Lake Side Retreat in the Cape


Written By Alex Harris-Huse, Photography by Crystal Glass

This beautiful home is ideally located between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean in the pristine gated community known as The Cape, just 20 minutes south of downtown and one mile north of the Snow’s Cut Bridge that takes you over the Intercoastal Waterway and onto Pleasure Island.

The natural landscape of this over 3000 square foot home, which was built on a double lot, is a nature lover’s paradise. The property is surrounded by spectacular views, with Masonboro Country Club and golf course, which meanders through pine forests and natural marshlands, all at your doorstep.

Stepping up to the dramatic front door of this contemporary, single story 3-bedroom, 3 bath home, you are welcomed into a flowing, open concept floor plan. The main living space features a double-sided gas fireplace, dramatic cathedral ceilings, elegant hardwood floors, and large windows on every wall, creating a bright and airy feel. Double French doors give access to a spacious ceramic tiled patio with unspoiled views.

The spacious gourmet kitchen is a chef’s delight and has been fitted with beautiful white, floor-to-ceiling cabinetry, granite countertops, top of the line, stainless steel Bosch appliances, and counter-height breakfast bar. The breakfast nook has 9’ commercial-grade windows that offer beautiful views of the lake. When we asked what they loved most about the home, current owners Sarah and Darrell Blackman responds, “We love living in a one story home and the generous patio was used each and every day.  We hosted family and neighborhood parties outside and had local bands playing so we could dance the night away.”

The large master suite is a private oasis overlooking the lake with its own spa-like en suite and sunroom where you can curl up with a book or watch the sunset over water.

“We became avid bird watchers whilst we lived at our home. We were forever getting our binoculars to watch the geese landing on the lake or the egrets and herons standing on our property to fish. We enjoyed the ducks, hawks, black crows, mockingbirds, wrens, red cardinals, and sparrows. The list could go on. It truly is such a peaceful environment. We also woke up early in the morning to watch the beautiful sunrise over the lake and would always take note of the full moon rising each month in order to watch it from our back patio,” says Sarah Blackman.

A cherry wood paneled library with a built-in wet bar, along with an open concept home office divided by a double-sided fireplace complete the stylish living area.

This home takes full advantage of the outdoors with a meticulously landscaped garden which has been designed to bloom throughout the year and is maintained through a four zone Rainbird Sprinkler System. A private fire pit at the end of the property allows you to sit and take it all in while listening to the fog horns and boats cruising up and down the Cape Fear River.

Would you like your own lakeside retreat? 8215 Lakeview Drive is currently for sale. For more information about this home, please contact Realtor® Libby Harriss with Next Home Cape Fear at (910) 512-0310.