177 Community Rd Davis, NC

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About the Area

Core Sound and Core Banks are the very definition of pristine. The waterway and the banks are unspoiled and in the same condition as first discovered by the settlers over 500 years ago.

“North and South North Core Banks is a string of constantly shifting barrier islands, beginning at the north end with Portsmouth Village, an abandoned 19th-century seafaring town. South Core Banks is a 21-mile-long ribbon of sand anchored on the south end by the 1859 Cape Lookout Lighthouse,” writes Endless Vacation. http://www.endlessvacation.com/destinations/Escape-to-the-Core.aspx

Core Banks is a washed anew in a never ending cycle of beach nourishment from the Atlantic Ocean. It is a clean and vibrant beach that is rarely found anywhere around the world. The backside of Core Banks abuts Core Sound, which is one of the cleanest waterway systems along the entire eastern seaboard.

If you can judge a tree by the fruit that it bears then you can judge Core Sound by the fish it produces. Long known for its shellfish Core Sound is nothing short of over populated with shrimp, clams, oysters and the infamous North Carolina blue crab!

But shellfish aren’t the only goodness growing on the sandy bottom of Core Sound. Sand dollars, whole and intact are scattered throughout Core Sound.

Core Banks is uninhabited and only accessible by boat or ferry. It is one of the best kept secrets for large red drum in the 30-50 pound class, puppy drum, sea mullet, flounder, speckled trout, spots, croakers, pompano, Spanish mackerel and black drum. Just offshore of Core Banks are great catches of king mackerel, amberjack, bonito, albacore and yellowfin tuna.

One of the better kept fishing secrets is the wintertime fishery. Fish like drum and sharks are steady catches during the dead of winter. But the big secret are the bluefin tunas that winter off of Core Banks between the point of Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout Shoals. Bluefin tuna migrate through the area and can be found in waters as shallow as 15-20 feet. These schooling fish average in the 300-500 pound class and offer up a fight of a life time in waters comparatively shallow.

And speaking of migration! Great whales migrate right past Core Banks and the Cape Lookout National seashore during the winter time. The whale as well as the porpoise population is so great that the area was once home to a thriving whaling industry for about 150 years. The practice of whaling stopped around 1900 but the whales and porpoises still traverse the banks!

An integral part of the history and heritage of Core Sound and Core Banks are the waterfowl. Ducks of a never ending variety, geese, herons, egrets and more populate the region. Hunting for these birds put food on the table for the resident Core Sounders. Making hand crafted decoys was born out of the hunt. With 100’s of years of decoy carving experience the Core Sounders have become known for perfecting the art. The Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center was built in testament to this art, craftsmanship and heritage.

If you like to kayak, then listen to what the National Park Service has to say about Core Sound.

“The islands of the seashore lie between two and three miles from the mainland. At this distance even novice paddlers can cross the open waters of Core Sound and Back Sound under good conditions. While everyone can enjoy exploring the marshes and shallow waters of the sounds, the more ambitious kayaker can continue out the inlets into the surf.

In recent years, kayak fishing has become a popular activity in the shallow waters of the seashore. With the ability to reach beyond casting range, into the marshes inaccessible by powerboats, the kayak has become a powerful tool in the angler’s bag of tricks.” H/T NPS http://www.nps.gov/calo/planyourvisit/paddling.htm

Cape Lookout lighthouse is on the southern end of Core Banks and Portsmouth Island with Portsmouth Village off the northern end. Ocracoke is just across from Portsmouth Island.

Running on the backside of Core banks is Shackleford Banks, Harker’s Island, Beaufort and all of Down East North Carolina including Cedar Island.

About the Property

This unique, elegant, beautiful and truly one of a kind waterfront home is located at 177 Community Road in Davis, NC. It sits directly on Core Sound behind Core Banks.  Sea breezes, sunrises and sunsets are magnificent here. This home has an impressive and expansive 212 feet of Sound water frontage with boardwalk and extended fiberglass sea wall.

This brick veneer home with vinyl trim is approximately 3,648 square feet and sits on 1.15 acre of land. In addition to this large home there is also a barn with upstairs living area as well as storage shed.

The heritage and craftsmanship of the area spills over into this Core Sound home. The spacious indoor kitchen was remodeled in recent years.  The true granite counter tops are gorgeous and have been added with a 10 foot bar section separating the kitchen from the dining area.

The finest quality cabinetry was installed with heavy duty hardware, pull out drawers and overhead track lighting.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a  stainless steel double oven, glass top surface unit, microwave, Kitchen aide dishwasher, and side by side refrigerator freezer.

There is a large office area adjacent to the kitchen. It has a full bathroom with standing shower. This room is perfect for use as an apartment/mother-in-law suite. It has its own entrance too!

This follows on into the garage with an automatic 16 foot overhead door. The garage has built in storage capacity around the upper level and storage cabinets on the side.

There is also an outdoor kitchen too! Located sound side of the house this kitchen measures an impressive 10 X 13 feet. It too has granite counter tops, with deep sink and red paver floors. This kitchen is crafted with weather resistant aluminum, vinyl walls and clear vinyl windows that open top or bottom. It is lit with from the ceiling with Cabana light and fan.

Off of the main kitchen is the expansive dining room suited for entertaining a large family. The dining area is adjacent to one of many unique features, the sunken living room. This wood floor specialty room has a full floor to ceiling brick fireplace with granite hearth.

The foyer and living room overlook Core Sound. Moving from the living room is the music or study room. This all leads into another specialty area of the house, the sunroom. This oversized 18X28 foot room is enclosed on three sides that give a full and unobstructed view of Core Sound.

The sunroom also has a service kitchen making it ideal for breakfast and lunch or hors d’oeuvre and drinks. Adjacent to the sunroom is a full bathroom. The area is designed with a low profile cathedral ceiling.

Upstairs is the master bedroom that overlooks the sound. This flows right into the fully glassed atrium with sliding doors and sliding screens that also give a magnificent view of Core Banks and Core Sound.

Upstairs there are also two additional bedrooms and a bunk room with oversized bunk beds. The bathroom is oversized with oversized ceramic tile shower.

The house is heated and cooled by two heat pumps that are backed up by an automatic 35KW propane powered Generac generator. The home is also equipped with ADT Security system.

The property is meticulously landscaped. During the spring and summer months of the year the yard comes alive with landscaped bushes, trees and shrubbery. There are pecan trees, pear, fig trees and blueberry bushes. Live oaks, holly trees, magnolias and so much more. All of this with the backdrop of Core Sound.

The barn is a two story building measuring 24 X 28 feet and comes with a concrete floor and three overhead doors. The upstairs has a variety of possible uses including storage, play room or renovated into a guest room.

Behind the barn is a metal 12 X 30 foot storage building.

A public boat ramp is just a mile or two down the road. You can even see the Cape Lookout lighthouse light glowing at night!

All of the great fishing, crabbing, clamming and swimming can be done right from the backyard. The hard sandy bottom and clean ocean waters makes it safe for children and adults to swim, kayak and play in.

This home is the epitome of multi-use. Not only is it ideal as a primary or secondary home, but perfect as a Bed & Breakfast, wedding receptions and all types of catered affair!

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