Miles Costin House

20 S 5th Ave
Wilmington, NC 28401
Telephone: 910-367-9767

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Property Size 684 sq ft
Sale Price $840,000
Listing Firm Intracoastal Realty
Current As Of 06.09.18
Listing Contact Michelle Clark
Contact Telephone 910-367-9767
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This is the Gem of all Gems in Wilmington's Downtown Historic District, built in 1853 by Miles Costin and James F. Post, architect. The Miles Costin House is an elegant home featuring 6900 square feet of impressive design w/5 BD and 4 BR.

The glazed double door entrance leads you into the palatial interior of ornate Italianate craftsmanship. Guests will be able to walk through the main floor where a central hallway opens to symmetrical double parlors. A gorgeous handcrafted central staircase leads to three floors of exquisite beauty. Newly renovated gourmet cooks kitchen, quaint butler's pantry w/a second back staircase & nook make the first floor nothing but amazing.

The second floor encompasses a Master Suite, large walk-in closet, magnificent bath w/jetted tub, walk-in shower, dual vanities, center island and water closet, plus 2 additional spacious bedrooms, one with full bathroom. As you meander to the third floor you will find yet another Great Room, 2 bedrooms, craft room, full bathroom and another washer & dryer. Hand-carved woodwork, tall ceilings, heart pine flooring, hidden storage behind the 1st-floor bookcase, 16 (non-working) fireplaces that can be converted to gas, built-ins, nooks and more!

The picturesque porch front and side veranda are the perfect settings to entertain. A gated entry leads to a beautifully landscaped brick courtyard. Off street parking, outdoor shower and basement storage are special features. A 1-bedroom 1-bath ground floor apartment with separate entrance and outdoor courtyard is ready for your tenant to move in full-time, or enjoy a weekend in the City is potential rental income.

Located in the Historic Business District. James F. Post, known as "the father of architecture" and the premier builder/architect in the City from the mid-to-late 19th century built this home, Thalian Hall, Latimer House, Bellamy Mansion, and many fine homes." He has done more than any other man to beautify the City of Wilmington by the hundreds of beautiful homes his taste and skill have designed".