Wilmington has an amazing history and we are pleased to have represented dozens of these beauties!  There is a lot to know about historic homes and how the City of Wilmington seeks to preserve our heritage and history.

 

The Historic Wilmington Foundation is the steward of many of these homes, and you can learn more here!

Historic Wilmington Foundation

 

Meanwhile, take a look at some of the homes available for purchase now!

Historic Wilmington Homes

$680,000
3 Beds 2 Baths
Step into a piece of Wilmington NC's rich history at the Brady-Pollock House, a wonderful testament to timeless elegance. Built in 1906, this beautiful National Folk patent stone style residence awaits you in the heart of downtown. Situated on a deep lot spanning 165 feet within the National Register Historic District, this rare find boasts coveted off-street parking at the rear of the home. Enter the home from the wrap around front porch into the grand foyer with soaring ceilings, hardwood floors, and details which will transport you to a bygone era. The main level offers both formal and casual living spaces, including a charming family room, a formal living room and an updated kitchen which features ceiling-height custom cabinets, an oversized island, a gas range, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Directly off the kitchen you will find even more living space with an enclosed sunroom which leads to beautifully landscaped gardens, a patio, and a fire pit, perfect for outdoor gatherings or leisurely mornings.(not included in the total square footage). On the second floor, discover three spacious bedrooms and an office, where plaster walls gracefully curve around the hallway, enveloping you in old-world charm. Take notice of the exposed beams in the front bedroom, that add character and warmth to the space. For added versatility, make your way up the spiral staircase to the third-floor bonus room, an ideal retreat for a playroom or craft area. With a whole-house generator, enjoy peace of mind during power outages. Schedule your private tour of the Brady-Pollock House today.

610 S 3rd Street, Wilmington

$875,000
3 Beds 3 Baths
Here is your chance to own a piece of living history. Welcome to the Latimer Waddell House in historic downtown Wilmington. This graceful beauty sits only a few blocks from all the Port City has to offer, only a quick jaunt down to the Cape Fear River and all the quaint restaurants and shops. This all brick home has been lovingly restored from top to bottom. With three roomy bedrooms and three full baths, an office, large basement with workshop, this home has all the charms of an old home but recently updated. Sit on the fenced-in front porch and watch the city buzz by. The sun-filled living and dining rooms have full-sized pocket doors for an open floor plan or a more cozy setting, and the giant eat-in kitchen has been completely renovated, with stunning fantasy brown marble counters, marble subway tile backsplash, double wall ovens, spacious single-bowl sink, and versatile island; you can cook for a crowd. The French door opens on to the back deck, which perches over the tree-filled garden, a perfect, private getaway, just you and the birds. Take the steps down to the sunken garden, a magical space with a brick fountain, laden with water hyacinths, tucked under the magnolia and fig trees. Herringbone brick pathways lead you around the property. Back inside, take the sweeping staircase up to the second floor, where you can plan your home office. The front bedroom has built-in bookcases, whether you want to use it as a library or bedroom, or two room suite, as if can open to the second bedroom. The laundry room is upstairs with the bedrooms, located in the guest bathroom. The owners suite is at the back of the house, ringed with windows looking over the garden. Make sure you don't miss the luxurious bathroom, complete with double sinks, plenty of storage, the cast iron claw foot tub, newly refinished for that relaxing soak, and the walk in spa shower, lined with travertine. The basement lit by several windows can be accessed from inside the house or from outside

218 S 3rd Street, Wilmington

$1,100,000
6 Beds 5 Baths
THE GILCHRIST MANSION AND CARRIAGE HOUSE Many buildings are built, but very few are created It is a rare opportunity to buy a 6,950 sq ft historical mansion that allows a person to create something truly magnificent and magical. This Queen Anne-style historical mansion was built by E. William Gilchrist in 1894. There are two options to consider when purchasing this property. One is to follow through with the seller's plan to subdivide the mansion into 4 upscale residences (The Gilchrist Mansion and Carriage House) or, Two - renovate the 6 bedroom, 5 bath mansion as a luxurious palatial estate for your own use. It has taken 2 years to get The Gilchrist project to this point. The site has been cleared, and architectural and engineering plans are in place and ready for this majestic conversion. The purchase price includes all architectural and engineering plans and more. Please visit online at TheGilchrist to get a detailed overview of this unique project. It is very unlikely to find a large lot facing two streets in historic downtown Wilmington. This property consists of 0.42 acre and fronts Market Street as well as 7th Street and is within walking distance to the heart of downtown and very close to the new Coca-Cola Soda Pop district. The exterior of the mansion is in great shape, the metal roof is newer, the interior has been stripped down to its bones, and its bones are in excellent shape. The house features 12-foot ceilings, a grand staircase, a basement, 8 fireplaces and so much more! I can assure you that once you visit this property, the experience will be one of wonder and wonderful!

708 Market Street, Wilmington

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