Movies at the Lake – Carolina Beach Lake Park

9/4, 18: Boogie in the Park Series  – Ocean Front Park, Kure Beach

9/4: Holden Beach Free Sunday Concerts Series – Pavilion at the end of Jordan Blvd.

9/7, 11 & 24: Wilmington Hammerheads – Legion Stadium

9/8:  Jazz at the Mansion – A Concert Series – Bellamy Mansion

9/8: “Weird AL” Yankovic: The Return of the Mandatory World Tour – CFCC Wilson Center

9/8 – 11: Cirque Italia – Wilmington International Airport

9/9 – 11: Fisherman’s Post Carolina Beach Inshore Challenge – Inlet Watch Marina

9/9 – 11: Wilmington Boat Show – Wilmington Convention Center, Port City Marina, PIER 33 and Battleship NC

9/10: Pier-2-Pier Open Water Swim Race – Johnnie Mercer’s Pier at Wrightsville Beach

9/10: Run Holden Beach – Jordan Blvd., Holden Beach

9/15-18: North Carolina Black Film Festival – Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center

9/16: Howl at the Moon – East Beach Access 39, Bald Head Island

9/16: Tanya Tucker in Concert – CFCC Wilson Center

9/16 – 17: 4th Annual Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta and Festival – Carolina Beach

9/17: Brunswick County Intercultural Festival – Odell Williamson Auditorium Lawn

9/17: Liberty Live, Constitution Day Celebration – Amphitheater at Greenfield Lake Park

9/17: August Oakdale Summer Flashlight Tour – Oakdale Cemetery

9/17: Wilmington Symphony: Four Centuries of Orchestra Music – CFCC Wilson Center

9/17-18: NC Shell Show – Cape Fear Museum of History & Science

9/17: YMCA Sprint 2016 Triathlon – Wrightsville Beach

9/17: Purple Feet Festival – Silver Coast Winery, Ocean Isle Beach

9/17 – 18: North Carolina Rice Festival – Brunswick Riverwalk, Belville

9/19, 20 & 22: Fire on the Dock Competition Dining Series – Bluewater Waterfront Grill, Wrightsville Beach

9/22: Tapestry: Tribute to Carole King – Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts

9/23: Fourth Friday Gallery Walk – Downtown Wilmington

9/23: Nikoleta Rallis in Concert – Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts

9/24: Aaron Neville in Concert – CFCC Wilson Center

9/24: Wilmington Fall Wine & Beer Walk – Downtown Wilmington

9/24: Battleship Alive! Living History Event – USS NORTH CAROLINA

9/24: Southport Wooden Boat Show – Old Yacht Basin , Southport

9/24: 4th Annual Pleasure Island Day of Hope “Toes in the Sand” Walk – Carolina Beach Boardwalk

9/29 & 30: Rock of Ages – Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts

9/29: U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament – Southport Marina

9/30: Sounds of the 70’s – CFCC Wilson Center

9/30 – 10/2: Art in the Arboretum – New Hanover County Arboretum

9/30 – 10/1: Carolina Surf Film Festival – Hugh Morton Amphitheater at Greenfield Lake Park

Featured Recipe – Late Summer Corn Chowder

What You’ll Need

  • 8 ears fresh sweet yellow corn, husked and silks removed and kernels cut from cob
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 5 slices bacon, cut into 1/4 to 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 lb Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 – 3 Tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, for serving (optional)


  1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and bacon and cook, stirring frequently, until onion has softened and just starting to brown around edges, about 8 – 10 minutes.
  2. Add in the flour and garlic and cook 1 1/2 minutes. While whisking, slowly pour in 5 cups water. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly, then stir in corn kernels and potatoes.
  3. Add in thyme and bay leaf and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a light boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and allow to simmer, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.
  4. Remove bay leave then transfer 2 1/2 cups of the chowder to a blender and blend until smooth. Stir the mixture back into the pot then stir in half and half and honey.
  5. Sprinkle each serving with chives and optional cheddar. Enjoy!

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