Figure Eight Island
FIGURE EIGHT ISLAND is an exclusive private 1300 acre island accessible via a guard operated swing drawbridge across the Intracoastal Waterway. There are no hotels, condos or shopping centers, just 440 homes on a five mile stretch of blue waters and white sandy beaches
Figure Eight Island like most of North Carolina once belonged to Royalty. In 1954 Dan and Bruce Cameron acquired the parcel. Then in 1971 the Cameron’s sold Figure Eight to Young Smith, Jr. for $4,000,000. Smith’s company, the Litchfield Plantation Company hired architects, Ligon Flynn and Henry Johnston, who subsequently designed many of the extraordinary homes on Figure Eight as well as the Island’s clubhouse and marina building. The marina’s contemporary design earned Ligon Flynn an honor award from the North Carolina chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Thanks in large part to the vision the Cameron’s first established and Litchfield Plantation respected and shared, Figure Eight is considered one of the most exclusive private islands on the east coast.
The Figure Eight Homeowners’ Association now owns the island which features unique private homes designed by award winning architects, Flynn and Johnston. The homes are designed for the island’s natural beauty and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway and Marsh.
Figure Eight’s privacy and low key nature has over the years attracted a great number of celebrities and politicians. Just minutes from the amenities of Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach, Figure Eight Island remains a highly coveted oceanfront community.
Southern Living at its finest!