The emblematic Terry-Taylor House was built during Pittsboro's building boom of the 1830s and is one of the few remaining today. The house is within walking distance of charming downtown Pittsboro.
The finely crafted, modest-scaled house was originally a smaller hall-and-parlor plan. The Federal-style house with Greek Revival updates features a low hipped overhanging roof, a full width front porch, nine-over-six windows on the first floor, and two end chimneys.
Interior features include an elaborate three-part Federal mantel, a Greek Revival mantel with ornamental fretwork, six-panel door with HL hinges, and an enclosed winder stair with flush sheathed walls and ceiling.
The house was relocated within the historic district in 2011 to make way for a new county building. Only the earliest two-room-over-two-room section was moved. The house will require a complete rehabilitation including water/sewer hook-up, plumbing, electrical and heating/cooling systems, and a new kitchen and bathrooms.
The Terry-Taylor house is within walking distance to downtown Pittsboro, just 30 minutes south of Chapel Hill, and only 40 minutes west of the Research Triangle Park. The property is ideally located for a private residence, retail, or office space. It is in the same block as two other houses that have been moved. One is being rehabbed now, and the other is currently available for purchase through PNC: McClenahan House.
Click here to read an excellent article by Sally Keeney about the rehab of the Patrick St. Lawrence House (the other home sold through PNC that was moved to Small Street).
Pittsboro is in the heart of Chatham County,
one of the fastest growing counties in the state. As the county seat,
it is home to the Chatham County Government Complex employing more than
1,300 people. Residents of Pittsboro embrace small town values with
respect for one another and a strong sense of community. Its people are
a diverse group including artists, farmers, merchants and students
alike, and it is home to the North Carolina Zen Center. The center
supports software developers, bio-fuel research and production, antique
shops and art galleries. Pittsboro is ideally situated at the
intersection of US 64 and Hwy 15-501. It is 16 miles to Chapel Hill, 25
miles to Research Triangle Park, and 32 miles to Raleigh. Recreation
activities are just a short drive and includes the Jordan Lake State Park. It is also adjacent to the State's newest Natural Area - 960 acres along the scenic Haw River.