1825 Governor Dudley Mansion Sells for $2M in Wilmington, North Carolina

1825 Governor Dudley Mansion Sells for $2M in Wilmington, North Carolina

SOLD | Built 1825 | 6 Beds | 6.5+ Baths | 12,471 Sq. Ft. | 0.81 Acres
400 South Front Street, Wilmington, North Carolina, United States, 28401

A landmark historic home overlooking the Cape Fear River in Wilmington, North Carolina has sold for $2 million after hitting the market in 2019 for $2.9 million. The historic property is known as the Governor Dudley Mansion and was built in 1825 for Edward Bishop Dudley, North Carolina’s first Governor to be elected by popular vote. According to the listing, the residence was later owned by Pembroke & Sarah Jones who many suggest coined the term, “Keeping up with the Joneses.” The listing mentioned, “Recent architectural changes have made a functional use out of all 12,471 square feet, giving it a modern feel while keeping the historic character.” Smart home technology has also been incorporated into the mansion allowing systems to run as efficiently as possible. Mansion Global noted the current owners removed a back staircase to enlarge the kitchen and make room for a butler’s pantry. Energy-efficient geothermal heating and cooling systems were also installed. Despite all the modern upgrades, the home still retains many lovely period details such as original hardwood floors throughout, ornate mouldings, panelled walls and a fireplace in nearly every room! Additional features include a 3,700 square foot basement, smoking room and a rooftop observation deck with 360 degree views. It sits on a 0.82 acre property in the heart of Wilmington’s historic district. The Governor Dudley Mansion was on the market for $2.59 million with Jessica Edwards of Coldwell Banker.