This two-story property in downtown Wilmington offers a great opportunity for a unique residence and/or business with a storied past. Only seven blocks to the riverfront, the house is located on a brick-lined street on an elevated corner lot with mature landscaping. It is in the historic Brooklyn neighborhood, originally developed as a downtown middle-class African American neighborhood.
The former funeral home has an open floor plan that offers versatility while maintaining the historic character of the property. The exterior features tripartite windows and cedar shake siding in the gable ends. The front porch is flanked by Tuscan columns and the front door features a transom and sidelights.
The property requires a complete rehabilitation including roof repairs, new HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems. In the process of converting the house to a funeral home, some interior walls and structural supports were removed, leaving an open floorplan but creating some structural issues. Buyers may choose whether to retain the open floor plan or restore the missing walls. A contributing structure in the Wilmington Historic District, the property is eligible for historic preservation tax credits.