Neighbor to the governor, host to a president- Welcome to the Historic Parker-Saunders House, a magnificent Greek Revival at 401 South Front Street in Wilmington, North Carolina. Steeped in rich history and boasting exquisite architectural details, this 1844 masterpiece exudes timeless elegance. With 4 bedrooms and 4 baths spread across 4,450 square feet, this home is a true testament to craftsmanship and enduring charm.Upon entering, you'll be greeted by the grandeur of the cantilevered staircase, a striking feature that curves gracefully from the top floor to the English-style basement. The original heart pine flooring throughout adds warmth and character, exemplifying ''they just don't make them like they used to''.Balancing old and new, the home has been tastefully updated while preserving its historic essence. Fresh paint in areas, new bathroom vanities and countertops and a revitalized kitchen blend modern convenience and classic allure. The first floor holds all of the common living spaces including a library, adorned with built-in shelving, offering a quiet retreat for book lovers. A spacious parlor flows to the formal dining room, separated by sliding pocket doors. The 12 foot ceilings on this floor and intricate moulding detail add to the elegance and appeal. Upstairs holds the primary suite and three additional bedrooms. The English-style basement has another full bathroom, bonus room and two large additional flex rooms. There are 7 fireplaces scattered throughout the house, adding a touch of romance and a reminder of a bygone era. Outdoors, the original bath house, artfully converted into a shed, provides practical storage for gardening supplies. Brick walkways meander through the enchanting grounds, adorned with decorative patios and a beautiful brick wall offering both privacy and charm.Across the street stands the historic Dudley mansion, a grand residence built in 1825 for North Carolina Governor Edward Dudley. Its rich history adds to the allure of the neighborhood. Stroll along the picturesque, sidewalk-lined street, as horse and carriage tours pass by regularly, adding to the ambiance of historic downtown Wilmington. The location of the Parker-Saunders House is simply unbeatable. With views of the Cape Fear River, you're just a block away from the famous Wilmington Riverwalk. You'll find yourself within easy reach of the area's best dining, bars, and restaurants, offering an unparalleled lifestyle. Immerse yourself in the vibrant arts and culture scene at nearby Wilson Center, historic Thalian Hall or Live Oak Bank Pavilion. Don't miss this rare opportunity to own a piece of history, where the past blends harmoniously with the present. Come and experience the timeless elegance of the Parker-Saunders House, where each room tells a story, and begin writing its next chapter.
Listing courtesy of Nest Realty.
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