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Inside the Murchinson House: Azalea Festival Home Tour

by | Apr 6, 2017 | North Brunswick, See, Wilmington

The Historic Wilmington Foundation is ready for their 2017 Home Tour, which happens this weekend. This year there are 10 historic places on the tour, including the exquisite David Reid Murchinson House.

PHOTOGRAPHY by Matt McGraw
Content contributed by Historic Wilmington Foundation

The Murchinson House Azalea Historic Home Tour

Built in 1873 for David Reid Murchinson, a prominent member of the community and the first president of the Produce Exchange, this is a stately example of a Second Empire style home.

The Murchinson House Wilmington NCThe home’s most notable detail is its Mansard roof. In 1953, the house was donated to the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina. Most recently, the home has been a Bed & Breakfast.

Current owners Sherry and Dr. Ron Demas restored the Mansard roof, tower and front bay window in 2003.

The Murchinson House Dining RoomThe Murchinson House Wilmington NC

If you want to walk through this beautiful Wilmington gem, be sure to get your tickets to the Historic Home Tour. All proceeds benefit historic preservation, education, and advocacy in Wilmington and the region.

Like this post? Be sure to walk through The Harper House, from last year’s tour.

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Allison Barrett Carter

Allison is a writer who relocated to Leland from Chapel Hill with her husband and two sons. After a career in content marketing and overseeing the launch of the NC Blogger Network, she was excited to find a career with the Magazines that merges her passions: journalism and online content to enhance community. Her creative writing essays have appeared in places such as New York Times, Washington Post, Today's parenting, Redbook, Verily Magazine, Women's Running, Role Reboot, elephant journal and numerous print anthologies, such as Chicken Soup for the Soul and Double Bind (a Norton anthology). Allison loves watching her sons play on the beach and paddling the river behind their house.

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