WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — This year’s Azalea Festival Home Tour features a quaint craftsman-style bungalow.
Located in Wilmington’s established Brookwood neighborhood, the home was built in 1928 for Ralph Waldo Soverel and his wife, Maude Elizabeth Wilson.
When Charlotte Cohen purchased the home five years ago, she undertook a six-month renovation which included eliminating a wall to open up the living room to the dining area.
The original kitchen was completely updated as well as the bathrooms.
In the hallway connecting the bedrooms, there is an original ventilation system in the ceiling which draws air in the house up through the attic. Cohen says this was an early invention for keeping homes cooler before air conditioning was available.
You’ll also find lots of black and white accents throughout the house. Cohen says by using a simple color palatte makes the 1,500-square-foot home feel larger than it is.
She’s also got lots of windows in the living, dining and kitchen areas which allow for maximum light to enter the house.
Perhaps one of the best features of the home is a large, screened-in back porch overlooking the backyard garden. Cohen says its a popular gathering place for friends and neighbors.
You can check out this home on the Historic Wilmington Foundation’s Azalea Festival Home Tour which runs Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15. Click here http://ncazaleafestival.org/event/historic-home-tour/ for ticket information.