Council-Coburn House

  • 521 Roanoke Avenue
    USA Roanoke Rapids , NC 27870
  • $189,000
  • 5,160 square feet
  • Lot Size: 0.643 acres / Zoning: B-1 (Residential/Commercial)

Betty Harris , Broker/REALTOR®
Wilkie Real Estate

The Council-Coburn House is one of the most distinctive residences in Roanoke Rapids.  It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, eligible for tax credits, and is located in the local city school district.

Construction of this magnificent two-story saddle-notched log dwelling, began around 1925 and epitomizes the rustic-style that was a hallmark of twentieth-century eastern North Carolina.  This rustic revival, Neo-traditional style is currently popular and similar to the American Bungalow trend in current home developments.  The home is of H-plan, with a massive granite fieldstone chimney, flanked by transomed entrances and has several porches.  The main room occupies the entire first floor of the midsection, and is focused on one of the fieldstone chimneys at one end.  Dark brown stained logs accentuated by white-painted chinking and daubing are visible on the interior walls, and the ceilings are of exposed wood.

This five bedroom, three bath home has approximately 5160 square feet of living area. The rooms are very spacious with beautiful original hardwood floors, five stone fireplaces, and many original elements remain.  Some of the  original elements include but are not limited to, the cabinets and sink in the kitchen, light fixtures, wall sconces, hinges and hardware.  Walking into this beautiful home is truly like walking back in time!

Located in the heart of town, this home sits on approximately eight city lots (200’ x 140’), includes a detached two story garage (former servants quarters), and storage building (former stable).  A swimming pool was added in 1989.  The log construction is also repeated in these additional structures.

This property would make a wonderful and unique home, or great business opportunity.  With the proximity to two local lakes, the Roanoke River and great hunting in the area, the property would would be ideal for commercial use, including a bed and breakfast, lodge or special events center.

This is truly a rare opportunity, and is priced to sell at $189,000!

Additional photos and information regarding the property and the area are available by request.

MLS# 117289

For questions regarding tax credits and historical elements, please call 252-532-4078.