Gen. Robert F. Hoke House

Integral Lincoln County structure just two blocks to Lincolnton’s iconic Court Square and Main Street business district!  Only an hour to Charlotte!

Architectural and Historical Information

“Both architecturally and historically, the Gen. Robert F. Hoke House is one of Lincoln County’s most important structures.”  So wrote architectural and historical consultant, Marvin Brown, in the 1986 publication, Our Enduring Past, an architectural survey of 225 years of Lincoln County architecture.

Built in 1835 by local attorney, Michael Hoke, the house later passed to his son, Confederate Major General Robert F. Hoke, who was born in the house in 1837. The elder Hoke was not only prominent locally, but also served eight years in the North Carolina House of Representatives. As well, in 1844, Hoke famously ran for Governor against fellow Lincoln County native, William A. Graham. Following Graham’s victory, an exhausted Michael Hoke fell ill and died only months after the election at the age of 34.

The unusual H-plan Greek Revival house that he built for his bride, Frances Burton, is rare, and is the only such plan in the county from that era. It still retains original pine floors, plaster walls, fluted door and window surrounds with bullseye corner blocks, and original spiral brackets decorating the stair treads. The floor plan is basically unaltered, featuring a wide entry hall from which two rooms open on each side, both on the ground floor and upper level, for a total of eight large rooms around the two large central hallway rooms. A later kitchen and full bath were added to the rear of the home. As well, there is a half bath on the second level.

The exterior details include two-story tall corner pilasters, pedimented gables, nine-over-six windows on the lower level, and a recessed front doorway and transom that appears to have been modeled on Plate 35 of Asher Benjamin’s Practice of Architecture, published in 1833. The existing front porch with columns is a later addition, replacing an original wraparound porch. In the 20th century, the house was moved one lot down from its original location on the corner of North Aspen and East Chestnut Streets. Today it occupies 1.7 acres in the center portion of the 100 block of East Chestnut.

Area Information

Centrally located only two blocks from Lincolnton’s iconic Court Square and quaint Main Street business district filled with unique shops and restaurants, the Hoke House presents a grand opportunity to give a fine old structure with a very storied past a bright and secure future in the hands of a new owner.

Click here to view the first floor plans for the Gen. Robert F. Hoke House

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Characteristic Mid-Century Modern Church Designed by Prolific Shelby Architectural Firm!

Architectural and Historical Information

This classic, yet restrained, Mid-Century Modernist church building, originally built in 1955 and designed by the noted local firm of Breeze, Holland & Riviere, is well maintained and is “move-in” condition for an emerging church, event venue (with appropriate zoning) or perhaps even some interesting apartments (the property is zoned R-6). There is ample parking on the south side and a large fenced-in yard in the back.

Since its original construction as a chapel, the church grew through several sympathetic additions. L. Peg Holland employed several features reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright influence, including the “emerging, ground hugging” gable front with sweeping gables and wide overhangs with brick buttresses marching along the exterior walls of the nave. A trio of tall, vertical rectangular windows with blue, white, and purple marbleized glass lights ornaments the front gable end.

The church has a sanctuary with a low-slung ceiling, exposed rafters, ante room, foyer, ample assembly area, thirteen Sunday school-sized classrooms (with a majority having separate transom lights providing natural light to the corridors), six half baths, two utility rooms, and seven small storage rooms. The church is one story with only three steps to one addition, and five steps up to the sanctuary.

Located less than one mile off US Highway 74 Bypass in Shelby, the property is located in a desirable neighborhood with established homes and is only 5 minutes from historic Uptown Shelby and 50 minutes from Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Area Information

Shelby is attractive historic town of approximately 22,000, strategically located between Charlotte and Spartanburg SC, situated in the combined foothills of the Blue Ridge and south Mountain ranges. Outdoor activities abound with waterfalls, scenic hiking trails, and other natural amenities. The city is known for its steady economic growth and quality of living. Shelby’s award-winning uptown business district offers a variety of shops and restaurants, an active arts council, Earl Scruggs Center, the renowned Don Gibson Theatre (a performing arts center), Bobby Bell Pavilion with seasonal Farmers Market, and city park complex with an Olympic-size swimming pool, fully functioning 1918 Hershel-Spillman Carousel, miniature train and nine-hole golf course. Known as the City of Pleasant Living, Shelby was one of the first “Main Street” cities in the country. For more information visit www.cityofshelby.com and www.uptownshelby.com.

Click here to view the floor plans for the John Knox Presbyterian Church

Click here to view the pdf brochure for the John Knox Presbyterian Church

 

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Classic, Timeless, & Nearly Brand New!

Here’s your chance to own a piece of Goldsboro History. The immaculate Paul L. Borden House is a staple of Goldsboro, located on Mulberry Street. This historic large craftsman bungalow was built in 1920 and completely restored in 2021. Down to the studs this home has updated electrical, plumbing, HVAC, moisture barrier, crawl space dehumidifiers, insulation, drywall, trim work, and fixtures.

From curbside to stepping in the front door, this home is a stunner with 11-foot ceilings spanning throughout the first floor with family room, formal living room, dining room, spacious kitchen, and a lower master suite. The lower-level suite has separate exterior entrance making it the ideal in-law suite, Airbnb, or long-term rental. The home has a total of 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Original oversized kitchen windows make for a beautiful bright morning, with brand new shaker style soft close cabinets, granite countertops, walk-in pantry, and stainless appliances.

