Paul Borden House
- 3,839 square feet
- Lot Size: 0.41 acres / Zoning: Central Business District
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - McMillen & Associates Realty
, Regional Director
Preservation NC, Eastern Office
The Paul Borden House was built around 1920 and is a spacious Craftsman bungalow which has been stabilized with most of the exterior work completed! It is only two blocks from Union Station and walkable to downtown Goldsboro businesses, restaurants and shops, and only an hour from Raleigh. The interior is framed-in but is really a blank canvas, ready to become your dream home.
The lively town of Goldsboro (pop. 39,000) is the seat of Wayne County in eastern NC and is the home of the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. It is a convenient 20 minutes from I-40 and I-95, one hour from Raleigh and New Bern, only 1.5 hours from Wilmington, and less than 2 hours to several of North Carolina’s beautiful beaches. The renovation of Union Station is underway with plans for the station to become a multi-modal transportation hub. The station plans are scheduled to include light rail service from Goldsboro to Raleigh.
Architectural & Historical Information
Located in the Downtown Goldsboro Historic District, the house has an inviting front porch and is situated on a deep lot that includes an outbuilding behind the house. The house features handsome Craftsman details, original brick (from the Borden Manufacturing Company), and the original slate tile roof on the front half of house (new asphalt roof with warranty on the rear).
The Paul Borden House suffered significant fire damage in 2010, and further damage from water infiltration as a result. Major structural stabilization work has been completed by Preservation North Carolina, rebuilding the house from the bottom up. The first floor has been framed for a living room (parlor), den/office, family room/sunroom, dining room, kitchen, half bath and master suite. The second floor is framed for two bedrooms with good-sized closets, a full bathroom (with the possibility of a second full bathroom), and a flex space that could be a fourth bedroom. The house requires all new systems—HVAC, electrical and plumbing—in addition to all interior finishes including drywall; flooring; stair treads, newel and balustrades; new kitchen and baths; reinstalling original interior woodwork; finishing touches on interior windows, including repairing the pulley systems; and completing work on the front porch ceiling, floor and front steps.
The outbuilding located behind the house would need to be completely rehabilitated but could be used as an additional outdoor living/play/storage space. The yard will require significant work to address a drainage issue at the back of the house, including re-grading.
This striking bungalow is ready and waiting for you to make it your own!
Downtown Goldsboro Neighborhood Revitalization
Preservation NC has partnered with the City of Goldsboro and the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation to revitalize several neighborhoods in downtown Goldsboro. The neighborhoods will be transformed into a blend of residential historic structures and new homes that will include historic architectural details.
Homes range in size from 1,100 to 6,400 square feet and consist of a variety of architectural styles including Queen Anne, Victorian, and Italianate. The unique historic district includes residential and commercial structures.