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  • Writer's pictureHelen Wils

You better count your chickens before they hatch 🐓🐓🐓 SOLD

Take your wish list and hold it up to 8 Downing Court; then, be amazed as this “Downtown Homestead” checks off every single box.

8 Downing Court SE

Forest Oaks

Southport, NC 28461

3 beds • 2 baths • 1,616 square feet • .57 Acre

Situated golf cart or biking distance to Downtown Southport, stands a stately brick home on double lot on a quiet cul-de-sac. Some how, some way this property is outside of city limits, meaning you only pay county taxes. What’s even better? There’s no HOA!

This gem feels like a homestead with its many unique additions. You’ll find fruit-bearing trees: apple, fig, peach, pear, and plum; as well as a fruit and vegetable garden with blackberries, kale, raspberries, and strawberries make for tasty treats each Spring and Summer. What about that hen house? Such a cool place for some ladybirds to hang out and lay eggs.

Did you catch those Muscadine grapevines? Cheers! Wondering what those mounds are? Why, they’re German Mound Gardens called “Hügelkultur” - a horticultural technique where a mound constructed from decaying wood debris and other compostable biomass plant materials is later planted as a raised bed.

There’s also a large deck which you’ll enjoy the natural sights and sounds.

And the inside is equally charming if you can believe it! Light surrounds you as you enter and take in the high ceilings. Walk along brand new hardwood floors that extend through the entire house. Cozy up by the fire or enjoy the screened in porch, whatever the weather dictates.

The kitchen has ample cabinet space, beautiful countertops, a sizable pantry, and a laundry room you won’t mind spending time in. Take your meals in the eat-in-kitchen, at the bar-height counter, or the formal dining room, whichever you prefer.

The primary en suite is roomy and inviting and also separated from the two additional bedrooms down the hall.

What else will your practical side love? How about a new roof and HVAC, installed 2017? An encapsulated crawl space equipped with a humidifier? Or an epoxied garage floor on which to park your toys.

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