Wilmington, N.C.- One of the oldest homes in Wilmington, and one of the true beacons of historic district, will hit the auction block in October.
The estate located on 322 South Front Street is known as the Honnet House. It was built in 1881 by a jeweler and watchmaker, and it remained in the family until after World War II. The property is best known for enormous columns that greet visitors in the front. In the back, from its vantage point on a slight hill, are amazing views of the Cape Fear River.
According to an online site called Mansion Global, the Honnet House has an asking price of $1.9 million but bidding will at start at $750,000.
Features include 12-foot ceilings, custom moldings and millwork, ornate fireplaces, crystal chandeliers throughout, front and back parlors and a grand staircase.
Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, with the primary bedroom suite offering a fireplace and covered balcony overlooking the river. There are also glass pocket doors throughout the residence.
Public viewing of the Honnet House will start at 11 a.m. on Oct. 7th, with the first bids in the online auction being accepted on October 10th.