Rare opportunity to purchase this fascinating half-acre property in the heart of downtown Wilmington. This Unique, incredibly solid single family home offers surprises and architectural details around every corner. From the main entrance into the formal foyer, your guests can see the whole first floor, even though the formal rooms are clearly defined. To the left, a huge sunlit living room welcomes guests as well as family living. The fireplace and original metal windows (with built-in retractable screens!) lend this room a formality seldom seen in newer construction. Adjacent is a library/study with its own fireplace, tons of built-ins, and access to the screened in back porch. The huge dining room also accesses the porch, and offers sliders outside as well. There is a sunroom off the sliders in need of repair that could easily be removed. The kitchen and butler’s pantry are ready to be opened up to create a huge modern kitchen – the lucky buyer can customize this space to their taste! Upstairs, the second floor offers four bedrooms and 2 baths, and the 3d floor has a 5th bedroom and 3d full bath. There is finished space in the rest of the 3d floor that has been used as family room/game room/hobby room over the years. This home has beautiful hardwood floors throughout, and matching wood trim in many rooms. The full basement includes a huge laundry room with tile floor, and best of all a BRAND NEW 2-unit HVAC system. So many great details to see in this unique property (Did I mention there’s a working elevator?!), and endless potential for the buyer with vision. Seller would prefer to sell as-is.