The Perfect Fit
A historic home in a historic city neighborhood proved just right for the Burke family.
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A large, red brick semi-detached Victorian with a charming front porch on Eighth Street in Wilmington’s historic Cool Spring Neighborhood tugged at their heart strings.
But there was a seemingly insurmountable obstacle. The house wasn’t for sale.
“We had admired it on several occasions,” Joanne recalls. “Then one day we walked by and saw the For Sale sign had gone up.”
The Burkes made arrangements to view the home that very day. They were smitten the moment they opened the double oak doors and stepped into the foyer.
“After all that looking, we knew immediately that this was the place for us,” Joanne says. “If I had to design a perfect house, this would be it.”
The Burkes benefited from the sweat equity of the previous owner, who had restored many of the 3,300-square-foot home’s features while adding such modern amenities as skylights, large, luxurious bathrooms and lots of closet space.
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