Relaxed living in the heart of the Wilmington’s Country Club neighborhood

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Ever wished you could live in the woods and the city at the same time?


This lovely two-story home, built in 1942, is surrounded by trees in the heart of Forest Hills. Your neighbors are virtually out of sight. Yet it’s just 2.5 miles from Wilmington’s downtown and a quick drive to the beach. Walk in the front door and it feels like a Deco garden cottage: Cozy, shaded, cool, with true-to-the-era details. But take a few steps through what was once a formal dining room (and now makes a delightful office) and it’s another house: Big, open, filled with light and a view of the forest.

The house features a thoroughly modern kitchen with granite countertops, gas stove, stainless appliances, and plenty of room for a team of serious cooks to work or for a casual family dinner. The kitchen opens to the huge window-lined family room with an enormous wood-burning fireplace. In fact there are two living rooms in this house, making it’s great for families. When the kids want to game and the parents wish to entertain, it’s easy to close a few doors and create two separate zones downstairs.
The first floor also features a full bathroom and bedroom perfect for a tween or teen, and an enclosed porch/sunroom that can serve as a home office or guest bedroom. A two-room master suite upstairs features a 1940s era bathroom, a walk in closet, and doors that open out onto a flat roof above the family room.


The house is surrounded by a half acre of land, lush with long leaf pines, oaks, and dogwoods. The front garden is mostly flowering fruit trees and azaleas. There’s a small greenhouse/storage shed and a fire pit out back. The adjoining lot is mostly trees, save for a small art studio/house whose occupants are rarely there.
Finally, you can’t beat the location: It’s a three-minute walk to Forest Hills elementary school, and about a mile to New Hanover High. Drive east for 20 minutes and you’ll hit Wrightsville Beach – four miles of white sands and 80+ degree water all summer long. Drive west 10 minutes to reach Wilmington’s gorgeous historic district on the Cape Fear River, featuring 230 blocks of beautifully restored homes and a thriving nightlife.  This home is a short sale; ask agent for details.

Address:707 Colonial Drive
Zip Code:28403
Year Built:1942
Square Feet:2413
Lot Square Feet:.52 acre

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