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P L E A S U R E I S L A N D BUYERS on Pleasure Island were
finding beach and beachfront value
at prices that were lower than
“They can get a beachfront home for $1.5
million,” says Carla Lewis. “On Wrightsville,
you can’t do that. We still have so many people
coming from other states, that price point is
very appealing to them … It allows them to
have perfect luxury on the beach.”
Pleasure Island, encompassing Carolina
Beach and Kure Beach as well as Fort Fisher,
saw its top sale go under contract in just three
“The Carolina, Kure Beach area is really hot,”
Lewis says. “They had an incredible increase in
sales last year.”
This top island-wide sale, a 5-bedroom,
9-bath, oceanfront home at 502 N. Fort Fisher
Blvd. in Kure Beach, sold for $2 million. The
buyers were from a family group already own-ing
a vacation home nearby, says selling agent
Melissa Newman of Nest Realty.
Oceanfront and ocean view homes were sell-ing,
Fort Fisher Boulevard saw 11 additional
sales in the top 25 Pleasure Island residential
sales for 2019.
Darlings by the Sea, an oceanfront inn and
business at 329 Atlantic Avenue in Kure Beach,
sold furnished for $1.2 million, 69 percent of
The top sale in Carolina Beach, and num-ber
eight on the island, was a non-waterfront
5-bedroom, 5-bath property. The main house
with a guest house and heated saltwater pool
at 901 and 903 North Carolina Ave. sold for
$1.134 million, closing on Nov. 20 for 91 per-cent
of list price.
The Vermont buyer “walked through the
house digitally and came down the next week
and made an offer,” says Cadence Realty’s Luke
Waddell, the listing agent.
The number two sale on Carolina Beach was
4-bedroom, 4-bath canal-front with three boat
slips at 1217 Canal Drive, selling for $990,000,
98 percent of list price.
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Top and right: Carolina Beach’s top sale was non-waterfront 901 and 903
N. Carolina Ave. selling for $1.1 million. Above: The top sale on Pleasure
Island was oceanfront, 502 N. Ft. Fisher Blvd., which sold for $2 million.