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A stone bordered creek with gentle flowing water meanders through this expansive garden nestled between the Primary Residence and Lighthouse Guest House located on the Intracoastal Waterway.

This exquisitely beautiful custom built home was designed and built for Dave and Ruth Ann Phillips by Architect Michael Moorefield and Fred Murray Construction. Three bridges link the three main structures with panoramic views of the garden below and the waterway & ocean in the distance. The motor court & entry garden is surrounded by a border of ever changing seasonal flowers framed by a Boxwood hedge and garden wall covered with Climbing Fig. Descending on a path underneath the covered bridge you pass by the lustrous perennial garden and arrive at the garden shed that is so well decorated by Ruth Ann that you think you are looking at the cover of Garden Design Magazine. Crossing another bridge over the creek you find it irresistible to stop and enjoy the sound of the water gently cascading between the natural landscape of ornamental grasses, iris and dwarf bamboo.

Other exciting features of the garden include a painted Troll fishing by the creek, a swing hanging high from an Oak, a zip-line for the grandchildren, a bronze sculpture of four children playing ‘crack-the-whip’, a bocci court, and outdoor shower, espaliered fruit trees, a rose garden, an herb garden, a vegetable garden and a bog garden.

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Tracy McCullen
6813 Mayfaire Club Drive (#304), Wilmington, NC 28405 • 910-279-1902

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