Wilmington, NC mid century modern time capsule — 16 photos

mid-century-split-level-houseTour-a-Time-CapsuleA tip from reader Virginia led us to discover this 1957 time capsule home for sale in Wilmington, North Carolina, which is currently listed for sale by Shane Register of Shane Register Professional Real Estate Services. The house is full of interesting architectural angles, exposed beams, brick and stone — giving it a mid century modern feel — and three oh so adorable vintage pastel tile bathrooms that are sure to make you drool. Thanks to Rick Amick from Real Estate Photography & Listing Services for taking such great photos of the property.

mid-century-entrywayFrom the listing:

  • Price: $475,000
  • Year Built: 1957
  • Sq. Ft.: 4089
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Full Baths: 3

This Mid-Century Modern home brings a classic style that intrigues today’s modish buyer. Roof lines, retro details, angular walls & ceilings along with dramatic floor to ceiling windows are the epitome of mid-century design. Architect Julian A. Altobellis designed, the home incorporates not only the architecture of the era, but also building standards rarely found. Solid steel & concrete construction provides strength that will last for generations to come. Other features include rear/side alley access, original hardwood floors that have been covered with carpet since new, marble flooring in the foyer & formal dining room and tile in the kitchen. Located in the sought after Forest Hills/Oleander area, the home is situated on a .68 acre parcel. The neighborhood has a quiet setting & offers a flair of yesteryear with its tree lined streetscape and sidewalks. In just minutes, enjoy the rich culture of Historic Downtown with many fine dining restaurants, nightlife, arts & entertainment.

vintage-green-bathroomThe home has some lovely colorful vintage bathrooms, like this charming mint green with dark green bullnose combination. And wow — the mud-set tile: That stuff is built to last!

vintage-peach-tile-bathroomThis peachy-beige bathroom has some fantastic vintage seashell wallpaper — and the sink is super cool.

vintage-pink-and-white-stripe-bathroomAnd then there is this oh-so-adorable pink and white striped tile bathroom with cheery floral vintage wallpaper — and on the ceilings, too! I can’t remember ever seeing a striped tile bathroom quite like this before. So cute.

Mid-century-kitchenLook at this cool kitchen — complete with vintage appliances and hudee rimmed sink. Oh, look at the electric range top burners all three-in-a-row! The color of these cabinets: Classic and timeless.

mid-century-Kitchen-cabinetsThe angle of the cabinets certainly adds to the mid century modern appeal of the space.

mid-century-Screened-PorchI have a screened porch at my retro ranch and can attest to how great they are to have during a buggy but nice sumer evening, my porch is nowhere as big as this fantastic screen porch. And the design of these screens — and how they are angled up the roof line: Wow.


If you are interested in this property, contact Shane Register by email at shane@shaneregister.com or call (910) 620-3730.

Mega thanks to Shane Register for allowing us to feature this listing and to Rick Amick from Real Estate Photography & Listing Services for allowing us to share these photos with you.

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