Written by Melissa Snowden | Photography by Fociis
When you escape to Oak Island, life slows down a few paces. This quaint, seaside town is primarily situated on a barrier island in Brunswick County, NC, with a portion of the town extending onto the mainland. Oak Island is less than 20 square miles with a year-round population of under 10,000 full-time residents. Yet, there is no shortage of activities if you are a water lover. The island has miles of pristine beaches with 65 public beach accesses for swimming, sunning, fishing, clamming and surfing. Oak Island is a fisherman’s and boater’s paradise with numerous access points available on the Intracoastal Waterway and the Davis Canal. There is easy access to Southport, roughly ten miles away; Bald Head Island via a passenger ferry ride at Deep Point Marina and the Cape Fear Regional Jetport is close by.
Have you ever dreamed of living the coastal lifestyle? Tucked away in a tiny subdivision called Turtle Creek, 6705 Loggerhead Court is a house designed for true aquaphiles. Nearly every room of this extraordinary oceanfront estate boasts undisturbed views of the Atlantic Ocean. A private pier extends from the rear of the house, crossing over a large, picturesque pond, and serene marsh providing access to an unspoiled beach.
The 4,600 square foot house was custom built in 2006. No detail was overlooked in this 5-bedroom 4-bath home that provides the ultimate in luxury living. Built to withstand hurricane force winds, this sturdy home was constructed with two by six framework and hurricane-rated windows. The builder thoughtfully included an established shaft for future elevator installation and extensive composite outdoor decking was installed for easy, low-maintenance. Energy saving features include radiant heated flooring throughout the entire home and Rinnai tankless “on demand” water heaters.
The open floor plan is ideal for entertaining and features a gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances, a formal dining room, a family room with a wood-burning and gas fireplace and a game room with a wine bar and dual-zoned wine refrigerator. Enjoy your favorite tunes throughout the home, with a built-in stereo system. The master suite’s private deck with a panoramic ocean view is the perfect place to languish with a book and a refreshing beverage, comforted by the gentle ocean breeze and the salty sea air. The master bedroom’s en suite spa bathroom comes complete with a steam shower and double-sided fireplace shared by the bedroom.
When asked what they will miss the most about the home, the current owner responded, “I will miss sitting on my back deck in the morning with my cup of coffee enjoying my fabulous, unique panoramic view of the estuary and ocean with beautiful native birds and other wildlife (including loggerhead turtle nests in the dunes behind our home). Then, later in the day walking down our private walkway over the freshwater pond that leads us directly to our quiet section of the beautiful Oak Island beach.”
Some of the current owners’ favorite features of the home include the quiet cul-de-sac, the unique easy living home design, the extraordinary views from nearly every room of the house and the gourmet cook’s kitchen, where the owner created many meals watching the fall and rise of the ocean for inspiration.
Are you ready for resort-like coastal living in your own home? This magnificent ocean retreat is currently for sale. For more information about this home or any other luxury coastal properties, please contact Realtor® Will Musselwhite with ONE Properties Group, Landmark Sotheby’s International Realty at (910) 736-2869.