HISTORIC HOME TOUR: Miles Costin House


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Miles Costin House was built in the early 1850’s for Costin and his wife. Costin was a wealthy property owner, merchant, planter, Wilmington Town Commissioner, and slave owner.

The four story home is now decorated to a tee with something elegant to see in every corner. There is even a secret room behind one of the bookcases.

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Owners Gary and Tony Kirkegaard could not be more proud to show off all the renovations they have made.

The house has been many things, but now it is finally a home.

“The house has been a girls school, a seminary where the Belle Meade sisters went to school at one point in time. It’s been a lawyers office, it’s been the headquarters for the historical society. It’s been an antique store. And most recently it was a boarding house before we got it and we turned it back into a home,” Tony said.

This house was designed by James Post, the architect for local museum homes, the Bellamy Mansion, and the Latimer House.

The Historic Wilmington Foundation’s Azalea Festival Home Tour runs Saturday and Sunday.