Welcome to the historic Kidder House (Circa, 1910) a rare, shingle-style home in the heart of the historic district and the former residence of Louis T. Moore, a prominent Wilmingtonian at the turn of the 20th Century who was the chairman and founding member of New Hanover County's Historical Commission. Beautifully restored, this historic home epitomizes the style and grace of years gone by with the comforts and convenience of the modern era. Expertly preserved features include the rare and intricately-designed window muntins with original glazed panes, wood floors,10 ft ceilings, original doors, heavy moldings, 6 fireplaces (non-working) and more. The front exterior includes a walled garden that is elevated from the street with steps to the rocking-chair covered front porch displaying an Historic Wilmington Foundation plaque. At the original front door, the home's interior begins with a 1st floor vestibule with a French door leading to a foyer and from there, a light-filled living room (parlor) that boasts beautiful windows overlooking the front porch and charming fireplace. Heavy double doors lead to the large adjacent family room or bedroom with a 2nd fireplace. The renovated kitchen has a patio door to a private courtyard garden and there is a quaint dining room with a curved wall and other historic features. The 1st floor primary bedroom has a lovely original fireplace and a bright adjacent dressing room with a laundry closet, a half bath and a patio door to the courtyard garden. Completing the first floor is a newly renovated full bathroom featuring a tiled shower. On the second floor is a center hall with doors to 3 additional large bedrooms, all with wood floors and fireplaces. The full bathroom is charming with an original clawfoot tub/shower, a new vanity sink and lighting. A delightful covered rear deck is perfect for views of neighborhood rooftops and steeples and listening to the sound of nearby church bells. A bonus room accessible from the rear deck and rear bedroom includes a second laundry area, a closet and 2 walls of windows. With a small kitchen on the 2nd floor this home will also be desirable for anyone interested in short or long term rental income. Additional features include a 173 sq. ft. basement (former coal cellar) for storage, a home warranty, freshly painted exterior and a driveway leading to off-street parking for up to 4 cars. Located on a quiet block with 2 picturesque historic churches in front and behind the property, this historic beauty has an enviable location just 3 blocks to Wilmington's Riverwalk and 1 block to the Dock St. Farmers Market and a myriad of restaurants, shops, breweries, coffee shops, galleries, theaters and museums in downtown's Central Business District. Enjoy the walkability and beautiful sunsets from Wilmington's award-winning Riverwalk and a lifestyle filled with arts and culture from numerous downtown venues.
Listing courtesy of Bluecoast Realty Corporation.
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