The 10×50 covered front porch is perfect for morning coffee, or an evening glass of wine. All outdoor areas have been completely restored yet offer mature tree shade creating a beautiful, lush area for leisure play, family gatherings, and entertaining.

A short stroll to authentic cuisine restaurants, shops, and breweries, this one-of-a-kind home is walking distance to Goldsboro’s main attractions. Only a few minutes from SJAFB & UNC Hospital.

This one’s the talk of the town, come see it for yourself!

The Charles A. Cooper House is a Local Historic Landmark in Old Salem. Based on old photos, partially excavated foundation, and tons of research, the home has been reconstructed to its original 1840’s appearance by historic home builder Steven Cole.

The house features many reclaimed doors and iron work from the 1700’s, full mortise and peg windows made of heart pine wood and wavy glass, fireplaces lined with imported European bricks, and wide board oak flooring. It’s a work of art! With 4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, and 6 fireplaces…this house is far from rustic.

A covered porch overlooks the large back garden area. The lower level has 2 exterior doors and stairway to the main level of the home. It also has a full kitchen and den with fireplace, 2 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms. Excellent for guests or a rental. Unique in its character and amenities, Charlie Cooper would be proud.

The property is conveniently located within walking distance to bakeries and cafe’s in Old Salem and Downtown Winston-Salem.

Beautiful find in the heart of small-town America!

Built in 1903, the Dr. R.P. Anderson House was designed by architects Barber and Klutz of Nashville. Located on 1.79 acres right on Main Street, just steps from historic downtown Mocksville, it has unbelievable historic details with a comfortable livability for today.

The house is fully restored with 4-5 bedrooms (depending) and a large, open, and bright kitchen with tons of storage. Details include gorgeous original chevron-patterned flooring, original pocket doors, tiger oak trim and wainscot throughout, 6 fireplaces, and a coffered ceiling in the large cozy den. Take particular note of the amazing Arts and Crafts style entry fireplace – the stone and woodwork alone are stunning. The front, back, and side porches offer perfect outdoor areas.

The home itself is amazing… yet there is more! Large restored party/event barn with electric and plumbing including 1/2 bath, separate work shop, potting shed, carriage garage, historic stone outdoor fireplace, and stone tea garden. The winding driveway goes from Main Street to Hallander Drive, offering expansive parking and lovely views of the property.

This one is a special property that must be experienced!

The historic C.P. McNeely House was built in 1903 and is a great piece of early 1900s architecture and a contributing legacy to the Town of Mooresville’s history!

This beautiful property is situated Downtown in close proximity to Main Street with retail shops, restaurants, Mooresville Arts, the outdoor amphitheater at Liberty Park, Mooresville Golf Club, Moor Park Baseball Field, and the Merino Mill.

The C.P. McNeely House has been in the same family since it was built and has many original features but with modernized kitchens and baths. The spacious floor plan boasts almost 4,000 square feet with 5 large bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and second living quarters complete with private entrance, separate kitchen and laundry. Gorgeous millwork, oak & heart-pine wood floors and fireplace mantels give applause to the quality of craftsmanship and building materials that you would expect in a historical homeplace.

Other features include a huge wrap-around porch, eight fireplaces with original glazed tiles, large rooms, high ceilings, glass transoms, built-ins, and original wavy glass windows. The house sits on a large lot and has a beautiful yard with gorgeous old trees and plenty of room for gardens, a backyard chicken coop, and even an additional residence or detached garage! There is also an original “barn” outbuilding with workshop in the back and covered parking.

No restrictions currently in place, but the property could be placed on the National Register of Historic Places for tax advantages. Current zoning allows for Residential use only, but it could be leased for short-term rentals such as Airbnb or VRBO.

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!! Call today to schedule your private tour!

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Beautiful 5 bedroom home on one of the most sought after streets in Statesville!

The first floor of the house features an impressive great room with fireplace, front living room with fireplace and access to the sunroom, an elegant dining area with fireplace and beautiful built-in’s and pocket doors, a kitchen with an eat-at breakfast island and tile counters, a breakfast area that opens to the kitchen with a back staircase to the upstairs, and a large primary bedroom with full bath and walk-in closet. Upstairs there are 4 large secondary bedrooms with a sitting area and a full bath. All 5 bedrooms have their own fireplace with gorgeous mantels. New HVAC was installed in 2021.

The property also features an unfinished basement with a rec area and utility room, a covered back porch, huge wraparound porch perfect for rocking chairs, and a 1 car oversized garage with overhang and a side door.

Great location close to downtown and in a Statesville Historic District!

This is an estate and is being sold as is, where is, seller to make no repairs.

Come and enjoy the quaint town of Gatesville, located in northeastern NC, within a short drive to both Hampton Roads VA and the breathtaking Outer Banks!

The Willian R. Cowper House, built in 1908, is a reverse plan of “The Clyde” model of the Sears, Roebuck and Company Catalogue homes. The 4 bedroom 2 bathroom house boasts a hip roof, spacious wrap around porch, screened in back porch, and a first floor primary bedroom.

The house is a combination of the Queen Anne style and Colonial Revival elements. This grand lady is situated on a double lot, and has a one room structure that was originally the office of Mr. William R. Cowper.

