One of only a handful of Wilmington Historic homes that overlook the Cape Fear River, the Philander Pearsall house was built in 1899 on a Revolutionary War encampment known as Sunset Hill. Sited at 31 feet above the river, the residence offers sweeping panoramic views from Memorial Bridge to the battle ship USS-North Carolina. A beautiful blend of the original character (with heart pine and tiger oak parquet flooring) with the modern conveniences of a new kitchen open to the riverfront family room and updated master bath. In addition to the 4 bedrooms, there is an income producing studio apartment. Additional features include deep double rear porches, an open flat backyard and plenty of off-street parking.
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Enjoy the Wilmington Downtown lifestyle and your beautiful home located on ''Hannah's Corner''. The quaint brick lined streets beckon the pitter patter of passersby and the close knit neighbors walking by saying hello on breezy afternoons! Enjoy the benefits of being across the street from the Historic area of town without the restrictions of the District. This home has been through an extensive application process of being recognized by The Historic Wilmington Foundation. ''The Blake House'' was built in 1912 for John William Blake (1884-1933) and is a two-story, frame, Neoclassical Revival style residence. Your home sits beautifully on this corner lot on Castle and 2nd streets and boasts a rocking chair wrap-around front porch. Cont... As a bonus, your home is sited on not one but 3 parcels. Where in downtown Wilmington are you to find a home with room to grow? The extra vacant lot, which has recently been acquired, offers the opportunity for a carriage house, pool or additional gardens. The extra lot can be accessible through the existing brick fenced gardens or through the alley access in the rear of the property. The interior of the house displays a paneled entrance hall and closed string staircase with newel posts and square balustrades. Hardwoods, 4 decorative fireplaces and all formals. Some lighting fixtures are original to home home. A private walk in pantry gives you the extra storage that you come to expect. Spanish handmade tile floors in the Sunroom/Den, Breakfast room and Kitchen. The kitchen boasts two rooms both with butcher block countertops, sinks, tile backsplash and farm sink. Your second floor accommodates 2 bedrooms with 2 baths and a third room without a closest that is being used as an additional bedroom. The master suite has a second floor exterior porch, interior sunporch or hobby area and a grand walk-in closet. The master bath was added to the home and is a sight to be seen for a 1912 home! Last but not least, enjoy your private walled garden with custom plantings and a wired Hobby or artist's studio! Fireplaces are Decorative and Not Working.
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It's not every day that you have a chance to buy a historic home such as this. Not only is it historic in that it was built in 1897 and is registered with the Historic Wilmington Foundation with a plaque but it is also historic in that it was the same house which was used as the ''Muppet house'' in the 1999 movie Muppets From Space filmed right here in Wilmington! Even before you enter the Norman Rockwell-esque white picket fence gate you have a feeling about this house that it is a special place. The front porch is a rare and important feature of this house that makes its charm second to none. Once inside you really get a full effect of the historical nature of this house and the careful thorough restoration.
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