Historic House Listings

The Verandas Bed and Breakfast, Circa 1854. Benjamin Beery House in Wilmington, NC. $2,199,000

October 27, 2019

This Italianate is the Verandas Bed and Breakfast. It is also known as the Benjamin W. Beery House. Built for Benjamin Beery and his wife. He was part owner of a shipyard. This home was built in 1854. It is located in Wilmington, North Carolina and only a couple of blocks from the Cape Fear River. The current owners just completed a $500,000 renovation. It has all new paint inside and out, a new roof, refinished hardwood floors, and new carpeting. This bed and breakfast is a four diamond rated inn. Ten bedrooms, ten bathrooms, and 8,192 square feet. $2,199,000

From the Zillow listing:


This Premier Bed and Breakfast has been completely redone and is ready for sale! With a 500 thousand dollar renovation completed, this home features a new roof, new interior and exterior paint, beautifully refinished hardwood floors, new carpet. Most of the furniture has been either replaced or re-upholstered. The kitchen has been updated as has the downstairs owner’s quarters. Originally built as a single family home in 1854, this Italianate Mansion has been operating as a successful 4 Diamond rated Bed and Breakfast since its previous renovation in 1997. Offering 8,200 sq. ft., this iconic Historic Property is without equal. Located on what is arguably the best residential area in the Historic District, this property offers 8 large and luxuriously decorated guest suites – each with an attached full bath and individual thermostats. The main floor is impressive with its 12 X 40 entrance hall, a light filled formal living room with 10.5 ft windows, double width baseboards and masterfully crafted trim work. The main floor also features a 19 x 19 dining room complete with a mahogany dining table, an inviting reception area, an eat in Butler’s Pantry, a 3 season porch and a chef’s kitchen. The rear double doors lead to a raised slate patio with charming garden views. The additional 3 verandas all invite you to sit and enjoy the tree lined streets and the sights and sounds of Historic Wilmington. And finally there is a 2 bedroom street level apartment that is accessible from the main foyer as well as a separate entrance on 2nd street. This would make an excellent in law suite or rental. For an extra treat take the spiral staircase from the 3rd floor to the cupola …from there you have a 360 degree view of Wilmington from one of the highest lots in the area! Please see attached features list as there are too many to list them all here. This incredible property could convey as an operating Bed and Breakfast complete with furnishings but could easily be converted to a single family home….and don’t forget that it is only 2 blocks to the Cape Fear River and 4 blocks to restaurants, cafes, music venues etc. A short list of items that would not convey is available.


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