With a little TLC, this beauty can be returned to the grandeur that was once the essence of this Main Street property!

 

 

 

 

Impressive brick Greek Revival house built c. 1835! Located on prominent intersection in the bucolic crossroads village of Summerfield close to the Piedmont Triad International Airport, I-73 and US-220.

Architectural and Historical Information

Built in the 1830s at the intersection of Summerfield and Oak Ridge Roads, the Alexander Strong Martin House is among the largest brick residences in Guilford County of its era. This prominent location, evolving from a Native American footpath into a major Colonial and plank road connecting Virginia to Salisbury, was an attractive homesite for the son of a Revolutionary War patriot and governor. Subsequent owners included the Powells, Harrises, and starting in 1919, the Ayers family whose initial is suggested in the north facing porch gable.

The Alexander Strong Martin House is an early, modestly rendered example of the Greek Revival style featuring solid brick construction and finely crafted details such as a corbelled brick cornice; decorative curved exposed rafters; a 60-inch wide, double-leaf glazed front door set within deep coffered panels; an elaborate transom above the main entrance door; and well-executed, mitered window surrounds. The additional six-panel door to the left of the main entrance provides access to a room once used as an office. The front porch with a flashy center gable was added later and is composed of Tuscan colonettes atop brick piers, while the back porch displays a more Victorian-inspired version with turned posts, fretwork, decorative brackets and a shingled center gable.

The interior of this 8-room house is equally modest yet finely crafted with a variety of styles perhaps reflecting its use over the years as a single-family home, home office, fabric shop, and apartments. The main entrance opens into a broad center hall with the staircase located on the left and a Victorian door with stained glass in the rear hall opening onto the back porch. The main parlor features an 8-panel door with decorative woodgraining and a high-style Victorian mantle. The opposite front parlor features a 2-panel Greek Revival door also with woodgrain paint and boxlock. The other seven mantles are much simpler. Plaster walls, wide tongue-and-groove ceiling boards, wood floors, symmetrical door and window molding with cornerblocks, and 6-panel doors are found throughout the house.

The Alexander Strong Martin House has benefited from recent foundation repair and removal of non-historic additions. The property has a septic system, but no well. The house will require a complete rehabilitation including all mechanical systems (electrical, plumbing, and HVAC), some restoration carpentry, a new kitchen and bathrooms. The staircase maintains its original unique carved tapered newel posts and handrail, but is missing its straight picket balusters that will need to be restored. The existing septic should be tested for operability. The Alexander Strong Martin House is eligible for historic tax credits.

Also in Summerfield, right across the street, the Gordon Hardware Store is for sale! This is an exciting opportunity to adapt two significant historic buildings into compatible new uses that preserve their character and add to the Town’s vision of a vibrant community. Summerfield’s Masterplan for the Oak Ridge Road-Summerfield Road Intersection can be found here.

Area Information

Located in northwest Guilford County, Summerfield is an area of rolling, open, and wooded countryside, residential neighborhoods, and limited commercial development. The town is easily accessible to the Piedmont Triad International Airport and I-73 and US-220 are major corridors. Summerfield is an attractive community with excellent schools, parks, a developing trails system, and very low taxes. It is the third largest Guilford County municipality population-wise and is characterized by lower-density, larger-lot residential development. Summerfield offers peaceful, safe, and attractive surroundings in northwest Guilford. For more information visit www.summerfieldnc.gov and www.guilfordcountync.gov.

Click here to view the pdf brochure for the Alexander Strong Martin House

Click here for the environmental and structural condition reports for the Alexander Strong Martin House

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Distinctive two-story store with elaborate brickwork, open interior, and many original features! Located on a prominent corner in the bucolic crossroads village of Summerfield close to the Piedmont Triad International Airport, I-73 and US-220.

Architectural and Historical Information

The finely detailed Gordon Hardware Store (aka “Ogburn-Gordon Building”) was built in the 1870s by local carpenter/builder, George J. Smith, who had also built the elaborate store on the other corner for Henry Clay Brittain. Noah Webster Ogburn, Brittain’s cousin, eventually opened a general merchandise business in the Gordon Hardware building. These two stores, along with the brick Alexander Strong Martin House on the third corner, create to this day an impressive crossroads that convey a flourishing community. The hardware store took on its current name when R.C. Gordon began operating his hardware and feed store there in 1935.  It remained in the Gordon family until 2014 when it was sold to the Town of Summerfield.

The site’s intersection was a Native American footpath that evolved into a Colonial road, then a plank road accommodating travel and trade between Danville, VA to Salisbury, the Moravian settlements to the west, and the Quaker settlements to the south. Summerfield’s crossroads and the coming of the railroad in the late 19th century provided area farmers and merchants with access to the latest goods, as well as architectural fashion as seen in the unusually stylish and detailed brickwork of the Gordon Hardware Store.

The two-story brick building features elaborate corbelled brickwork with a scalloped pattern frieze below a sawtooth cornice across the top of the second story. The roof gradually steps down toward the rear of the building, maintaining the corbeled brick cornice. Large arched wood windows with cast stone lintels are located at the front and rear elevations with another on the north side of the building. The south side has no remaining openings, though ghost marks indicate a previous staircase and door to the second floor existed. The entrance, comprised of large angled display windows designed to draw customers inside, is protected beneath a full façade shed porch roof. The glazed double front doors let in additional light, while the rear double doors are wood-paneled. The north side of the building has a faded painted advertisement harkening to R.C. Gordon’s ownership.

