Historic House Listings

Camellia Cottage, functioning B&B. Circa 1889 in Wilmington, NC. $875,000

July 30, 2018

Camellia Cottage, also known as the Williams MacMillan house was built in 1889. Located in the downtown historic district of Wilmington, North Carolina. Close to restaurants, shops and the River Walk. The dutch door is original to the house and features a hand-forged bronze lock. The third floor houses the 600 square foot owners quarters. Six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and 4,524 square feet. $875,000

From the Zillow listing:


Camellia Cottage, an Historic 1889 Queen Anne Style Home is located in Wilmington’s downtown Historic District-close to shops, restaurants, antique stores, watering holes, and the River walk. It is located on one of the best-preserved blocks in the city–stately trees, brick paving and colorful gardens enhance the historic ambiance. It is being offered for sale as a B&B or as a private residence. A gorgeous veranda occupies the entire front of the house, providing views of the lush azaleas and camellias, and features a painted mural on the inside of the facade. The Dutch door is original to the house and includes a hand-forged, bronze lock. Many interior details were designed and executed by the wife of the original owner, who was both artist and botanist, including the beautiful passion flowers on the first-floor bedroom mantle and the tiles surrounding the dining room fireplace. The front of the second floor contains three spacious bedrooms, each with fireplace, large windows and full bath. The back of the second floor is an apartment-style unit that includes bedroom, living room, kitchenette and bathroom, overlooking beautiful gardens. The third floor houses the 600 square foot owner’s quarters or in-law suite including bedroom, living room, bathroom and office.
The large kitchen has recently been remodeled and updated. The rear door leads to a lovely back porch, winding brick driveway and built-in garage and storage area. This property can be and incredible residence or a place to work and live by taking advantage of the incredible reputation of the Camellia Bed and Breakfast.

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