home of distinction
nestled into the neighborhood between Ann and Nun streets is
paved in brick surrounding a koi pond. The koi, Megan says, were
“rescued” during Hurricane Florence when the couple got a real taste
of “warmer weather” courtesy of the Cape Fear region.
“We met a lot of transplants like ourselves,” Chad says. “The people
here have been a real highlight.”
Megan agrees. “We made faster friends here than we did in our old
neighborhood in Denver.”
Shortly after they settled in, that warm welcome included an invi-tation
from the Historic Wilmington Foundation to open their doors
to thousands of visitors during the 2019 Azalea Festival Home Tour.
Exuberant Queen Anne architectural
details are authentic to the 1883
Burrus-Poisson House. “We felt
something the moment we pulled
up,” Megan says. Now she and her
husband Chad watch the world pass
by from the porch fronting 3rd Street
in historic downtown Wilmington.
“This felt like the most modern style inside a really historic home.
The bones are phenomenal,” Megan says.
Claiming a formal sitting room for her home office, she adds: “I’m
really big on sunshine and warmth.”
At first, she was somewhat apprehensive about 3rd Street’s noisy
rush hour traffic patterns. But no more. Now the front porch —
furnished with an old-timey bed swing, wicker armchairs and porce-lain
garden tables — is enlivened by the couple’s presence.
“It’s very therapeutic to see the world go by,” she says.
The porch is completed by the rear sunroom, also furnished with
wicker and woven throw rugs. The fenced backyard of the home