The Historic Honnet House

322 S Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Auction Details
  • Previously listed price$1900000

    Starting Bid $750,000

  • Auction start dateOctober 10 2022@ 09:00 AM

  • Preview schedule

    FRI., OCT. 7TH, 11:00AM - 3:00PM SAT., OCT. 8TH, 11:00AM - 3:00PM SUN., OCT. 9TH, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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The Historic Honnet House
Overlooking the Cape Fear River, this luxurious estate is an iconic landmark of Wilmington’s Historic District, with superior architectural design and gracious spaces.
Built circa 1881 in the Italianate style by jeweler, George Honnet, the Honnet House is the heart of Wilmington’s residential Historic District. Known for its enormous Ionic columns and expansive porches, pictures of this beautiful home have been used to promote the Wilmington for years. With nearly 12’ ceilings, the main level offers a sense of grandeur with exquisite, period accents. Both boasting elegant fireplaces, the cozy living room flows into a formal dining room with a recessed niche for a buffet. Towards the rear of the home is a den flanked with exceptional wainscotting, soaring windows, and dual access to the expansive front porch and a rear porch. A chef’s kitchen offers ample space with an oversized bar, spacious butler’s pantry and is adjacent to a large sitting room / breakfast area. Framed glass sliding doors separate the front and back parlors. Rounding out the main level is a full bath and workshop. Second floor offers exceptionally charming guest accommodations with 3 guest bedrooms and a full bath – one of which has access to its own, private balcony. The second-level master is its own, exceptional retreat, complete with fireplace, stunning bath, and access to a covered balcony, overlooking the Cape Fear River. Additionally, a spacious sitting room presents opportunity for an office, with access to the master’s balcony and a rear staircase. The fully fenced property is comprised of numerous gardens, with the backyard featuring a large, brick patio and serene privacy. Furthermore, the adjacent wooded lot behind the Honnet House, at 25 Nun Street, is also included.
  • Beds
    4Beds
  • Baths
    3Baths
  • Sq. ft.
    4353Sq. Ft.
  • Acres
    0.25Acres
  • Year of Build
    1881Year Built
  • Historic
  • Metropolitan
Property Features
  • The Honnet House was originally built circa 1881 on Sunset Hill with the expansive wraparound porch and Ionic columns added in 1914.
  • Situated on a quarter acre, the property overlooks the Cape Fear River and is recognized by the Historic Wilmington Foundation – serving as an iconic landmark for the area’s historic district.
  • Grand interiors reflect historical charm throughout, including crystal chandeliers, exceptional crown molding, wainscotting, and custom accents.
  • Chef’s kitchen featuring gorgeous exposed brick offers ample space for entertaining with an oversized bar, separate breakfast/sitting room, and includes an expansive butler’s pantry.
  • The den, located at the rear of the house, features abundant natural light with its soaring windows, dual access to the expansive front porch and additional rear, covered porch.
  • Second-floor master suite is a relaxing escape with a fireplace, stunning bathroom, and access to a covered balcony with river views.
  • Three charming guest bedrooms round out the second level, in addition to a spacious sitting area that would be ideal for an office.
  • Wrought-iron fenced property is accented with numerous gardens and palmettos and includes a serene backyard boasting a large brick patio.
  • Perfect for hobbyists, a 134± sqft workshop is located at the rear of the home.
  • The 672± sqft unfinished basement presents perfect opportunity for utilization as wine cellar or additional storage.
  • Ensuring future privacy, 25 Nun Street, an adjacent wooded lot behind the home is also included.
  • Ideally located one block away from Wilmington's Riverwalk, the property is also less than 30 minutes from the area’s popular beaches and attractions.
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