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Historic Properties for Sale and Rent

Is there any better place to look for a vintage home to rent or buy than on a website for people who love historic properties?

As a service to HWF members at the $75 level and up, we happily advertise available properties free of charge. Become a member of HWF and list your rental properties here.


Blair Middleton, Office Manager

For Rent

See below for what’s available now:

Allen Casavant

This garden apartment in the historic Northrop-Oldham house, circa 1829, has a private courtyard entrance and is located on South 2nd Street, just two blocks from Riverwalk and downtown attractions.

1,000 square feet, 1 BR/1 BA apartment can be furnished or unfurnished. Includes full kitchen with all appliances plus washer/dryer and gas logs in the fireplace. Features beautiful structural elements such as brick and hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, and a courtyard patio.


(910) 690-8589

Ann Keiser

Call or email for available properties.

(910) 763-7007 (landline, so no texts please)

Art & Lee Wallach

1 & 2 BR unfurnished apartments in the heart of the downtown historic district. All within walking distance of historic downtown. Water, trash & sewer included. Call for availability.

(910) 232-8628

Barbara McKenzie & Jay Tervo

Historic civil war era home with four apartments offers a second floor front, Apartment C.
This is a one bedroom, one bath apartment for rent August 20,2019.
Located on Orange Street this historic home backs up to St. Mary’s Basilica. Completely Furnished, All utilities (recycling, trash, internet, wifi, water/sewer) included. Renter pays electric. Apt C has curb parking in front and a side entrance with rocking chair porch. 
Apt C is furnished with leather sofas, Alexander Julian Bedroom furniture, new electric stove and refrigerator. There is a laundry room for Apt C and D on the same floor. Large closet, queen sleigh bed and chest of drawers. Bedding and bath linens included. Very sunny.  
Available September 1, 2019. Call for details.

Jay 910-367-3495
Barbara 910-367-3496
Email Jay

Benedict Fortunati

Call for available properties.

(910) 343-8029

Brian Beers & Louise Bliss

Call or email for available properties.

(540) 729-1216
(703) 282-7043
Email Louise
Email Brian

Chris Beck

Call or email for available properties.

Chris: (910) 352-8256
Email Chris
Abby: (910) 540-4745

Dave Billitto

Unique collection of multiple furnished and unfurnished properties focused in and around Front Street. Includes a one of a kind (c. 1837) historic residence used as 5 separate furnished condos, historic luxury 2 bedroom units on Nun (Author Robert Ruark’s childhood home), multiple other properties and units.  Welcome!

The 1brs on front in a 200 year old property are available for any length of stay while other properties vary from weeks to full year rentals.  We are happy to refer to other owners.

Come stay in History!

(910) 297-0145
Email Dave 

Deanes Gornto

Call for available properties.

(910) 762-7915

Dwight & Sandra Davis

Call for available properties.

(919) 880-6336 or (919) 605-6362

Gold Walker

Call for available properties.

(910) 343-1767

Jim Beck

Call for available properties.

Jim: (910) 540-4488
Abby: (910) 540-4745

Jim Snow

Call for available properties.

(910) 251-0084

John Debnam

1417 Country Club Rd

$2,500/month plus $2,500 deposit, with minimum 12-month lease.

2-story brick Tudor house: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, living room, dining room, kitchen, den, and sun room.

Includes stove and refrigerator, dishwasher, steam heat (radiators) and central AC, washer and dryer.

Features oak floors and two decorative fireplaces–one in living room, one in master bedroom.

Utilities paid by tenant. Two-car garage. No pets.

Mr. Debnam: (910) 762-9814

Joy Allen

Call for available properties.

(910) 251-9865
or (910) 538-3781
Email Joy

Matt Erb

410 Queen St

2 Bedrooms and 2 Full bathrooms.
1,000 sqft property on giant 6,434 sqft lot

Turn of the century home features hardwood floors, 10+ foot ceilings, and original fireplace mantels. Open shelving in kitchen was custom-made from original floor joists.

Newly renovated kitchen with all new appliances, including 5-burner gas stove. Other modern amenities include stackable washer & dryer, tankless water heater, and central air.

Completely fenced in back yard, with wooden deck, brick patio, and fire pit.
Locked shed available for use, and covered area next to shed to store lawn furniture, bikes etc.
Front yard enclosed with white picket fence; front porch has a swing.

Driveway allows for side-by-side off-street parking for two vehicles.

