As our partnership with Luxury Portfolio allows, Intracoastal Realty’s listings are often featured on LuxuryPortfolio.com. 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 three outstanding local custom waterway homes with you.
Sprawling and private waterfront estate in the historic Masonboro Sound area offers an exquisite blend of raw natural beauty and refined elegance. The 7.8 acre property overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway, Masonboro Island and the Atlantic Ocean in the distance. Ancient live oaks, pine groves, and marshes-home to egrets, osprey, ibises- are balanced by the formal boxwood garden, stately swimming pool, paisley Camellia garden and putting green.
Anchoring the property is the spacious 6,400 square foot main house which was designed by architect Michael Kersting and built by Lee Cowper for the current owner in 2000. Spacious, high-style, and meticulously detailed, the four bedroom, 5.5 bath brick house is a marriage of modern luxury and classic design.
Central to the stunning composition of the home is the three story octagonal gallery which is open from the main floor to the third floor cupola. It is an architectural detail that functions beautifully as counterpoint to the perfect order of the home’s symmetrical layout. In addition to the formal living and dining rooms, the main level of the home includes multiple gallery spaces with custom lighting to showcase artwork, a conservatory area, and an aristocratic study clad in reclaimed wormy chestnut wood.
With both function and fashion in mind, the chef’s kitchen is equipped with a Viking gas range, warming drawer; Sub-Zero refrigerator; Thermador oven, and Fisher Paykel dish drawers. The kitchen is open to the Carolina gathering room which features a fireplace and wet bar. Both the living room and Carolina room open onto the deep verandah- an ideal space for outdoor entertaining.
In contrast to the first floor, the second floor is a more private space. The twin master suites both have fireplaces and open onto the verandah that provides exceptional views of the Masonboro Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. All rooms on the second floor have large private baths, 10′ ceilings, custom woodwork and 100% wool carpeting. The third floor is a unique gallery space with a spiraling staircase that leads to the cupola and its breathtaking 360 degree views.
PROPERTY FEATURES INCLUDE: 12′ ceilings, hardwood floors with inlaid borders, exquisite woodwork, 3 fireplaces, custom lighting and fixtures and recessed speakers all connected to a central sound system, pier with boat lift and room for floating docks, hidden paths and gardens, whole house generator, weather shield windows and doors, hurricane shutters, Brazilian mahogany decking on double verandahs, elevator which services three floors, custom solid cherry cabinets throughout the home, digital business phone system, Lutron wireless lights package, security system, irrigation system and copper roof
BUILT IN: 2000
APPROXIMATE SQUARE FEET: 6,470 ft.
LOT ACRES: 7.8
Surrounded by centuries old trees, this beautiful Charleston-style home is located along the prestigious Airlie Road with views of the ICWW and adjacent marinas. Built in 2005/2006, it has over 5000 square feet of living space with an additional 750 square feet in a separate guest suite complete with full bathroom located above the two-car garage. It offers a great outdoor entertaining space with a built in grill and fireplace and an in ground pool complete with a waterfall and covered porch. The outdoor shower and half bath located inside the garage finish out this fantastic backyard hotspot. Inside the home, you will find unparalleled details such as extensive moldings, beautiful hardwoods and luxurious baths adjacent to each bedroom. For the buyer looking for elegant living close to the water, this home can’t be missed! Boat slip located directly across the street is available for purchase.
PROPERTY FEATURES INCLUDE: 4 fireplace(s), garage, electric, forced air heat, balcony, basketball goal, outdoor fireplace, patio, porch, shades, wet bar, in-ground pool
BUILT IN: 2005
APPROXIMATE SQUARE FEET: 5,250 ft.
LOT ACRES: 0.4800
Overlooking the pristine headwaters of tidal Howe Creek, this Mediterranean style executive residence features six bedrooms, six full baths and two half baths. The impressive attention to detail resonates throughout; from the tiled roof to the large palladium windows and gentle arches to the Italian travertine flooring and granite counters this home speaks of elegance and quality. The large first floor master offers nearby his and her studies, while the curved foyer stair, vaulted living room and spacious dining room provide ample room for entertaining.
Set amid 1.7 acres of fenced grounds, the house is oriented around a large raised terrace, covered porch and pool. A separate in-law suite over the three-car garage, a walk-in third floor attic and a wine cellar are just a few of the many features found in 2017 Balmoral. Located in Landfall’s exclusive Highlands neighborhood, this 8,400 square foot masterpiece represents one of Wilmington’s finest executive homes.
PROPERTY FEATURES INCLUDE: 2 fireplace(s), security system, security patrol, three attached garage spaces, central cooling, electric heating system, irrigation system, on golf course
BUILT IN: 1995
APPROXIMATE SQUARE FEET: 8,437 ft.
LOT ACRES: 1.72