SPECTACULAR CUSTOM-BUILT WATERFRONT OASIS, ON 1.53 ACRES, MINUTES FROM HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SOUTHPORT.
Built in 2017, 1523 Shepard Road is so thoughtfully nestled upon the land that it appears as though the two have coexisted for all time. Centuries-old live oaks and cascading stone patios adorn the property; River views await at every turn; Towering container ships and ferries traverse the waters of the Cape Fear River, teeming with wildlife; Bald eagles soar at sunrise, and dolphins dance at sunset.... 1523 Shepard Road is a property to behold.
Designed by Award-Winning Architect Rich Bandera, 1523 is not only spectacular, but it is filled with bespoke character and charm. The home features unique and interesting angles, a gourmet kitchen with an expansive island, first-floor owner's suite, massive screened-in porch, a cozy upper den, open upper deck, and each bedroom has its own river view. Custom pine floors sourced from a 120 year old Carolina cotton mill are found throughout the home, and locally salvaged brick is featured in the fireplace masonry, as well as the combination mud/laundry room.
Enjoy Southport's salubrious breezes on one of the decks, upon the sprawling patio primed for an outdoor firepit, or while meandering through the terraced yard. Don't miss the darling vegetable garden, chicken coop, and freshwater pond! Enjoy excellent fishing from the pier, where massive red drum, trout, and flounder await. As you look out across the river, you'll see ''The Rocks'', the Army Corps of Engineers' solution to the Cape Fear's chronic shoaling in the 1800s, which serendipitously created one of the richest salt marshes in North Carolina - a large portion of which is part of National Estuarine Research Reserve. 1523 sits adjacent to hundreds of acres of woodlands owned by the NC State Ports Authority, which adds a palpable feeling of tranquility, while still being seconds away from the quaint village of Historic Southport. This exquisite property is unlike anything else in Southport, and is truly the very best that southeastern North Carolina has to offer.
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