Historic House Listings

45 minutes to the beach! Circa, 1913. Over one acre. $165,000. NC

May 1, 2018

A movie scene was filmed in the attic. Located 35 minutes from Wilmington and about 45 minutes from Wrightsville Beach, NC. The owners of this home also bought another fixer upper that I featured on here. This house was originally built for the town Justice of the Peace. Owned by the same family until the last owners. Located on 1.4 acres in Atkinson, North Carolina. Built in 1913. Five bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,270 square feet. $165,000

From the Zillow listing:


Newly remodeled historic plaque home on approx.1.4 acres. American Four Square plan ca 1918, updated and cared for by current owner. Come sit and enjoy the neighborhood on the large front porch that runs most of the length of the house. Inside is full of old charm from the handmade wood trim, spacious 12 foot ceilings and newly finished beautiful original heart pine tongue & groove floors. New Roof, New Plumbing & Electrical, Newly Installed Kitchen and Beautifully Updated Bathrooms, buyer can choose final details. In the heart of Atkinson a block from the Town Hall, Library, Black River Health Center/pharmacy and the Post Office. A 30 minute ride to Wilmington’s downtown and MLK Parkway with one traffic light between. Wrightsville Beach is a mere 10 minutes further.
What I love about the home
Historic “plaque” home in a town of approx. 12 others ranging from 1894 to early 1900s. Extremely quiet and safe area, one block to everything in town with a very easy 30 minute ride to downtown Wilmington, ILM International airport and 10 minutes more to gorgeous Wrightsville Beach. Hundreds of miles of beaches from Myrtle Beach to the Outer Banks within reach. Viewed the premier of a movie where the climactic final scene was filmed in the attic of our 1911 Queen Anne home (scared even me!) presented in Wilmington’s historic 1855 Thalian Hall theater.

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