The large open interior of the Gordon Hardware Store is finished with plaster walls applied to the brick, wood floors, tongue-and-groove ceiling, some wood shelving, and an old wood stove dividing the front of the store from the back. Partially enclosed wood stairs lead to the second floor, which is also mostly open space. The rear corner opposite the stairs is partitioned off into a room with a freight lift that brought appliances into the second story storage area.

The Gordon Hardware Store will need a complete rehabilitation including all new HVAC and plumbing systems, structural repair of the rear wall, repointing, as well as other work as required. There is a well with a new pump on the southeast corner of the property, but no septic. The electrical system may require some upgrades; a meter was installed in 2015. The Gordon Hardware Store is eligible for historic tax credits.

Also in Summerfield, right across the street, the Alexander Strong Martin House is for sale! This is an exciting opportunity to adapt two significant historic buildings into compatible new uses that preserve their character and add to the Town’s vision of a vibrant community. Summerfield’s Masterplan for the Oak Ridge Road-Summerfield Road Intersection can be found here.

Area Information

Located in northwest Guilford County, Summerfield is an area of rolling, open, and wooded countryside, residential neighborhoods, and limited commercial development. The town is easily accessible to the Piedmont Triad International Airport and I-73 and US-220 are major corridors. Summerfield is an attractive community with excellent schools, parks, a developing trails system, and very low taxes. It is the third largest Guilford County municipality population-wise and is characterized by lower-density, larger-lot residential development. Summerfield offers peaceful, safe, and attractive surroundings in northwest Guilford. For more information visit www.summerfieldnc.gov and www.guilfordcountync.gov.

Click here to view the pdf brochure for the Gordon Hardware Store

Click here to view the various reports for the Gordon Hardware Store including the structural condition and environmental reports

A true one of a kind opportunity to own a rare and extraordinary property that is on the National Register of Historic Places. This sprawling 23-acre estate in the heart of Haw River is truly a magical place!

The property consists of approximately 15 acres of fenced horse/livestock pasture, a fishing pond, approximately 700 feet of river frontage on the Haw River, and it borders the Challenge Golf Club course.

The property includes two historic homes, 2 large bay finished garages with finished space above, 2 large barns, 2 horse stalls with large run in stalls, and other miscellaneous buildings. The possibilities are for this property are endless!  A must see to experience.

All of this in a prime location just minutes to the interstate.

The Charles T. Holt House is under protective covenants held by Preservation North Carolina. Please contact Dawn Williams at dwilliams@presnc.org or 919-832-3652 x221 to request a copy of these covenants.

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History weds hospitality at the Historic Magnolia Manor in Warren County!

Entrepreneurs who dream of owning an 1850s wedding venue/bed & breakfast can launch their enterprise with an already established 6-bedroom, 8-bath inn. Attention paid to every detail in the 6,900-sq-foot home, with 8 fireplaces, 3 staircases, library, butler’s pantry & antique furnishings. This is a once in a lifetime, turnkey opportunity!

Manor MUST be purchased with the reception venue on an adjoining 3 acres offered at $349,000.

See Triangle MLS#2457045 for more details.

Click here for the official listing and to view more images and details

Click here for a virtual tour of the house

Click here for a virtual tour of the grounds

Click here to view the current website for the venue

Click here for the Magnolia Manor floor plans

Click here for the venue sketch

Magnolia Manor (John Watson House) is under protective covenants held by Preservation North Carolina. Please contact Dawn Williams at dwilliams@presnc.org or 919-832-3652 x221 to request a copy of these covenants.

IMMACULATE, PRISTINE, STUNNING and SOLID are only a few words that accurately describe the Smith-Simmons House!

This Neoclassical Revival home has been lovingly restored and is protected by Preservation North Carolina. Set among beautifully rolling hills and conveniently located only 13.3 miles from downtown Mount Airy, you will fall in love with the character and charm of the Smith-Simmons House. Enjoy the quiet country setting with breathtaking views of sunsets and mountains.

The property also includes the restored kitchen house (the Pub) and a large barn that can be used as a garage or storage.

Please contact Barbara Sechrist with Yadkin Valley Real Estate to schedule a showing.

The Smith-Simmons House is under protective covenants held by Preservation North Carolina. Please contact Dawn Williams at dwilliams@presnc.org or 919-832-3652 x221 to request a copy of these covenants.

Historic Branch Grove (circa 1828) is very significant in NC local and state history!

One of only a few remaining tripartite houses, it’s been home for many leading NC citizens. Alpheus Branch, a founder of modern-day BB&T was born and raised in this property. “Tripartite” houses are an English tee-shaped country house plan imported by early American colonists.

Branch Grove’s two-story “t”-shaped bloc features two bedrooms, one and a half baths, eat-in kitchen, great room, and dining room with wet bar adjoining the great room. Its 1790 Georgian bloc addition connected by a windowed hallway features the master bedroom suite with a large bath, laundry room, and an upstairs bonus room. Each bloc has a unique covered entrance lovingly restored from the graceful existing porches.

