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  • Price$3,600,000
  • Beds6
  • Baths7
  • Sq. Ft.6,990
  • Acres3.00
  • Built1913

7527 Masonboro Sound Rd, Wilmington

Live Oaks, a home of distinction and historical significance, sits proudly on over three acres of high bluffs overlooking the pristine waters of Masonboro Sound and Masonboro Island. This stretch of Wilmington waterfront is highly sought after and home to many fine estates, both new and historical. Live Oaks was designed by the renowned architect, Henry Bacon, who famously designed the Lincoln Memorial. The two-story Italian Renaissance style home is octagonal and crowned by a handsomely detailed, glazed cupola, and topped by a pineapple-shaped finial. The most prominent building material is coquina, made from local seashells. The first story is completely encircled by a one-story porch, which harmoniously repeats the octagonal form. Rising above the concrete coquina piers are two-storyporticos, which are balustrade and provide sleeping porches for the second story bedrooms. Towering live oak trees, blooming shrubs, grape arbors, gardens, and stately magnolias grace the landscape and reaffirm the vital connection between architecture, land and sky. Live Oaks was a summer playground for rich and famous in the early 20th century with the likes of the Vanderbilts and Astors as frequent visitors. Renovated in 1991 and 1992, it is said that one worker spent a month polishing brass doorknobs and hinges. This property may be purchased as a whole with the 7 plus acres for $5,750,000 or with the 3 plus acre homesite it sits on for $3,600,000. Please see MLS#100046763 and MLS# 100047104

Essential Information

  • MLS® #100046752
  • Price$3,600,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Bathrooms7.00
  • Full Baths6
  • Half Baths1
  • Square Footage6,990
  • Acres3.00
  • Year Built1913
  • TypeSingle Family
  • Sub-TypeStick-Built
  • StatusActive


  • AmenitiesNo Amenities
  • UtilitiesMunicipal Sewer, Municipal Water
  • ParkingCircular, Off Street, Paved
  • Is WaterfrontYes
  • WaterfrontDeed Water Rights, Intracoastal Front, Intracoastal View, Water View Only


  • ExteriorSee Remarks
  • Exterior FeaturesSecurity Lighting
  • Lot DescriptionIrregular
  • RoofSlate
  • ConstructionConcrete
  • FoundationConcrete Block

Additional Information

  • Date ListedFebruary 7th, 2017
  • Days on Market288
  • ZoningR-20

Community Information

  • Address7527 Masonboro Sound Rd
  • AreaNot In Subdivision
  • SubdivisionNot In Subdivision
  • CityWilmington
  • CountyNew Hanover
  • StateNC
  • Zip Code28409


  • Interior Features9Ft+ Ceilings, Foyer, Skylights, Smoke Detectors, Walk-in Shower, Wash/Dry Connect, Wet Bar
  • AppliancesDishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Ice Maker, Refrigerator, Stove/Oven - Electric, Vent Hood, Washer
  • HeatingElectric, Forced Air
  • CoolingCentral Forced Air
  • FireplaceYes
  • # of Fireplaces3
  • # of Stories2
  • Stories2 Story, Basement

School Information

  • DistrictNew Hanover
  • ElementaryParsley
  • MiddleRoland-Grise
  • HighHoggard

Listing Details

  • Listing OfficeLandmark Sotheby's International Realty
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