This beautiful, architecturally and historically significant house, individually listed on the National Register, and in the heart of New Bern's historic district near the waterfront, has abundant Southern charm.
With 15 rooms in all (4--5 bedrooms and 2 baths), the oustanding Georgian house is one of the few remaining (relatively untouched) pre-Revolutionary houses in the state.
Each room is treated individually in this sophisticated Georgian townhouse. The elaborate interior features are too numerous to list, but highlights include pine floors, six-panel doors with H-L hinges and molded cornices throughout the 1785, original section of the house; chair rails, wainscoting, several types of railings, and several original mantels - some with marble surrounds.
The distinctive two-tier porch, extending along the South side of the house, is treated formally with flush sheathing, molded cornice, chair rail and baseboard providing additional living space during the warmer months.
The Coor-Gaston House is historically important as the work of James Coor, an important craftsman in the New Bern area around the turn of the nineteenth century and the home of William Gaston, one of the most notable North Carolinians of his era--best known today as the author of the North Carolina state song.
The historic Coor-Gaston House is under protective covenants held by Preservation North Carolina. Please contact Dawn Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-832-3652 x221 to request a copy of these covenants.