If you’re a discriminating house hunter with a budget in the $400K+ range, here’s a hint: Country Club Pines. The stately neighborhood was developed from the 1930s through the 1950s and has truly withstood the test of time. When comparing these homes to their present day counterparts, to say, “they just don’t build them like they used to” is an understatement. Timeless architectural styles such as Georgian, Colonial and Neo-Classical, are what constitute the majority of these properties.
Since it is situated in west central Wilmington, near the lovely Forest Hills area, Country Club Pines is steps from Cape Fear Country Club and a short drive into historic downtown. It is also mere minutes from the shops and restaurants along Oleander Drive. Majestic oaks line the streets and most every home has been beautifully landscaped and meticulously maintained. Old South gardens brimming with azaleas, perennials and dogwoods are why several residences are frequent stops on various home and garden tours.
Real Estate in the Area
The original owners were the movers and shakers of the Port City and a step inside one of them makes that immediately apparent. Size wise, they can be described as mini mansions with the average square footage measuring close to 3000+. Expect to see classic interiors with handcrafted trim work, sumptuous polished hardwoods, imported tile and marble plus one of a kind light fixtures. Most all of these homes have been thoroughly updated over the years and offer what today’s home buyers are after such as stainless appliances, granite countertops, professional kitchens and spa-like baths. Because they were and are some of the finest homes around, of course there is an abundance of space for both formal and casual entertaining. Deep, wide porches, patios and sunrooms allow for the maximum enjoyment of the Cape Fear’s mild climate and are the perfect spots for catching up with a friend over a glass of iced tea and slice of Key Lime pie!
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