Branch Grove features six fully restored working fireplaces. Its meticulous restoration emphasizes its vernacular architectural detailing of wainscoting, door surrounds, etc., and its original flooring. Period-appropriate hardware, hinges, and locks complement this exacting restoration. Architectural details long hidden under many layers of paint are now revealed in their original state.

Painted in neutral colors, the house provides a pleasing palette for its new owner’s preferences. Another important consideration are many conservation techniques used to ensure its structural stability for years to come.

This fully-restored property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Samuel Warren Branch House.

Branch Grove is under protective covenants held by Preservation North Carolina. Please contact Dawn Williams at dwilliams@presnc.org or 919-832-3652 x221 to request a copy of these covenants.

Click here to watch a video tour of Branch Grove.

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Adventure down the tree-lined driveway to appreciate this historic Greek Revival/Italianate style home on 22 acres, built by American carpenter Jacob Holt for Dr. Samuel Perry in 1857!

Lovingly restored with attention to historic detail, this unique house offers grand staircases in the front and rear foyers and marbleized baseboards, which were both unique to Jacob Holt’s designs. Enjoy the luxurious dining room with built-in cabinets. The two hallways upstairs both offer sitting areas and provide stunning views of the property through large windows. A large kitchen, downstairs master bedroom, 2 full bathrooms and a half bath, and a detached 2 car garage have been added since original construction. A new shingle roof was installed in 2022.

Plenty of potential for the right family or to be used as a bed & breakfast or event venue.

The Dr. Samuel Perry House is under protective covenants held by Preservation North Carolina. Please contact Dawn Williams at dwilliams@presnc.org or 919-832-3652 x221 to request a copy of these covenants.

Remarkable c.1798 Moravian farm house sited on 8+ acres. The house was the home of the first Hanes descendant in NC. The house received a meticulous restoration in 2015 including all new systems, cedar shingle roof, copper gutters, new baths, a historically sympathetic addition includes state-of-the-art kitchen, 2-story great room with wood burning fireplace, wonderful open porch with another fireplace, stone terrace and new garage with expansion potential.

Stunning professionally landscaped grounds features the original, restored springhouse. A long winding driveway creates the perfect approach to this historic masterpiece.

Truly a one-of-a kind property. Property qualifies for the Forsyth County 50% Historic Tax Credit.

Hanes Farm is under protective covenants held by Preservation North Carolina. Please contact Dawn Williams at dwilliams@presnc.org or 919-832-3652 x221 to request a copy of these covenants.

Stately Gothic Revival-style former church and former adjacent daycare with parking behind it on a prominent corner in the Downtown Selma Historic District; ideal for adaptive reuse!

The Selma Baptist Church is a cross-gabled Gothic Revival-style building completed in 1908, situated on a prominent corner in the Selma Downtown Historic District. This stately masonry structure features a bell tower entrance, tall pointed arch windows, and buttresses with rusticated stone details on the exterior. The interior is a large open sanctuary with gallery loft embellished with Classical details. A three-story office and classroom building was added in 1948. The building is ideal for adaptive reuse as a unique retail/restaurant/office and eligible for historic tax credits.

The Selma Baptist Church and adjacent daycare are located in Johnston County, one of the fastest growing counties in the state. Johnston is the 13th largest county in NC and has seen a 23% increase in population over the past 5 years (186,308 in 2017 to 229,280 currently). There are 3 renovation projects underway down the street in the former Town Hall buildings. Developers are rehabilitating those historic buildings for mixed-use purposes with residential spaces on the second floor and commercial use (restaurants, etc.) on the first floors. Click here for a recent write-up about the property on WRAL.

Architectural and Historical Information

This grand edifice was the second structure built by the Baptist congregation, the earliest to be established in the Town in 1872. Their first pastor, Dr. W.M. Wingate, was President of Wake Forest College and oversaw the construction of their first church building in 1875 several blocks southeast of the present building. The current lot was purchased in 1905 and the present building was finished three years later. The building was sold to the Free Spirit Missionary Baptist congregation in 1990.

The exterior of the Selma Baptist Church displays impressive Gothic Revival features including a high pitch roof, corner bell tower entrance, buttresses with rusticated stone details, and tall pointed arch windows. Some original tracery remains in an upper tower lancet window. The austere exterior gives way to a lighter, more Classical interior. Inside the main entrance is a foyer lit by pointed arch transoms above the doors, an Ecclesiastical Gothic chandelier, and pressed metal ceiling. A paneled staircase with turned banisters and sturdy railing and newel posts leads to the upper gallery.

The main sanctuary is a large open space with full height ceiling embellished with pressed metal shingles and intersecting roof lines creating a cross pattern. On the tower entrance foyer side are two room sections beneath the gallery. Opposite the gallery and on the street elevation are a trio of pointed arch windows that bathe the interior with light. The pulpit is situated on a raised platform and displays Classical elements such as full height engaged fluted pilasters atop paneled wainscot. In the center is an alcove topped with a broken pediment. Doors on either side of the raised pulpit area lead to a lateral hallway to the pastor’s office, restrooms, and exit doors.

A three-story addition was constructed in the late 1940s creating office, gathering and classroom spaces. Stairs to the second and third floors are located directly behind the pulpit area in the lateral hallway. A small partial basement accessed through an exterior door behind the building holds the mechanical systems. The building has a standing seam roof. The property has access to natural gas and is on city electric and water/sewer lines.

