Old Harkers Island Cottage – UNDER CONTRACT

  • USA Harkers Island , NC 27312
    Carteret County
  • $385,000
  • 1,104 square feet
  • Lot Size: 0.37 acres / Zoning: Residential

Arthur Harrison , REALTOR®/Broker
Beaufort Realty
252-725-1984, arthur@beaufortrealtync.com

This property is UNDER CONTRACT!

Charming frame cottage built in 1901 is one of few remaining early structures on Harkers Island!


The house sits high on Back Sound with clear views of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse and Shackleford Banks. The waterfront lot has maritime trees, shrubs, and native wildflowers for protection and privacy.

There are two bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen (with kitchen sink and counter cabinets, but all other appliances have been removed), dining area, and a living room beautifully encircled by bay windows bringing in natural sunlight. The exterior has been lovingly restored, starting in 2022 with a completely new roof. All affected clapboard and fascia were replaced with pressure treated lumber. Two of three exterior doors and two windows were replaced. The exterior clapboard has been scraped, caulked, and painted. The back door stoop is new. Lastly, more support pillars were added in the crawl space and the house was anchored.

The interior now needs renovation. Two plaster and lathe ceilings have been taken down to aid the needed rewiring and to take the weight off the structure. Joists are intact in the larger dining room, but water has damaged joists in a section of a smaller bedroom. Walls and other ceilings are either tongue and groove or plywood, mostly intact. The upstairs remains unfinished.

The last heirs used it as a “weekend” place and had removed the chimney and wood stove when a former roof was replaced. Then, electrical outlets, fixtures, and a new circuit box were added. Sub flooring was installed throughout under indoor/outdoor carpet or linoleum.

A lengthy dock was installed. Its pilings are intact but storms have taken most of the wooden planks.

There is a new well pump, tank, and well house. Exterior and interior plumbing are all updated. The septic system was certified by the Carteret County Health Department. A Certification of Elevation indicates flood insurance is not needed.

Community Amenities:

Harkers Island and neighboring Down East communities of Carteret County are home to boat builders, decoy carvers, hunters, watermen and women. The rich histories are well documented down at the “end of the road” Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center. The center is much more than a museum, there are continual community events and educational opportunities for all ages. Strong STEM programs run all through summer. Together with the Cape Lookout Visitors Center next door, the grounds include walking trails through seaside and maritime forest, Willow Pond and its wildlife observation structure. Catch the ferry to Cape Lookout National Seashore there too. From the West end of the island, looking across Middle Marsh is the Rachel Carson Reserve and Historic Beaufort. The waters all around are known for fishing, clamming, crabbing, shrimping and oystering. There is something for everyone.