A contemporary home on the North Carolina coast hit the market Tuesday for $13.9 million, making it the priciest waterfront home for sale in the state, Mansion Global has learned.
The 8,600-square-foot residence is located about six miles east of Wilmington, North Carolina, in Wrightsville Beach. Inspired by tropical modernism, it overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway, and offers far-reaching views and a dock that will support a 90-foot yacht, according to listing agent Nick Phillips, the founder of Landmark Sotheby’s International Realty.
The property is the second most expensive house in the state, according to listing records. It’s tag is just under a historic 18-bedroom mansion listed for $14 million in Blowing Rock, off the state’s Blue Ridge Parkway.
“It is absolutely the most spectacular coastal home that I have ever been in. Certainly, it would rival the quality of any waterfront home on the Carolina coast,” Mr. Phillips said. “It has panoramic views of the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean and beautiful outdoor spaces, including a 25-meter lap pool.”
The heated and cooled pool is partially covered, allowing for a lounge area with a fire pit, listing photos show. The water extends beyond the footprint of the home, widening into a space overlooking the water. There’s also a spa and cold plunge pool.
Inside, the home combines modern materials such as glass, steel and polished concrete floors—and is designed to withstand a Category 5 hurricane—with warmer elements, including walls of white oak with American walnut panels and ipe, Mr. Phillips said.
The main part of the home offers double-height ceilings, with an open-floor plan combining a living area centered by a fireplace, a dining space surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows and an eat-in kitchen with a butler’s pantry, listing photos show. The primary bedroom suite also faces the water.
Other amenities include a gym, a screening room and a finished, temperature-controlled garage, plus a marina and boathouse with a 24,000 pound boat lift and a 50-foot floating dock that can accommodate up to a 90-foot yacht with room for an auxiliary watercraft.
The home’s architecture was inspired by the work of architect Vladimir Ossipoff, who was known for developing the Tropical Modernist style in Hawaii in the mid-20th century, according to the listing.
A local builder, Christopher Parker, owner of Parker Construction Group, designed the residence to be a home for him and his family, “so there was no expense spared or detail overlooked,” Mr. Phillips said.
Mansion Global could not determine how much Mr. Parker paid for the underlying property. He was not immediately available for comment.
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