Damage caused by a 2014 fire in the third floor of the classroom building was repaired. The church building requires a complete rehabilitation including updates to electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems, drainage repair to address water intrusion in the basement, window repair, and repairs for water damage and leaks in the tower. The church property is eligible for tax credits.

The parcel includes an adjacent former daycare (approx. 2,346 sf) which was in use until September 2021 with parking behind it.

Area Information

The Selma Baptist Church was constructed at the dawn of the 20th century during a period of prosperity brought on by the convergence of the North Carolina Railroad (1855) and the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad (1886) making Selma an important rail junction. Today, the Town of Selma continues to be at the crossroads of major transportation corridors including Interstate 95 to the east, US301/Pollock Street through town and adjacent to the church, and US70 to the west. It is a reasonable 32-mile commute to Raleigh.

Click here to view the pdf brochure of the Selma Baptist Church

Inspiration for adaptive reuse:

How Philadelphia’s Historic Sacred Places Have Been Repurposed

Stunning adaptive reuse church in Philadelphia

More on the church in Philadelphia (above)

New Spirits Rise in Old, Repurposed Churches (NY Times)

Rethinking Sacred Spaces for New Purposes: 15 Adaptive Reuse Projects in Ancient Churches

How To Reuse A Church: Our Top Ten (Hidden City)

The Church Brew Works

 

Early log house with large stone chimneys, exposed beaded ceiling joists, wide wall planks, hand-forged door hardware, and a rear wing, once an early separate kitchen. Family cemetery with ancient soapstone markers nearby all situated on a bucolic ridge between Wentworth and Reidsville. Only 30 minutes to Piedmont-Triad International Airport and 39 minutes to Greensboro. Additional acreage available.

Architectural and Historical Information

A rare survivor among the earliest houses built in Rockingham County, the King House sits unobtrusively on a hill above land first cultivated by Thomas King in the late 18th century. Born around 1740 in Somerset, MD, King arrived in North Carolina and purchased 150 acres in 1785. Over the years he increased his holdings between Haw Creek and Bold Run Creek joining other early settlers in subsistence farming. In 1802, Thomas deeded land to son William who continued subsistence farming. Thomas died in 1817 and his grave is thought to be located north of the present-day farm house tract. The earliest grave located in the adjacent family cemetery is William’s second child, Martha L. King, who died on Feb. 14, 1818 at age 12. The house was likely built by William, around 1802. Though divided among family members for generations, the majority of it was kept intact and added to over the years resulting in the present farm comprising over 240 acres. The farm has been continuously owned and operated by the King family and was designated a North Carolina Century Farm in 1986 and a Bicentennial Farm by the N.C. Dept. of Agriculture in 2017.

The King House is a remarkable example of the first houses built by settlers to Rockingham County. The 1.5-story log house was assembled with substantial beams felled on site and set on a fieldstone foundation with large stacked-stone chimneys. The floor plan is comprised of a large main parlor with two smaller chambers on the first floor, and an enclosed winder stair leading to one large room on the second floor. There is a fireplace opening on each story. Other impressive features include beaded ceiling joists, beaded tongue-and-groove plank walls (up to 22” wide), heart pine floors, and board-and-batten doors with HL hinges.

An early detached kitchen with its own stacked-stone chimney on the gable end was eventually attached to the house by a small “connector” room. A rear side porch was enclosed providing additional space and connections between rooms. The original hand-dug well, located on the east side of the house, was filled in in the 1980s. A newer well was dug on the west side of the house.

The house has been covered by rolled asphalt siding. Small sections have been uncovered to reveal lap siding on the main house and board-and-batten siding on the kitchen. The house will require a complete rehabilitation including repair of the roof, restoration/repair of log structure, installation of new systems including electrical, plumbing and HVAC, a new kitchen and bathrooms.

The King House and cemetery are being sold on ten acres. Additional acreage is available for purchase.

Area Information

The quiet rural nature and charming small towns of Rockingham County belie its dynamic cultural, historic and recreational opportunities. From rolling agricultural landscapes, quaint historic villages and museums to music festivals, shopping, and exciting water sports on any one of four rivers, the area has something to offer everyone. Just a couple miles south of the King House is the site of the Colonial-era Ironworks, visited by George Washington during his 1791 Southern Tour. The King House is located between the towns of Reidsville to the east (just off US-29) and the county seat of Wentworth to the west. Only 30 minutes to Piedmont-Triad International Airport and 39 minutes to Greensboro.

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Perfectly situated near Gastonia and Charlotte, this property is ideal for an adaptive re-use office space or residence that provides the elusive combination of urban feel with small town charm! Part of the Dallas Historic District–it’s also eligible for historic tax credits!

Architectural and Historical Information

Built ca. 1847, the Smyre-Pasour House is one of the few remaining antebellum Greek Revival-style houses in Gaston County. The house and well house are contributing structures in the Dallas National Register Historic District and are eligible for state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits.

Set flush with the street and facing the former Gaston County Courthouse in the heart the Court Square, the yard is ample enough for sensitively designed parking. Extensive stabilization work is being completed, which will allow for easier rehabilitation and adaptive re-use. The house would make a great retail or office space, or a fine residence for those looking for an urban feel within the charm of a small southern town. The 1973 National Register nomination describes the Dallas Historic District and Court Square as having “a quiet grouping of well-preserved commercial and residential structures around the shaded courthouse square…an idyllic small-town atmosphere recalling the slower pace of the late nineteenth century.”

