7521 Masonboro Sound Road Wilmington NC 34.175083 -77.849312

7521 Masonboro Sound Road , Wilmington 28409

Not In Subdivision

7521 Masonboro Sound Road , Wilmington 28409
Not In SubdivisionWilmington28409
$5,400,000
Listed By: David Benford | 7205 Wrightsville Avenue | 910 679 8047


Live Oaks, a home of distinction and historical significance, sits proudly on seven acres of high bluffs overlooking the pristine waters of Masonboro Sound and Masonboro Island. This stretch of Wilmington waterfront is highly sought after and home to many fine estates, both new and historical. Live Oaks was designed by the renowned architect, Henry Bacon, who famously designed the Lincoln Memorial. The two-story Italian Renaissance style home is octagonal and crowned by a handsomely detailed, glazed cupola, and topped by a pineapple-shaped finial. The most prominent building material is coquina, made from local seashells. The first story is completely encircled by a one-story porch, which harmoniously repeats the octagonal form. Rising above the concrete coquina piers are two-story porticos, which are balustrade and provide sleeping porches for the second story bedrooms. Towering live oak trees, blooming shrubs, grape arbors, gardens, and stately magnolias grace the landscape and reaffirm the vital connection between architecture, land and sky. Live Oaks was a summer playground for rich and famous in the early 20th century with the likes of the Vanderbilts and Astors as frequent visitors. Renovated in 1991 and 1992, it is said that one worker spent a month polishing brass doorknobs and hinges. This property may be purchased as is on Lot 2 for $3,600,000 or with the adjacent lots 1 & 3 to then exceed 7 acres for $5,75,000. Please see MLS#100047104 and MLS#100046752.
Neighborhood Not In Subdivision
Home Type Single Family Residence
Year Built 1913
Acreage 7.00
Square Feet 6990.00
$ / SqFt $773
Bedrooms 6
Full Baths 6
Half Baths 1
Garage Spaces 0.00
Detached Garage Spaces 0.00
Waterfront Yes
Water View Yes
Water Features Deeded Water Rights,ICW Front,ICW View,Water View
Detached Garage Spaces 0.00
Exterior Features Security Lighting
Fencing None
Lot Water Features Deeded Water Rights,ICW Front,ICW View,Water View
Pool / Spa
Porch / Balcony / Deck Balcony,Covered,Deck,Open,Patio,Porch
Road Type Front Paved,Public (City/Cty/St)
Roof Type Slate
Applicance
Attic Floored,Walk-In
Basement Finished - No,Outside Entrance
Cooling System Central
Dining Room Formal
Fireplace 3+
Flooring Tile,Wood
Heated Sq Ft 6500 - 6999
Heating System Forced Air
Interior Features Blinds/Shades,Ceiling - Vaulted,Foyer,Skylights,Smoke Detectors,Walk-in Shower,Wet Bar
Laundry Location Room
Master Location Primary Living Area
# of Rooms 12
Stories 2 Story
School District New Hanover
Elementary School
Middle School Roland Grise
High School Hoggard
Flood Zone
Cobra Zone No
Stipulation of Sale
Tax Year 2015
Terms Cash,Conventional
Zoning R-20
HOA No
HOA Fees 0
HOA Phone

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