Experience the natural beauty and peaceful solitude of Lake Mattamuskeet in this one-of-a-kind waterfront historic home.  Located on 3.4 acres adjacent to Lake Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge, this home boasts a rare inholding of almost 1 acre of lake-bottom, providing ample room for duck blinds or wildlife viewing opportunities.   Originally constructed in 1830 and one of the few Hyde County plantation houses sitting directly on the lakeshore, this home was completely renovated and updated by local craftsmen in 2008.  The original timberframe construction elements are highlighted throughout the home, and architectural trim and custom woodwork, utilizing reclaimed and locally-sourced cypress, abound.  The 4 bedroom, 4 ½ bath home features original and reclaimed heart pine floors throughout, an open floor plan to take advantage of the stunning views, and four working fireplaces to enjoy after a long day on the water.  Enjoy the sights and sounds of the migrating waterfowl from the expansive porch overlooking the lake.  Launch kayaks or canoes directly into the lake from the property.  A custom brickwork foundation elevates the home over the mature landscaping, garden spaces, fruit orchard, and meandering brick walkway, made from the reclaimed bricks of the original chimneys.  Completely renovated outbuildings include an outdoor studio/office and a barn outfitted with decoy shelves and covered bays to accommodate boats, UTVs, and other equipment.

The front porch is an oasis, where steady breezes blow and the lake sparkles out in front of you. While you sip your early morning coffee, you can watch wood ducks and other shorebirds slip across the shore. You can step out the front door and launch kayaks to enjoy great fishing or lazy paddling. Come November, the serenade of thousands of tundra swans lull you to sleep. The recreational opportunities are endless, and this home would be perfect for a family, as a hunting retreat, or as a bed and breakfast or inn.  This property is within a 15 minute drive to the ferry dock in Swan Quarter to enjoy Ocracoke Island, consistently voted among the country’s best beaches.  The home is also within an hours’s drive of the Outer Banks, Edenton, and Washington, North Carolina. Enjoy endless recreational opportunities including birding, biking, kayaking, hunting, in-shore and off-shore fishing, as well as freshwater fishing on the 40,000 acre lake mere footsteps from your front door.   This is a rare opportunity to own your own private or corporate retreat on Lake Mattamuskeet!

This home is located at 6386 Piney Woods Road, Fairfield, North Carolina, 27826, and is being offered at $499,000.