- 2,422 square feet
- Lot Size: 2.584 acres / Zoning: Residential
, Regional Director
Preservation NC, Piedmont Office
Rare NC example of 1840s Picturesque Cottage with decorative lattice porch, bay window and early woodwork. Bucolic location in front of scenic pond and adjacent to conservation farmland. Excellent BBQ nearby!
Architectural and Historical Information
Charming two story frame house with hall and parlor floor plan, is an architectural gem in Southern Davidson County. Originally built in the early nineteenth century, a later renovation transformed it into a rare North Carolina example of a fashionable mid-nineteenth century picturesque “cottage” reminiscent of A.J. Downing’s cottage designs.
The original small two-story frame house was built by either Doctor Robert Moore, the original grant holder, or his son Ebenezer, in the late eighteenth century or early nineteenth century. A two-story log addition was built early on. Ebenezer’s son-in-law Burgess Lamar Beall, a prominent physician and politician, transformed the house into a fashionable picturesque villa in the late 1840’s. Among the Federal-style mantels of the early house are the “Downing-esque” cottage features including latticework porch posts, decorative brackets, floor-length nine-over-nine sash windows, a large bay window off the side wall, and a double-leaf, raised-panel front entry with elaborate sidelights. The side wing was added during the picturesque villa remodeling and also featured latticework. The current one-bay wide porch was added in the twentieth century.
The house was moved several yards down the road to a 2.584 acre lot with access to a lovely small pond where the surrounding land on that side of the road will be protected by a conservation easement. The house will require a complete rehabilitation including structural repair, restoration carpentry, new systems, bathrooms and kitchen.
Linwood is a small community located between Salisbury and Lexington with close access to I-85.