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.
224 Oyster Bay Lane Wilmington, NC 28409
MLS # 100402098
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
This elegant intracoastal home was custom built by the owner with meticulous attention to detail. With over 5,000 sqft, 30' Deep Water Boat Slip, private marina, and resort style salt water pool with an outdoor shower. You'll never need to go on vacation! Wrap around decks overlooking the pool and opulent grounds with over 80k of mature landscaping along with breathtaking views of the Intracoastal Waterway & Ocean. The European inspired kitchen has Wolf induction/gas range on a timeless granite island, Sub-Zero fridge, Dacor double oven with warmer, Miele dishwashers on each side of sink, spacious pantry along with a cozy nook custom built with ipe wood. Grand spiral stairway, mahogany floors, recessed lighting throughout, theater room, billiard room with coffered ceiling, ELEVATOR to all levels, St. John's inspired laundry room, expansive 3 car garage with separate golf cart bay and large work area. The distinctly elegant MBR hits all the markers. It even has its own washer/dryer! Marble sinks, travertine tile and spacious walk-in steam shower. Three ensuite bedrooms on 2nd level, perfect for kids, guests, or grandparents. Swanky billiard room with a coffered ceiling is guaranteed to impress. Relax and take in a movie in the Theater room! Take a break from the amazing salt water pool under the covered patio or walk through to the enchanting loggia with bar space, room for a band, and dancing! Three levels of unique design, charm and sophistication. Whole house wired sound system with speakers throughout. Wired for a whole house generator. Whole house vacuum setup. Fully fenced backyard. Irrigation system on well water. Home comes with a deeded 30' deep water boat slip in the private marina. Marina offers a picnic area, outdoor fire pit, dock carts and station to filet your freshly caught fish! Easy access to Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach. New Roof was installed in October w/architectural shingles and copper flashing.