David A. Barnes House
- 4,600 square feet
- Lot Size: 8.18 acres / Zoning: C-2
Elicia T. Revelle
252-396-1244 or 252-396-3316 , email@example.com
On the National Register of Historic Places, the David A. Barnes House is one of the most prestigious homes in northeastern North Carolina!
Built in 1875 in Murfreesboro, NC, the David A. Barnes House is one of the last and most elaborate to be designed and built by Jacob W. Holt. The property consists of over 8 acres, mostly fenced, with several contributing outbuildings. The main house is an Italianate two-story, three-bay wide, hipped roof, wood frame home.
The home has 12′ ceilings, refinished heart pine floors, original doors, windows, baseboards, and more. A wide front porch leads to a breathtaking front entry foyer. The center hallway divides the two front rooms and the two rear rooms on each floor with a formal staircase in the front foyer and a more simple staircase at the rear. The downstairs rooms are more elaborate, with the center hallway and three of the rooms offering decorative plaster crown mouldings. The two front rooms have original sliding pocket doors that lead out onto side porches. There is also a den or library, which could be used as a main level bedroom.
The main floor has a full bath with antique fixtures, a half bath, laundry room, dining room, breakfast room, and a modern kitchen with high-end appliances. The downstairs back hallway leads onto a covered porch and deck, perfect for entertaining and enjoying the private back yard. The upstairs has four rooms and a full bath. The attic is floored, offers plenty of storage, and is accessed by a permanent stairway.
The home is heated with a gas pack and an electric heat pump, and is cooled with central air conditioning. Hot water is provided with an on-demand propane water heater. Top-of-the-line Velvalume storm windows protect the windows and help insulate the home.
There is a hay barn, stable, four-seater privy, chicken shed, garden shed, cook’s house, and cabin. The cook’s house has been restored, has a mini split for heat and a/c, and is the perfect spot for a home office or studio. The cabin would be a great guest house or home office with renovations. This treasure is protected by historic covenants and is eligible for tax credits.
The David A. Barnes House is under protective covenants held by Preservation North Carolina. Please contact Dawn Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-832-3652 x221 to request a copy of these covenants.