Intracoastal Realty Listing Selected as Finalist in HGTV Ultimate House Hunt 2019

A listing represented by Lynne Galloway with The Mitchell-Lewis Group of Intracoastal Realty has been selected as a finalist in the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt 2019. The Ultimate House Hunt is a month-long online promotion held each year on, featuring extraordinary homes for sale in eight categories: Amazing Kitchens, Big City Digs, Countryside Retreats, Curb Appeal, Homes with a History, Modern Masterpieces, Outdoor Escapes and Waterfront Homes.

All featured homes are represented by members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International®. This is the eighth consecutive year HGTV has aligned exclusively with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® for the popular awards, which run from June 12 through July 17. Last year’s promotion was the most popular in the award’s history.

The Intracoastal Realty listing was selected by HGTV’s editors as a finalist in the Waterfront Homes category.

The home is located on Banks Channel in Wrightsville Beach.  From the eco-friendly features like on-demand hot water heater and solar panels to the A-series windows and doors, Mukulungu tropical hardwood decking, multiple storage areas, and open living area of the exterior to the refined finishes of the interior featuring Wolfe and Miele appliances, Hansgrohe plumbing fixtures, Haiku fans, tongue-and-groove poplar walls w/vaulted poplar ceilings, and custom walk-in closets, this home checks every imaginable design or function box.

“As an affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Intracoastal Realty is often presented with incredible marketing opportunites,” said Lake Slacum, Intracoastal Realty’s Vice President of Marketing.  “We are excited for the sellers of this wonderful property, and for the national exposure that the listing – and our region – will receive as a result of this promotion.”

Consumers have the opportunity to tour the 92 homes selected as finalists by viewing photo galleries on and can then cast a vote for their favorite properties. A winner will be chosen in each category based on the highest number of votes received, and an overall favorite will be awarded for the listing receiving the most votes.

The winning homes will receive editorial exposure on, as well as the prestige of being selected as fan favorites. Additional properties will be featured in the Global Homes gallery, boasting homes from ten different countries or territories around the world.

To view all homes and cast your vote, visit:

Featured Listing Friday: 6422 Westport Drive

Join us for a tour of this week’s Featured Listing Friday located at 6422 Westport Drive in Wilmington, NC listed by Vance Young.

Located in Wilmington’s prestigious Shandy neighborhood off Greenville Loop, this low country inspired residence is perfectly sited under stately oaks with intracoastal waterway views and a 30′ boat slip. Over 6200 square feet of quality appointments, elegant moldings and hardwood floors provide a comfortable family home for entertaining and casual day to day living. Six bedrooms compliment the large living areas and fabulous outdoor living areas including a screened porch sure to be the envy of the neighborhood.

Featured Listing Friday: 2615 N Lumina Avenue

Is a quiet waterfront setting with panoramic views of the marsh, sound, inlet and ocean what brings you peace? Then join us for a tour of 2615 N Lumina Avenue in Wrightsville Beach, NC for this week’s Featured Listing Friday from Michelle Clark.

As the last home on the north end of Wrightsville you can watch birds of all kinds all day from one of your many porches. Expansive views offer so much privacy, yet you’re only steps away from cooling off in the ocean. Many windows offer excellent natural light & water views from every room. Wet bar & wine refrigerator off the kitchen & near the upper porch are ideal for entertaining family & friends inside or out. Another gathering space w/wet bar on the bedroom level is perfect if you need extra space for guests or kids to spend time. Generous sized rooms & private baths for each bedroom allow everyone to be comfortable. Property features 5 beds, 5.5 baths, nearly 4000 sf, central vac, outdoor shower, cedar shake exterior, elevator, hardwoods, stainless appliances, laundry room & 2 car garage. Great primary residence, 2nd home, or rental property. Sold furnished, with few exceptions.

Featured Listing Friday: 7 Sounds Point Road

This week’s Featured Listing Friday takes us to 7 Sounds Point Road on the private Figure Eight Island in Wilmington, NC.  Listed by Cindy Southerland, this is an extraordinary home in a prime location.  Take the tour below.

Extraordinary waterfront home on Figure Eight Island. Designed by BMS Architects and custom built in 2002 with every attention to detail. See and hear the ocean and enjoy gorgeous sunsets and endless views. 7500 sq ft boasts gourmet kitchen, custom cabinetry, inlaid flooring and exquisite mouldings throughout. 5 bedrooms, with full baths. Elevator to all floors. Water views from every room. Tiled ground level features generous storage with entertainment area, extensive views of water and private dock. 3200 sq ft of decks for outdoor entertaining, 140 ft sound frontage. Bulkheaded with pier, floating dock and electric boat lift. Entire house generator. Professionally landscaped yard with elegant evening lighting. Unique opportunity for island living at its finest. Furniture negotiable. Yacht Club Warrant included.

Featured Listing Friday: 913 Twisted Oak Place

This week’s Featured Listing Friday takes us to 913 Twisted Oak Place behind the prestigious gates of Landfall in Wilmington, NC.  Listed by Vance Young, this home is a must see!

Prepare to be pampered in the lap of luxury in this brick residence located on a quiet cul-de-sac overlooking Landfall’s Nicklaus Ocean Course #5 and Howe Creek. No expense has been spared or detail overlooked! High ceilings, incredible moldings, beautiful hardwood and porcelain floors, granite kitchen and cherry cabinets are just a few of the many amenities to be found in this custom design. A huge blue stone terrace and screen porch provide the perfect spot for entertaining or just taking in the panoramic views.