The one-story, five-bay frame house built in vernacular Greek-Revival style has a three-bay wide addition to the north side with identical finish. The eaves are boxed, and at either end of the original block is a brick exterior end chimney. The addition stretches the façade to an eight-bay width and gives the impression of row-housing, a unique characteristic in a small southern town.

There are some rebuilt window sashes donated for the restoration!

Area Information

Dallas is experiencing a boom and the property is located in the heart of the quaint Dallas Court square — the former Court House (built in 1847) is within walking distance and has been transformed into a first-class museum. Also on the square is the Hoffman House Hotel Museum, a museum of history and art. Recently announced, the brand new Gaston Regional Aquatic Center is to be built and located a half of a mile from the Smyre-Pasour House. It will house an Olympic-sized 50 meter indoor pool for competitive swimming and a 25 meter warm water programming pool with zero degree entry that will be used for a variety of aquatic purposes. The Gaston Regional Aquatic Center will have an economic and tourism impact on Dallas and Gaston County! Nearby, the Dallas Jail (under PNC covenants) is currently being rehabbed into an event venue. Follow along with the rehab here! Dallas is well situated with an easy drive to Gastonia, just minutes away from Highway 321 and less than 30 minutes from Charlotte.

Click here to view the pdf brochure for the Smyre-Pasour House

Click here to view the floor plan for the Smyre-Pasour House

Click below to view the gallery for concept layouts of potential uses for the Smyre-Pasour House. (Please note: These drawings are conceptual only and do not take into account any building code requirements.)

 

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The historic Chase-Bragg-Boos House (Sound Front Inn), built in 1828, is an impressively large, two-story, double-piled, hip-roofed frame house, sited on a large parcel with a commanding view of Pamlico Sound.

The house was built by Elisha Chase on a parcel of “3 acres m/l” (currently 2 acres after a will dispersal), as a home for himself and his wife. She was the granddaughter of William Howard, the colonial owner of Ocracoke – and quarter master for Blackbeard–who narrowly missed his employer’s fate by getting pardoned just two weeks before Blackbeard’s crew was captured and slaughtered!

Ironically, the house has a commanding view, across the property’s 300 ft beach, of Teach’s Hole channel where Blackbeard met his fate in 1718, and most afternoons now, a view of a glorious sunset to the west over neighboring Portsmouth Island.

The property was eventually sold to the Bragg family in 1868, and became an inn in the early 1900’s, until Gary Bragg sold the property to Warwick T. and Margurette Vise Boos in 1951. They named it the Soundfront Inn and operated it as such until the 1970’s. One of the oldest houses on the island, and certainly one of the oldest inns, it is truly one of a kind on Ocracoke.

The house is clad in German-lap siding, has vintage 2/2 sashes, and has a rear ell that appears to be early construction. The full facade, hipped front porch holds eight rockers and an antique traditional Ocracoke porch swing. There is also a two story flat roofed sleeping porch that has been enclosed with plenty of windows for a view of the sound. The house is turn key ready and has had regular and diligent maintenance over its lifetime. The historical aspects of the home are largely intact, with the home being primarily constructed of Southern long-leaf heart pine. Trim, windows, staircase, and floors are mostly original.

It is now a highly successful vacation rental home with a cash flow which sustains it.

The Soundfront Inn is under protective covenants held by Preservation North Carolina. Please contact Dawn Williams at dwilliams@presnc.org or 919-832-3652 x221 to request a copy of these covenants.

More pictures and information can be found at ocracokeislandrealty.com and house number CR34.

To contact the owner please email questions or interest to: davidsenseney@hotmail.com.

Early house in charming Warrenton historic district and home of prominent cabinet-maker Thomas Reynolds! Just 1 hour from Raleigh and Durham and 2 hours from Richmond, VA.

The building will require a complete rehabilitation including structural/foundation work, restoration carpentry, and all new systems. Located in the Warrenton National Register District, the Thomas Reynolds House is eligible for tax credits. The Town of Warrenton offers revitalization and economic development incentives including the Revolving Loan Program, Downtown Redevelopment Incentive Grant, and Awning Program: www.warrenton.nc.gov/page/bus_home.

Architectural and Historical Information

The historic Thomas Reynolds House, locally known as the Reynolds Tavern, is an intriguing Boom Era house thought to have been the home of prominent cabinet-maker Thomas Reynolds who came to Warrenton in 1804. Warren County’s economic success created a wealthy planter class with cosmopolitan tastes drawing several professionals and tradesman to Warrenton in the early 19th century. Alongside the impressive high-style town houses, modest scale dwellings and shops were built for the merchants, professionals and tradesmen who catered to them. Thomas Reynolds was among the many craftsmen who arrived from Petersburg, Virginia and within months was advertising for an apprentice. His location on Bragg Street near Market Street would have put him right next to the bustling activity of Main Street on busy postal routes from Petersburg, and the Halifax and Salisbury lines. He continued to run a successful business advertising again as late as 1833 for another apprentice. It is possible that Thomas Reynolds employed John Day, Sr. and may have apprenticed Thomas Day and his brother, John Day, Jr. In recent years research indicated that the structure may have served as a tavern, however it appears as a residential dwelling in the 1896 Sanborn Map.

