7903 Masonboro Sound Road

Wilmington, NC 28409
  • $4,750,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 508 days
  • MLS #: 100001245
UPDATED: 32 min ago
$4,750,000
  • 5
    BEDS
  • 7.8
    ACRES
  • 5
    BATHS
  • 1
    1/2 BATHS
  • 6,832
    SQFT
  • $695
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
2000
County:
Area:

School Information

Elementary School:
Middle School:
High School:
School District:

Description

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 6800 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 5 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; SubZero 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. Some other features of the main level include 12' ceilings, hardwood floors with inlaid borders, exquisite woodwork, cabinetry, wood paneling, 3 fireplaces, custom lighting and fixtures, and recessed speakers all connected to a central sound system. 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. In addition, there is more gallery space, a third bedroom and an office which could function as a playroom or bedroom. 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. On the ground floor, a large cozy den with exposed beams and fireplace is anchored by an antique pub bar which turns the space into a true "Rathskeller". There is also private guest room which features a fireplace and ensuite bath. A patio runs the length of the house on this level for additional outdoor space. The laundry room serves dual purpose as a secondary prep kitchen. It is adjacent to the elevator, which serves three floors, for convenience. The climate controlled three-car garage and additional work space provide ample storage space. Also, on the grounds is a 3 bedroom (master down) 2 bath log guest cottage with a two story stone fireplace in the vaulted living room. The guest cottage also has an office, sunroom, laundry room and a detached two car garage. This building was the original house on the property. The current owners moved it to its current site before beginning construction on the main house. Additional features include: - 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 - Panasonic digital business phone system - Lutron wireless lights package - Sound system both throughout home and on main verandah - Security system - Irrigation system - Copper Roof



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7903 Masonboro Sound Road Wilmington, NC 28409

  • Price: $4,750,000
  • Status: Active
  • Updated: 32 min ago
  • MLS #: 100001245
5
Beds
5
Baths
1
½ Baths
7.8
Acres
6,832
SQFT
$695
$/SQFT
2000
Built
Neighborhood:
Other
County:
New Hanover
Area:
Wilmington
Elementary School:
Parsley
Middle School:
Roland Grise
High School:
Hoggard
School District:
New Hanover
Property Description
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 6800 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 5 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; SubZero 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. Some other features of the main level include 12' ceilings, hardwood floors with inlaid borders, exquisite woodwork, cabinetry, wood paneling, 3 fireplaces, custom lighting and fixtures, and recessed speakers all connected to a central sound system. 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. In addition, there is more gallery space, a third bedroom and an office which could function as a playroom or bedroom. 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. On the ground floor, a large cozy den with exposed beams and fireplace is anchored by an antique pub bar which turns the space into a true "Rathskeller". There is also private guest room which features a fireplace and ensuite bath. A patio runs the length of the house on this level for additional outdoor space. The laundry room serves dual purpose as a secondary prep kitchen. It is adjacent to the elevator, which serves three floors, for convenience. The climate controlled three-car garage and additional work space provide ample storage space. Also, on the grounds is a 3 bedroom (master down) 2 bath log guest cottage with a two story stone fireplace in the vaulted living room. The guest cottage also has an office, sunroom, laundry room and a detached two car garage. This building was the original house on the property. The current owners moved it to its current site before beginning construction on the main house. Additional features include: - 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 - Panasonic digital business phone system - Lutron wireless lights package - Sound system both throughout home and on main verandah - Security system - Irrigation system - Copper Roof
Exterior Features

Attached Garage Spaces 3.00 Construction BlockBrick/StoneWood Frame Construction Type Stick Built Detached Garage Spaces 2.00 Exterior Features Irrigation SystemShutters - FunctionalThermal Windows Exterior Finish Brick Fencing Metal/Ornamental Foundation Slab Location Type Mainland Lot Dimensions 202X1600 Lot Water Features Boat DockBoat LiftDeeded Water AccessDeeded Water RightsDeeded WaterfrontIcw FrontIcw ViewMarsh ViewSound FrontWater View Parking Driveway CircularOn SitePaved Pool Spa In Ground Porch Balcony Deck CoveredPorch Road Type Frontage Paved Roof Metal/Tin Total Carport Spaces 0.00 Waterfront Yes Waterview Yes

Interior Features

Appliances Equipment Central VacConvection OvenCooktop - GasDishwasherDisposalDryerMicrowave - Built-InRefrigeratorStove/Oven - ElectricWasher Attic Floored - Partial Basement None Bedroom1 Room Level 2 Bedroom2 Room Level G Bedroom3 Room Level 2 Cooling System Central Dining Room Type Formal Fireplace 3+ Flooring CarpetTileWood Heated Sq Ft Range 6500 - 6999 Heating System Electric Interior Features ElevatorGas LogsIntercom/MusicPantrySecurity SystemWalk-In ShowerWash/Dry ConnectWet BarWorkshop Laundry Location Room Master Bedroom Level Second Floor Master Bedroom Location Non Primary Living Area Master Bedroom Room Level 2 Number Rooms 11 Other Room Room Remarks Game Room Other Room2 Room Remarks Library/Study Rooms Bedroom 1Bedroom 2Bedroom 3Dining RoomFamily/DenHome OfficeKitchenLiving RoomMaster BedroomOther RoomOther Room 2 Stories Levels 3 Story Or More

Property Features

Accessibility Elevator Auction No City Limits Yes Cobra Zone No Electric Provider Duke Energy Fuel Tank Propane Buried Fuel Tank Ownership Owned Hoa YN No Home Warranty Termite Termite Bond New Construction No Property Taxes 18984.00 Residential Sub Type Single Family Residence Secondary Subdivision N/A Sewer Provider Existing Septic System Tax Year 2015 Termite Company Jay Taylor Terms CashConventional Total City Real Estate Property Tax 0.00 Water Sewer Municipal WaterSeptic On Site Zoning R-20

Listing information © 2017 North Carolina Regional Multiple Listing Service, LLC.
Listing provided courtesy of Betsy E Leonard of Intracoastal Realty Corp..


© 2017 North Carolina Regional Multiple Listing Service, LLC. The data relating to real estate on this web site comes in part from the Internet Data Exchange program of North Carolina Regional MLS LLC, and is updated as of 2017-06-25T22:59:16.627. All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be independently verified. All properties are subject to prior sale, change, or withdrawal. Neither listing broker(s) nor Century 21 Sweyer & Associates shall be responsible for any typographical errors, misinformation, or misprints, and shall be held totally harmless from any damages arising from reliance upon these data.
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