Featured Listing Friday: 2260 Bel Arbor

This week’s Featured Listing Friday takes us to 2260 Bel Arbor in one of Wilmington’s premier neighborhoods.  Listed by Keith Beatty, this 5 bedroom, 5 bath home is one you’ll want to see before it’s too late!

Phenomenal opportunity to live in one of Wilmington’s premier areas! Extremely private street with 2 cul-de-sacs, Wrightsville Beach School District and quality construction with that desirable southern traditional feel! Walk or bike to local dining, shopping, grocery and the Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge. Boasting 5 bedrooms plus a play room, loft, den and a wet bar this home has it all! Enjoy two covered front porches and a professional landscape yard. Other great features include 3 HVAC systems, whole house generator, security system and all the fine finishes you would expect! For functionality, this home has ample storage space including walk-in storage, 3 full baths and 2 half baths and a butler’s pantry! Come see it today before it’s too late!

Featured Listing Friday: 462 Causeway Drive

Looking to relax on a spacious deck with breathtaking sunset views this summer?  This week’s Featured Listing Friday located at 462 Causeway Drive in Wrightsville Beach just may be what you’re looking for. This location provides a great spot for swimming, kayaking, and paddle boarding in the safety of the No Wake Zone and gives you a front row view to the annual Holiday Flotilla.  Listed by Bobby Brandon andRainey Wallace, this home’s backyard includes garden space and covered patio with tons of storage for boat accessories and toys.  Join us for a tour.

Q:  What distinctive features set this home apart?

A:  Southern exposure on Wrightsville Beach provides amazing coastal breezes and unobstructed panoramic views of Motts Channel and beyond!  Features 30×21 Master bedroom with incredible views and private deck and two 24’ Boat Slips

Q:  Can you describe the architectural style of the home?

A:  This custom beach house was designed so water views could be seen from every room on the south side, and marsh views from each room on the north side.

Q:  What are the advantages of the location and neighborhood?

A:  Located in a No Wake Zone, this is a perfect place for swimming, kayaking, and paddle boarding right in front of the house.  Enjoy breathtaking sunset views and a front row seat for the Annual Holiday Flotilla in the comfort of your own home!  No HOA!

Q:  Does the community have any amenities we should know about? 

A:  The Shore Acres neighborhood is right across the street from The Loop and Wrightsville Beach Park.  It is a very short distance from The Landing Office and Shopping Center, plus easy boat access to popular fishing destinations and waterfront bars and restaurants.

Q:  What makes the price of this home so great? 

A:  Priceless View!  This is the lowest priced freestanding, sound front home with boat slips for sale on Wrightsville Beach.  (As per WRAR MLS on 3/27/14.)

Q:  Can you tell us a fun fact about this home?

A:  Prior to its construction in 1986, the seller designed the floor plan of the house herself!

Featured Listing Friday: 153 Edgewater Lane

This week’s Featured Listing Friday takes us to a gracious Southern Colonial home with a charming history dating to the 1800s perched on a high 1 acre lot overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and Wrightsville Beach.  Located at 153 Edgewater Lane, this listing from Cindy Southerland features 5466 heated square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 1 half bath with a chef’s kitchen and an eat-in breakfast area, English pub bar, and much, much more. This Impeccably maintained home with fine gardens has been featured on the NC Azalea Festival Garden Tour. Children and adults alike will marvel at the tree house built among one of many majestic oaks.

Q: What distinctive features set this home apart?

A: Gracious Southern porches, 12 foot ceilings Colonial molding, 6 fireplaces, moss covered Live Oaks

Q: Can you describe the architectural style of the home?

A: Southern Plantation

Q: What are the advantages of the location and neighborhood?

A: Quiet setting with majestic Live Oaks yet walking distance to waterfront fine dining

Q: Does the community have any amenities we should know about?

A: Community dock. House features 45 foot boat slip in no wake zone

Q: What makes the price of this home so great?

A: 5400+ heated square feet on One acre of land with sweeping water views and deeded boat slip. Outdoor entertaining areas with gunite pool, outdoor kitchen and fireplace, gardens featured on NC Azalea Festival

Q: Can you tell us a fun fact about this home?

A: Land originally purchased by Captain Charles D Ellis a Wilmington merchant and yachtsman. Famous author Boyden Sparkes was reported to have lived here

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about the home?

A: Tree house has spiral staircase looks like straight out of fairy tale book

Featured Listing Friday: 1063 Ocean Ridge Drive

Join us for a tour of 1063 Ocean Ridge Drive listed by Vance Young for this week’s Featured Listing Friday.  In the prestigious gated community of Landfall, this beautifully constructed home with mahogany siding is nothing short of amazing.

Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, this elegant island style residence is sited on a high, wooded bluff with 300 feet of Intracoastal frontage. Built by master craftsman, Fred Murray, the residence has mahogany siding, Vermont slate roof, custom appointments and heavy molding throughout. Boasting four bedrooms (with a first floor master), this home has 4 full baths and 2 half baths with an additional bonus room upstairs. Upstairs balconies, blue stone terraces provide the perfect venue for entertaining or just enjoying living on the water.

Featured Listing Friday – 2528 Canterbury Road

Looking for a custom home in the heart of Wilmington?  Look no further!  This week’s Featured Listing Friday from Lee Crouch takes us to 2528 Canterbury Road in Oleander Estates — centrally located to downtown, Wrightsville Beach, restaurants and shopping.

Gorgeous one story home on two lots in Oleander Estates. This home has great open floor plan with large rooms, chef’s kitchen, formal areas and wonderful patios. Master suite is amazing with spa bath. This house is a one of a kind custom home. Many recent updates.