121 S 5th Avenue

Wilmington NC, 28401


Welcome to the historic Louis T. Moore home (Circa, 1910), a rare shingle-style home in the heart of Wilmington's Historic District. The front exterior features a fenced yard and a sumptuous wrap-around covered front porch, with an historic plaque, perfect for relaxing with friends and family. Beautifully restored, this historic home epitomizes the style and grace of years gone by with the comforts and convenience of the modern era. Expertly preserved features include wood floors throughout, original French doors, tall ceilings, pocket doors, historic moldings, 6 fireplaces (2 with natural gas logs), original built-ins and more. The interior of the home begins with an elegant foyer that opens into a keeping room. From there, heavy pocket doors lead to the light-filled formal living room (parlor) boasting a fireplace and double French doors that open to the front porch. Another pair of pocket-doors open to an exquisite dining room featuring original built-in bookcases and a charming fireplace. The spacious family room, with a wall of windows and an ornate fireplace, make it perfect for entertaining or for more intimate gatherings. A stunning epicurean kitchen includes granite counters, stainless steel appliances, floor to ceiling cabinets and an original built-in hutch. Adjoining the kitchen is a combination walk-in pantry and laundry room. Relax in the light-filled sunroom or breakfast room, with oversized windows overlooking the rear deck and garden. The master bedroom suite on the second floor is beyond compare. It includes a spacious master bedroom with a beautiful fireplace, a separate master den with custom cabinets, and a lavish walk-in closet. A superbly designed luxurious master bathroom has a striking glass-tiled floor, a spa-like tub, walk-in shower, double vanities and a water closet. Two additional bedrooms each with a fireplace and 2 full bathrooms complete the second floor. Other features of this fine residence include a walk-up attic and walk-down basement (both offering abundant storage options), a 4th full bathroom on the first floor, a reardeck overlooking a brick patio and gardens, and 2 off-street parking spaces. This is your chance to own a piece of history. Louis T. Moore, was a notable Wilmington native at the turn of the 20th Century who was an historian, preservationist, photographer, Chairman of the New Hanover County Historical Commission and Executive-Secretary of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce. This historic beauty is located on an avenue with a tree-lined meridian, just a short walk to Wilmington's thriving Riverwalk, numerous restaurants, galleries, coffee shops, breweries, historic Thalian Hall, the Wilson Performing Arts Center, Convention Center and Port City Marina. Enjoy a walkable lifestyle, filled with arts and culture, with this exceptional Historic District home.


Listing TypeFor Sale
Days On Site14


Bath(s) 4 Full
SQ Feet3,201

Additional Information

Ocean FrontNo
Ocean ViewNo
Water AccessNo
Bonus RoomNo
Boat SlipNo
Master DownNo
Finished Room Over GarageNo
Great RoomNo

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Area Information

CountyNew Hanover
Zip Code28401
AreaNew Hanover
Community NameHistoric District
Elementary SchoolSnipes
Middle SchoolWilliston
High SchoolNew Hanover
Listing VS Median (in Historic District)
low | high
100% of Average
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74.242424242424% of Average
$ / SqFt:
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95.030005455537% of Average
On Site:
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46.666666666667% of Average
Listing Updated: 04/02/2020
MLS Number: 100210520
Listing Provided By:
Monica D Rolquin  of  RE MAX Essential
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