Top 5 Most Expensive Houses Sold in Eastern NC – August 2015

In last month’s post  we saw that a half million dollars in New Bern will buy you an immaculate waterfront property with all kinds of luxurious amenities.

This month’s trend continues with waterfront and historic homes, but includes a larger area, with two Pamlico County properties making the list.

Here’s the Top 5 most expensive homes sold in eastern North Carolina for the month of August 2015, according to Zillow and

1. 521 Hancock Street, Historic Downtown New Bern

Sale Price: $760,000

521 Hancock Street, historic downtown New Bern
521 Hancock Street, historic downtown New Bern

If the history buff in you longs for the days of 18th century pomp and circumstance at the regal Governor’s Mansion, this property is for you! Built in the 1790s and tastefully updated with luxurious finishings, the Coor Cook House is a 4-bedroom, 3.5 bathroom property located just minutes from Tryon Palace in historic downtown New Bern.

This three-story, almost-4,000 square foot home situated on a spacious .65 acre lot comes with a separate 730-square-foot guest cottage,  six fireplaces (one located in the private library!), and a second-floor screened porch. A rare find in downtown historic properties, the home also includes a two-car garage with floored second story, a private brick courtyard, and a grand entrance foyer.

2. 2317 Chinquapin Road, Brices Creek Area

Sale Price: $757,500

2317 Chinquapin Road, Brices Creek area
2317 Chinquapin Road, Brices Creek area

The marketing listing on this property described the Brices Creek area home as a “majestic waterfront paradise,” and the description does not lie.

Located down a private road and nestled among mature oak trees on a spacious 1-acre lot is this three bedroom, 4.5 bathroom palatial estate. The river is your backyard playground, as the property features your own quiet sandy beach, a covered boat dock with boat lift, and two covered back porches to enjoy the view.

With 3,900 square feet, gorgeous hardwood floors and updated gourmet kitchen, and a 3-car garage, its not hard to imagine this property selling at this price tag.

3. 901 South Avenue, Oriental, Neuse Heights

Sale Price: $527,500

901 South Avenue, Oriental
901 South Avenue, Oriental

This stately 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom property is a true gem! With more than half an acre, 180-degree water views of the Neuse River and an in-town location, this 3,780-square-foot home is a water lover’s dream come true.

The property includes an addition to the original house, which added a family room complete with gorgeous wall-to-ceiling windows, in addition to a separate Carolina room from which to enjoy the expansive views.

4. 52 Windy Court, Oriental Plantation

Sale Price: $450,000

52 Windy Court, Oriental
52 Windy Court, Oriental

This lovely 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom waterfront home in Oriental Plantation is smaller than its counterparts on the list – at just 2,690 square feet – but what it lacks in size it makes up for in amenities and pizzazz.

The gated property features  a concrete boat dock with lift, an immaculate brick patio with multi-tiered water feature and unique architectural details throughout. The community also offers a pool, private boat launch, and a clubhouse.

5.244 Shoreline Drive, River Bend

Sale Price: $445,000

244 Shoreline Drive, River Bend
244 Shoreline Drive, River Bend

Rounding out our Top 5 this month is a waterfront listing in River Bend. With 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 3,600 square feet, it’s not surprising this beautiful Trent River home sold in less than two months of its list date!

Situated on a vast 1.5-acre lot with its own private cove, the property includes a detached garage/workshop, its own exclusive boat ramp and boat dock, and a geothermal heating/cooling system.

Inside the open/split floorplan home is a gorgeous custom stone fireplace, updated kitchen and baths, and new flooring throughout.

We’ll revisit eastern North Carolina’s most luxurious properties again next month, but until then, let me show you YOUR next dream home!

But WAIT~ You don’t have to spend upwards of half a million to get that waterview property!

203 Attmore Drive, New Bern

Listing price: $110,000

Relaxing location on a quiet cul-de-sac with a pond view!
Relaxing location on a quiet cul-de-sac with a pond view!
Great pond view for entertaining or relaxing!
Great pond view for entertaining or relaxing!

This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom,  1,400 square feet home in the Glenview subdivision is priced to sell at way BELOW tax value!

The property, perfect for a first-time family, retiree, or as a rental income opportunity, is located across from Hatteras Yachts and is close to BSH, shopping and schools. Bright and open floor plan with island kitchen and laminate flooring. Featuring a split bedroom design with a roomy walk-in-closet in the master bedroom.

Call Kathy Richey at 252.474.6469 today or visit for a complete listing of properties available in Craven, Carteret, Jones, Pamlico, and surrounding counties.


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