In a beautiful, vacation destination city surrounded by stunning water views, private islands and astonishing architecture, it’s only natural that a number of homes are going to sell for a high ticket price…And we mean a really high ticket price. Have you ever found yourself curious as to how much they are really selling for? As we all know, browsing luxury homes just “for fun” seems to be a common practice. Here’s a look at the Top 4 Most Expensive Homes Sold in New Hanover County in the year of 2022.


Coming in at the 4th most expensive home sold in 2022 - 258 Beach Road North, Wilmington, N.C. sold for $6.75 million on April 28, 2022.

4bed  4.5+bath  3,536sqft  0.66acre lot


Located on the beautiful and private Figure 8 Island off of Wrightsville Beach, this Ligon Flynn designed oceanfront home was custom built by Murray Construction. It was specifically designed to have all rooms facing the ocean! There are oversized, covered decks on all floors, with a top deck overlooking the whole Island allowing spectacular waterway and sunset views. You could say they are just around 7 million-dollar views!


The 3rd most expensive home - 56 Pelican Drive, Wrightsville Beach, N.C. sold for $7.395 million on June 10, 2022.


5bed  5.5bath  4,989sqft 0.19acres


Much like the first home mentioned, this custom designed and built home features a reverse floorplan to take advantage of water views from nearly every room in the house. The top floor observatory and deck offer incredible views of the waterways out back and tidal creek marsh out front - both stunning in different ways and throughout all seasons. This home has been described as “California Contemporary design - meets Wrightsville Beach.” Over the years, Pelican Drive has become one of the area's hottest (and most expensive) addresses in town.



The runner-up most expensive - 6 Beach Road South, Wilmington, N.C. sold for $9.5 million on May 20, 2022. 


4bed  5.5+bath  4,933sqft  0.56acre lot


Another spectacular oceanfront retreat located on the private and gated Figure 8 Island. This one is located in what is considered a “prime mid-Island location.” The home is decorated with tall custom ceilings and large windows that allow no shortage of Atlantic views. This home was even sold with a Yacht Club Warrant!


And finally, the most expensive home sold in NHC in 2022 - for a whopping $10million! -

260 Beach Road North, Wilmington, N.C. sold for $10 million on May 26, 2022.


5bed  6.5+bath  5,579sqft  0.55acre lot


Once again, a beautiful ocean front home located on the exclusive Figure Eight Island! As you’ve probably gathered, Figure 8 Island is the land of one-of-a-kind, custom luxury homes. This stunning property features an open and inviting layout, Yellow Balau decking/Ipe walkways, elevator, security system, impact windows and all the things you would expect from a home worth $10 million. Oh, and the stellar ocean views!



Sometimes it’s fun to dive into the world of luxury real estate, even just to dream. Which home was your favorite?