Available for rent starting January 1, 2020
$1,500 per month plus one month security deposit
1-year lease minimum
Utilities are NOT included
Pets negotiable

Contact Matt for photos

(910) 443-2721
(texts are preferred)

Email Matt

Nancy Bullock

Retail and office space available in historic Chandler’s Wharf, The Cotton Exchange, and Front Street Centre (130 N Front).

(910) 262-7633
Email Nancy

Patricia Nixon

Second Floor Fully Furnished Apartment
417 South Front St
$1700 plus $275 towards utilities per month
$1975 Deposit
All Included:
Electric, gas, water/sewer/trash, Spectrum Cable (many, many channels) and high speed internet, off street parking (Value $100), plus landscape maintenance, locked storage space for bikes etc.
Approx 1700 square feet, consisting of a large private front entrance, 2 large bedrooms, and 2 large baths and living room. The kitchen includes all appliances along with a washer/dryer. There is a private back entrance on to a cute private balcony that leads to your parking and full access of the yard. This unit has stunning 10 foot ceilings, original trim, floors and even fireplaces.
One of a kind, meticulously restored, 1895 2-story National Register Victorian charmer, complete with all new 2015 /16 amenity upgrades! Awarded the 2015 Preservation Award for Rehabilitation by the Historic Wilmington Foundation. The home is adorned with stunning original woodwork, moldings, and heart pine flooring that were all meticulously restored. Photos available upon request.
Only a two-minute walk from the nationally acclaimed Cape Fear River Walk, on the most prestigious and desirable block of the Historic Residential District. A very leisurely stroll to everything that our vibrant downtown offers…shops, galleries, music halls, theaters, social establishments and a plethora of fantastic restaurants. Imagine yourself enjoying a nice, cool beverage as you relax in a rocking chair on the old southern wrap around porch, admiring the delightful horse-drawn carriages slowly passing by, back dropped by the beautiful sunset over the river.

(910) 398-7046 (call or text)
Email Patricia

Robert Erb

Historic pre-civil war building behind 308 South Third St. Private entrance. One off-street parking space included. All utilities (gas, electric, internet water/sewer) included. Apt is fully furnished, bi-level (2 stories) with internal staircase. First level – living room, galley kitchen-(electric stove, full size fridge, dishwasher, microwave), 1/2 bath and laundry with stacking washer/dryer. Upstairs-bedroom includes triple dresser, chest of drawers, queen bed. Also large walk-in closet and full bathroom. Windows on 3-sides for lots of light and cross ventilation. All inclusive rent is $1,175/mo. References required. One month’s rent for security required.  Available August 1, 2019.

(910) 409-2112
Email Robert

Scott Woehr

Studio, 1, 2 & 3 BR apartments in historic district. $650-$1300. 806 Orange Street (c. 1906 J.W. Carmichael house); 713 Chestnut Street (c. 1870 Gerard M. Altaffer house); 408.5 Dock Street, 410 Dock Street, and 412 Dock Street; and 420 South Fifth Avenue. Call regarding availability.

(240) 988-9459

Sweyer Property Management

Find the perfect home to rent in downtown Wilmington and throughout the area at

Check us out online where you can conveniently take a tour of our most recent inventory of homes and can submit your online application.

Tom Warshauer

Call Tom for available properties.

(704) 258-9267

For Sale

As a service for our members the Historic Wilmington Foundation maintains this listing of historic homes and buildings for sale located in the Lower Cape Fear region.

We regularly update the list to keep the information as current as possible.

The Historic Charles W. Worth House

This magnificent home, built in 1893, boasts one of the largest downtown lots measuring 66′ x 210′. Restored in the early 1980s and well maintained ever since. Became C.W. Worth House Bed and Breakfast in 1985, and remains the longest operating inn in Wilmington. This is a turnkey fully furnished and equipped bed and breakfast with all websites, email addresses, and guest lists. The house features eight bedrooms all with private baths. The large owners’ quarters are located on the first floor.

The Historic James O. Carr House

Built c. 1908, this impressive Carolina Heights home sits on a large corner lot at 1901 Market Street. It boasts many wonderful amenities: an expansive rocking chair front porch, wood staircase, high ceilings, striking chandeliers, extensive millwork, wood floors, 6 fire places, stained glass and even a “hidden” staircase!  The spacious home has 6 bedrooms and 6 baths.