• 220 E. Water Street
    USA Washington , NC 27889
    Beaufort County
  • $774,000
  • 3,046 square feet
  • Lot Size: .16 acres / Zoning: Residential

Rosie Lilley Smith , REALTOR®/Broker
The Rich Company

The Hyatt House in historic Washington, NC was built in 1785 by John Gray Blount and Thomas Blount. These brothers were instrumental in developing the new town of Washington, the first of its name, honoring General George Washington. It is the 2nd oldest remaining home in the city and sits beside the 1st and 3rd oldest homes. These federal style sisters have been preserved along the city’s Water Street.

The property has survived two city-wide fires and countless hurricanes. It served as a camp for Union forces during the Civil War. Today it stands fully restored, with all the comforts of a new home, and ready for a new owner to join its long history.

Historic charm abounds in this 3 story 4.5 bath treasure. Exposed original construction, mill work and hardwood floors mix perfectly with all new kitchen and bathroom finishes. Entertaining will come easy in the large kitchen and gathering spaces. The floor plan allows for flexibility in the use of spaces, casual dining/ family room, parlor/formal dining, den/office. The kitchen features custom cabinets, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, oyster finish tiled backsplash, and range hood constructed of original heart pine wood found in the house.

The light filled spacious primary bedroom features a sitting room, fireplace, and a beautiful view of the Pamlico River. The ground floor bedroom has original wainscoting and a private bathroom. The 2nd floor bedroom includes a fireplace, bathroom with a restored 100-year-old clawfoot tub, and views of the river and park. The 3rd floor suite features water views and a sitting area. The exposed wooden peg constructed ceiling provides a glimpse of the etched Roman numeral system used to erect the house.

Relax on the huge front porch as you enjoy the view and breezes off the water. Sit under the ceiling fans as you take in all the happenings at Festival Park. The property is steps away from both public and private docks.

Updates include: all new electrical wiring, plumbing and appliances, two new HVAC systems with split zones and 3 Wi-Fi thermostats, new period style lighting, refinished hardwoods, tile and slate floors, 4 fireplaces and gas logs in the kitchen, spacious laundry room with quartz folding counter, and restored historic roof.

The Hyatt House is included on the National Register of Historic Places and is eligible for NC State Historic Tax Credits.

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