Barnett Carr House
- 3,324 square feet
- Lot Size: 1 acres / Zoning: Residential
, Regional Director
Preservation NC, Eastern Office
Located in Duplin County, just a few miles from the popular Duplin Winery in the heart of North Carolina’s wine industry.
Architectural and Historical Information
The Barnett Carr House (c.1795/1870) is a two-story Victorian expanded from an earlier Federal house, of which some details remain. The property is located in Duplin County, just a few miles from the popular Duplin Winery in the heart of North Carolina’s wine industry.
An earlier Federal-style two room house was first built on the site by Barnett Carr (1795-1880) and dates to the early 19th century. The Barnett Carr House was expanded by Jacob Obed Carr (1840-1914) sometime in the mid-19th century, with the addition of four rooms to the front of the first story, and two rooms above making it a two-story structure. In the late 19th century, Snyder Hiriam Carr made further additions to the house adding two more rooms upstairs and the Victorian porches, the configuration which remains today.
The two-story front porch (needing to be reconstructed) features beautiful sawnwork with turned spindle porch posts. Interior features include both vertical and diagonal beadboard wainscotting in the central hall on both the first and second stories, original windows and doors, attractive mantels with overmantel mirrors in the parlors, original hardwood floors, and original baseboards and door moldings. There are four large bedrooms upstairs, the potential for a master suite downstairs, and a large sunroom that would make an ideal kitchen.
Having been vacant for many years, the property requires significant carpentry work and structural stabilization, including rebuilding the back section of the house, roof replacement, new plumbing, electrical and HVAC, in addition to a new kitchen and bathrooms.
Wallace is a small town in Duplin and Pender counties with a population of 3,891. Located just 45 minutes from Wilmington and surrounded by the popular (and growing) Wine Industry in Duplin County, Wallace is located close to many amenities, and less than an hour from beautiful North Carolina beaches. The town is home to a Historic Depot and Train Car, annual Carolina Strawberry Festival, boating (canoe, kayak or electric motors) and fishing at Boney Mill Pond, and near the Angola Bay Game Land.
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