Greenwreath dates back to the 1780s with its original one-and-a-half story hall-and-parlor plan with gambrel roof and two exterior-end chimneys. Enlarged around 1791 with a one-room gambrel roof structure added to the right, the floor plan then became L-shaped. Around 1810, the house was substantially enlarged to create a two-and-a-half story, five-bay, center-hall plan incorporating the 1791 front ell addition. The house is an important part of Pitt County's heritage, since it is the only intact example of transitional architecture from the late Georgian and early Federal periods.
The handsomely decorated façade features a boxed cornice, molded windows with 9-over-9 sash on both floors, fluted pilasters, a two-story entrance bay covering a paneled front door with stacked transom and flush sheathing.
The elegant interior exhibits the fine craftsmanship throughout the home, particularly the parlor chair rail and three-part mantel and decorative paint finishes.
Sited back from the road, a distinctive entry gate and large shade trees frame the house. The characteristic large antebellum plantation home also has three outbuildings on the property, and there is the option to purchase up to 4 additional acres at a price of $20,000/acre.
Just 10 minutes from the active college town of Greenville and the Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenwreath is the ideal of peaceful living with all the modern conveniences just a short drive away.
Greenwreath is habitable with only updates and cosmetic changes needed. The three ancillary outbuildings each require a complete rehabilitation. Individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the property is eligible for historic preservation tax credits.
Greenville is home to Eastern Carolina University and the Pitt County Memorial Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in North Carolina. Once a major player in the tobacco industry, the area is now considered a major industrial and economic center for Eastern North Carolina. The county seat of Pitt County, Greenville is home to about 85,000 residents with a wide array of activities including theatre, concerts, art and exhibits at the Greenville Museum, shopping, dining and nightlife. To learn more about Greenville, please visit www.greenvillenc.gov and/or www.visitgreenvillenc.com.