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The historic district in Wilmington, North Carolina is a charming and picturesque area filled with beautifully preserved architecture and rich history. This district, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located in the heart of downtown Wilmington and spans over 230 blocks.

Visitors can stroll along the brick-lined streets and admire the well-preserved Victorian, Queen Anne, and Georgian-style homes, as well as historic churches, theaters, and commercial buildings.

The district also includes the Riverwalk, a popular spot for locals and tourists alike to enjoy stunning views of the Cape Fear River. With its blend of history and modern amenities, the historic district in Wilmington is a must-see destination for anyone visiting the area.

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Recent Historic District Listings

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

3 Beds 3 Baths
Welcome to 318 S 6th St, a beautifully preserved historic gem nestled in the vibrant city of Wilmington, NC. This elegant residence offers a perfect blend of classic architectural features and modern comforts, creating an inviting atmosphere for gracious living.As you step through the front door, you'll be greeted by the timeless elegance of this home. The living room boasts ample natural light, creating a warm and inviting space for relaxation or entertaining guests. Original hardwood floors and high ceilings add to the charm and character of the home.The kitchen is a chef's dream, featuring sleek countertops, stainless steel appliances, and plenty of cabinet space for storage. Whether you're preparing a gourmet meal or enjoying a casual breakfast, this kitchen is sure to inspire your culinary creativity.Upstairs, you'll find three cozy bedrooms, each offering a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The master bedroom features large windows that overlook the picturesque neighborhood, providing a serene ambiance for restful nights.Outside, the backyard garden is a tranquil oasis where you can unwind after a long day. Surrounded by lush greenery, it's the perfect spot for enjoying a morning cup of coffee or hosting summer barbecues with family and friends.Conveniently located in the heart of Wilmington, this home offers easy access to a wealth of amenities. Explore the charming shops and restaurants of downtown Wilmington, or take a leisurely stroll along the nearby Riverwalk.Don't miss this opportunity to own a piece of Wilmington's rich history. Schedule your private showing of 318 S 6th St today and experience the magic of this timeless home for yourself!

318 S 6th Street, Wilmington

5 Beds 5 Baths
Presented for sale is ''Tuscany,'' a beautifully and meticulously restored home designed in 1854 by the renowned architect James F. Post and restored by the current owners between 2005 and 2007. It was designed in the Italianate Style with Greek Revival and Rococo Revival elements. Notice the gracious semi-circular staircase that leads you to the welcoming front porch. Upon entering the home, it is the 3-story curved walnut balustrade that captures your eye, along with the heart pine floors, and the large entry hall where you can see through to the wall of windows at the back of the house. This floor offers ample living space with its beautifully proportioned double parlors that feature cast iron fireplaces as well as cornice molding and tray ceilings. In addition, there are two dining rooms, both with chandeliers - one of which once purportedly hung in the White House. The expansive kitchen is a chef's dream with custom cherry cabinetry throughout, a Walk in Pantry, Wolf Gas Range and Oven, Sub Zero Refrigerator and Freezer, and Bosch Dishwasher. There is a specially designed ''island'' that tucks neatly into the cabinetry! The French Doors at the back of the kitchen open onto a large, covered porch offering a view of St. Mary Basilica as well as the gorgeous magnolia tree in the backyard! There is a laundry area tucked away with storage and a foldingspace as well as a Butler's Pantry with mini fridge, storage, and an elevator that services all three floors. On the top floor, the large 16 x 16 ft primary suite is adjoined by a sitting room (which could be converted to a bedroom as both rooms offer closets). The primary bedroom accesses two full bathrooms, both with double sinks and showers. Across the hall there are two bedrooms and another full bathroom. On the first level there is a study, a family room, and a Sauna Room as well as a guest room with attached full bath. There is a large ''Flex Room'' at the rear of the home with a full bath and seperate entran

120 S 5th Avenue, Wilmington

6 Beds 5 Baths
THE GILCHRIST MANSION AND CARRIAGE HOUSE Many buildings are built, but very few are createdIt 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

5 Beds 6 Baths
The Charity-Prescott House (c.1837) located in Historic Downtown Wilmington has a bed and breakfast permit and is grandfathered in for short term rental use that transfers to the new owner upon sale. This turnkey short term rental business comes with five fully furnished and decorated 1 bedroom condos each come with a dedicated off-street parking spot plus 3 extra parking spots for maintenance. Parking passes can be purchase for street parking for you or your guest. The amazing location is a short walk to the famous Wilmington Riverwalk, dinning and much more. HOA agreement in place and each condo is allowed to legally operate as a short term rentals indefinitely. Each unit is decorated in a different style which comes with a new water heater, queen bed with hybrid mattresses and mattress protectors, a coffee and snack bar, welcome basket, kitchen basics, bathroom basics, linens, pillows, bedding, towels, decor, smart TV, appliances, and furniture. The 2nd floor condos have private balconies, and the 2 first floor condos have shared porch access. Wi-fi haș been integrated throughout the house for each condo. The building was fully renovated in the mid 2000's, including the installation of a metal and membrane roof. If the new owner wishes to operate the short term rentals themselves, WVH will include their short term rental inventory system, cleaning system, software setup, and a list of suppliers to help the new owner get started. The other available option is that Wilmington Vacation Homes can offer to continue to manage the property. The Wilmington Vacation Homes team is located in Wilmington and includes full-time cleaners, full-time management, maintenance, pest control, and in-house commercial laundry. If the new owner wishes, WVH can continue to book the units on Airbnb, VRBO, booking, expedia, hopper, and Wilmington Vacation Homes with their established ratings and manage the units.

415 S Front Street Unit #A,B,C,D And E, Wilmington

4 Beds 4 Baths
Welcome to 508 S Front St, a beautifully restored historic home nestled in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. The Wessel-Harper House built in 1845 combines timeless architectural details and greek-revival style with modern updates, offering the perfect blend of old-world charm and contemporary comfort. The main level boasts a spacious living area and family room, adorned with original hardwood floors, soaring ceilings, and large windows.The kitchen contains custom cabinetry, a large center island, new double oven and refrigerator. The open floor plan seamlessly connects the kitchen, extra living space, and dining area creating an ideal space for entertaining friends and family. You will also notice a wet bar across from the office including a new wine cooler and mini fridge.Upstairs, you'll find a sitting area and the primary suite. The suite features a generous bedroom with ample closet space and a spa-like en-suite bathroom, complete with a soaking tub, walk-in shower, and dual vanity. Two additional bedrooms and a full bathroom with walk in shower complete the second floor, providing comfortable accommodations for family members or guests.The home also offers a second porch with private entrance to an extra bedroom, bathroom, and versatile bonus room, perfect for a home office, in-law suite, or short term rental!!Step outside to the fenced in yard to find a patio ideal for an entertaining or off street parking for four cars.Located in the desirable Historic District, this home allows for easy access to the vibrant cultural scene, popular restaurants, and boutique shops that Wilmington is renowned for. This home is also conveniently located close to the public boat ramp. Don't miss the opportunity to own this meticulously maintained historic gem. Located in the desirable downtown area, this home allows for easy access to the vibrant cultural scene, popular restaurants, and boutique shops that Wilmington is renowned for. The Riverwalk, with its breathtaking views of the Cape Fear River, is just a short stroll away, offering a perfect spot for leisurely walks or jogging. This home is also conveniently located close to the public boat ramp. Don't miss the opportunity to own this meticulously maintained historic gem. Schedule your private showing today and experience the charm and elegance of 508 S Front St.

508 S Front Street, Wilmington

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