About This 1903 Neoclassical For Sale In Wilson North Carolina
A possible once in a lifetime opportunity to own your own city estate. The house is very original and period, so if you are a home preservationist, this may be a home for you! You will be the 4th owners to own this 1903 home. It sits on approximately 1.28 acres of land that is one city block long by about 1/2 city block wide in the back park-like area. The home is approximately 7,200 SF excluding the unfinished (has closets and hardwood floors) 3rd floor which has endless possibilities (approximately 2,000 SF of additional space).
When you enter the home you will notice one of the beautiful fireplaces along with one of the most striking features of the home…the Gone With the Wind staircase! The dining room is massive and features a major focal point of French Zuber wallpaper. The home has hosted open houses with 300+ people with the use of the original kitchen and wet bar butler’s pantry. This area could be expanded if someone wanted a grand kitchen area as the laundry area is also off the kitchen and butler’s pantry.
The house also has a working passenger elevator. Each of the 4 bedrooms has its own full bathroom. One of these bathrooms has hand painted wallpaper. There are 5 fireplaces which the current owners have not used. There are 3 zones for heating and cooling. These can be used without using the boiler to heat the whole house. Others are HVAC zones for the A/C and heat.
The property contains 2 Coastal Redwood trees (Sequoia sempervirens) trees and a third near the front property line on the neighbors property. It is like living in a city park! The landscape was planned by Charles Gillette who did the VA state capitol and Governors residence and many high profile properties. Landscape plans are included with the sale of the house if wanted. There is a 2 car garage with possible upstairs living if restored. It is currently being used for storage.
So much more to see and describe. In addition to the 2 car garage, front parking court for 10 cars, additional rear parking 4+ cars. Passenger elevator. Redwood trees. Potential apartment above garage – currently storage. Preserved, historic features throughout house. Tank-less water heater. New (2017) period staircase access to 3rd floor / attic – potential for Master suite / recreation room. Cedar closets.
Sale includes numerous original plans/blueprints and spare original architectural detail pieces. Property is in the Historic District. Co-owner is Chairperson of the City of Wilson Historic Preservation Commission.