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$1,300,000
4 Beds 3 Baths 100347398 MLS
Iconic Antebellum Elegance: The Ballard-Potter-Bellamy House is an architectural gem in the crown of one of the nation's earliest historic districts. Painterly light spills into its bright interiors through 31 oversize windows dating from 1844. Rip sawn heart pine floors, 12-ft ceilings, and carved marble fireplaces appoint oversize parlors with walk out sash windows wrapped by 3 generous porches. The upstairs step-out roof overlooks the skyline of downtown serving as gateway to the idyllic tree-lined Historic District w/breathtaking sunset views over the Cape Fear. Award winning Restaurants, Music Venues, River Walk, Water Tours and more are steps from the front door. Charming horse drawn carriage tours, Historic Foundation, Historical Society, Children's Museum and Community Art Center all grace the block.Authentic restoration includes custom Cherrywood Japanese soaking tub, glass enclosed walk in shower and custom historic scullery kitchen featuring luxury cooking appliances by Fulgor Milano of Italy, Fisher Paykel Dish/Cooling drawers and Liebherr refrigeration. Separate access porch entry allows for secure deliveries while the large eat-in kitchen space remains highly customizable. Unexpected storage delights in the laundry/linen room, deep closets and large attic- also keepsake for two centuries of architectural antiques for future restoration. An oval sculpted formal garden opens into terraces on the over quarter acre lot with an underground rainwater cistern fed by rooftop French gutters. Recent modernizations include well pump and irrigation controller for garden well, tankless hot water heater, recessed closet fans, silent bath fans, and refurbished hardware including keys for the antebellum era locks. While the original horse carriage stoop remains, two parking spaces have been added to the gated grounds for modern convenience. There is a reason why this Southern Living featured home has remained one of Wilmington's most celebrated homes since 1844.

121 S 2nd Street, Wilmington

Listing courtesy of Haven Realty Co..

$1,900,000
4 Beds 3 Baths 100333762 MLS
AUCTION - Seller offering property via online auction. Bid online beginning Monday, Oct. 10th with a starting bid of only $750K. Public viewing begins at 11 a.m. on Oct. 7th to view this spectacular property. The Honnet House was built in 1881 by the area's most prominent Jeweler and watchmaker, and it remained in the family until after World War II. Known for its enormous Ionic columns and expansive porches, pictures of this beautiful home have been used to promote the Historic District and Wilmington for years. Benjamin Moore Paints used this home as the cover photo for their Historic Paints brochure in the 1980s. When the front door opens, one is swept into the foyer with the wide stairway taking off in front of you and the hallway alongside leading to the large kitchen in the back of the house. The spacious foyer features the elegant pier mirror ordered for the house by its original owner, George Honnet, and one cannot help but notice the unusually tall ceilings - just shy of 12 feet! On the left side of the house, framed glass sliding doors separate the front and back parlors. The dining room at the back has a recessed niche for a buffet, and the cozy living room has a fireplace with windows to either side. The kitchen and spacious breakfast room are at the back of the house along with a full bath and the back enclosed stair. Upstairs there are four bedrooms - one with access to the large balcony overlooking Front Street, and two full baths. At the back of the upstairs is a wonderful space that would make a perfect office, as there are windows facing the Cape Fear River. This house is being sold along with the adjacent wooded lot behind it at 25 Nun Street. Agent is not engaging in auctioneering activities. Listing agent has full terms and conditions of the sale and schedule appointment to preview the home.

322 S Front Street, Wilmington

Listing courtesy of Intracoastal Realty Corporation.

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