The Emma and Simon O'Neal house, built circa 1900, is in the quaint historic village of Ocracoke on the North Carolina Outer Banks. The home is within sight of the historic 1823 Ocracoke Lighthouse and within walking distance of the Pamlico Sound, Springer's Point Nature Preserve, and Teach's Hole where the Pirate Blackbeard was killed in 1718.
As part of the Ocracoke National Register Historic District, the house qualifies for state and federal tax benefits.
It is a classic Ocracoke story-and-a-jump, with two bedrooms on the second floor and one bedroom on the first floor. It was built by local fisherman Simon O'Neal for his bride about 1900 and has been little altered. The house remained in the same family until the Ocracoke Preservation Society bought it in 2009.
OPS will sell the house and lot with protective covenants. The site has cedars, pines and a rail fence.
The following is the National Register description of the house: "Story-and-a-jump with hipped front porch with turned posts, original exterior end corbelled chimney, two-over-two sash, and wood shake siding. The house has a rear shed addition, and was built for fisherman Simon O'Neal ( 1881-1937) near the time of his marriage to Emma Styron, daughter of Elijah Styron Sr. The site has cedars and pines, and a rail fence."
Paula Schramel, 252-921-0290, or Trudy Clark, 252-928-8029
Ocracoke Preservation Society
P.O. Box 1240
Ocracoke, NC 27960