The Masonboro Sound, Wilmington NC area is rich in history. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the oldest known coastal resort in North Carolina. It was the site of substantial summer cottages before the American Revolution. Masonboro Sound slowly developed throughout the early nineteenth century as an exclusive summer resort. Most of the visitors came from Wilmington and the near countryside. Today, the “soundside” has a collection of restored homes along with new construction on the interior. Soundside refers to the mainland area inland from Masonboro Island. It includes the homes along the corridor of Greenville Loop, Masonboro Loop and Myrtle Grove Road. They are bounded on the west side by College and Carolina Beach Road. Bradley Creek and Whiskey Creek are the only two natural tidal creeks that flow to the Intracoastal Waterway. There are also many small coves and tributaries. Folks have built homes with docks along these areas but be careful….sometimes the tide is too low to navigate. There are also manmade coves and marinas such as Inlet Point, Inlet Watch, Old Chimney, The Tides, Sandollar Shores, Tangle Oaks, Masonboro Harbor, Helms Port, Channel Haven, Masonboro Marina, Oyster Bay, Cedar Island, Shinnwood, Towles, Shandy, Oak Landing, and Bradley Creek Marina. Monkey Junction is on the mid-western side of Masonboro Sound, Wilmington NC. There one can find restaurants, fine dining, fast food, grocery stores, pharmacies, major home improvement stores and a Super Wal-Mart. Every convenience is there. The northern end of Masonboro is close to the intersection of College Rd. and Oleander. This area is a business hub as well offering many of life’s necessities including the two malls in Wilmington. Mayfaire shopping center is only a 10 minute drive from the northern end of Masonboro. It has many high-end boutiques, restaurants, and a movie theater. Masonboro Sound is divided into two school zones. The northern end attends Parsley elementary, Roland Grise middle school and Hoggard high school. The southern end attends Bellamy elementary, Myrtle Grove middle school and Ashley high school.
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407 Sylvan Lane Wilmington, NC 28409
MLS # 100222329
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Gorgeous custom sound home on Hewletts Creek located on lots 10 and 11 of the Carr Estate comprised of about 7 acres of land. The peninsula has panoramic views of the creek, Intracoastal Waterway, Masonboro Island and the Atlantic Ocean in the distance! Home was built in 1996 for the present owners by Telesis Ventures and designed by renowned architect Ligon Flynn. Property includes main residence with 4 bedrooms, large covered porches, newly updated kitchen, 2 car carport, detached 4 car garage and horse stables with fenced pasture. There is also a fixed private pier on the creek with a floating dock. The driveway has an electric gate for secured access, and the property has lots of privacy. Included are 2 20KW propane generators in case of power loss. This property was part of a 70 acre tract of land at the mouth of Hewletts Creek owned by James Osborn Carr that was his summer home until his death in 1949. The property, known as Grainger's Point, was subdivided and sold after Carr's death, and has some of the most scenic vistas of any property in New Hanover County. Masonboro Sound was an area of New Hanover County where people would go for the summer to get away from the heat and enjoy the ocean breezes. There they could enjoy coastal activities like fishing, boating, and family gathering. Homes were first built in the area in the 18th and 19th centuries. William Hooper had a summer home on Masonboro sound; he was one of three signers of the Declaration of Independence from N.C. Another home called Live Oaks was built in 1912 for Walter Parsley as a permanent residence; it was designed by Henry Bacon, who was the architect for the Lincoln Memorial.