Though the front elevation and first floor have been remodeled over the years, the rear elevation exhibits much of its early character. Interior and exterior early 19th century features include the stone foundation, roof dormers, winder stair, 9-over-9 sash windows, door and window surrounds, boxed eaves, flush gable ends, and large stuccoed center chimney. The second floor retains early wide wood floors and views of the mortise-and-tenon construction.

Area Information

The picturesque Town of Warrenton is located near Kerr Lake and only an hour from Raleigh. Its well-preserved small town character has been rediscovered and enjoys a thriving community life.  Formed in 1779, Warren County is located along Interstate 85 and is known as a “gateway of the Carolinas.” It retains an impressive collection of intact plantation houses and a variety of architecture harkening to its heyday as a center of agricultural enterprise, academies, home to leading political figures, and sulfur springs resorts that drew famous names to the area, first by wagon then by train.  Dozens of properties are listed in the National Register of Historic Places including much of historic Warrenton, the county seat, which is a designated Main Street town.  Only one hour to research Triangle Park region and 1.5 hours to Richmond, VA.  The Town of Warrenton offers attractive economic development incentives. For more information visit www.warrenton.nc.gov/page/bus_home and www.preservationwarrenton.com.

Click here to view the pdf brochure of the Thomas Reynolds House (Reynolds Tavern)

 

ARCHITECTURAL DREAM STEEPED IN HISTORY! Stately 1835 Federal house with exquisite woodwork once served as a Civil War field hospital. Rural two-acre setting belies its close proximity to Fayetteville, Research Triangle, and RDU International Airport in the 5th most populated county in North Carolina.

Virtual Tour available here.

The William T. Smith House is one of three Smith family plantations that all served as field hospitals during the 1865 Battle of Averasboro. The substantial 4,000+ square foot house features numerous high-style architectural elements. The exquisite woodwork throughout is an architectural lover’s dream. The house requires complete rehabilitation, but qualifies for historic preservation tax credits. Excellent location minutes from I-95 provides the best of rural living with city amenities close-by. Nearby access to the Cape Fear River Trail offers exceptional water-related outdoor activities.

 

Architectural and Historical Information

In a rural pocket at the Cumberland-Harnett county line once known as Smithville, three Smith family plantations still remain: Oak Grove (1789) in the center; Lebanon (1824) to the north; and the William T. Smith House (1835) to the south. The Battle of Averasboro occurred in this community of Smithville, a strategic location because of its setting between the Cape Fear River and the Black River. All three houses were used as field hospitals during the battle. This impressive house was built for William Turner Smith (1810-1855) and his wife Mary Campbell Smith (1814-1886) around 1835 shortly after their marriage.

Extensive archaeological studies have revealed the rich architectural history of this elegant home. The floor plan retains its Federal two-over-two-room hall-and-parlor plan. The interior is a feast for your eyes with its exquisite woodwork including Federal and Greek Revival mantels, extensive paneled wainscot with crotch mahogany faux finish, winder stair with Chinese Chippendale railing, paneled doors with original hardware, bold door and window moldings, and antique built-in cabinets. They just don’t build them like this anymore!

On the exterior, the two-story, single-pile frame house with a side-gable asphalt shingle roof is flanked by two large Flemish bond chimneys with diamond-pattern brickwork. The east chimney sadly collapsed in September 2018 as a result of Hurricane Florence, but it has been recently reconstructed. A two-story pedimented portico dominates the front façade and is accented by a decorative sheaf-of-wheat balustrade. The striking first floor entrance is marked by the unusual two-door configuration, each door capped with a wide two-light transom. A wide fluted pilaster door surround adorns the entrance. The central entrance on the second floor is flanked by sidelights and a transom. Fluted pilasters on either side further accent the porch bay. A substantial Greek Revival two-story wing with a two-story side porch was added to the rear just prior to Smith’s death in 1855.

Renovation Work Needed

Though it retains its historic form and much of its excellent early woodwork, the William T. Smith House has undergone some alterations including the installation of replacement windows (the original windows were nine-over-nine sash), and enclosure of the two-story rear wing porch. The small one-room addition at the front of the house has been removed, and the west chimney has been stabilized.

Some structural work has been performed including restoration of siding, and construction of 22 additional foundation piers. The house requires complete rehabilitation including some remaining foundation repairs, restoration of key architectural features and form, installation of mechanical systems, bathrooms, and a kitchen, and restoration of the front porch. Located just inside the southern boundary of the Averasboro Battlefield Historic District, it qualifies for historic preservation tax credits.

Area Information

Located in Cumberland County in the town of Averasboro, the historic town’s landscape retains its rural character: vast fields give way to thick forests, shallow and deep ravines, and meandering creeks. And yet, its close proximity to nearby Campbell University and the City of Fayetteville provides plenty of city amenities. Just minutes from I-95, it is an hour’s drive to the Research Triangle area and RDU Airport.

Close to the Cape Fear River, nearby access to the Cape Fear River Trail offers exceptional water-related outdoor activities. Also located within a few miles of the William T. Smith House are the other two restored Smith family plantations (privately owned), a Civil War museum and cemetery, and several monuments. Legend has it that this former port town might have become the capital of North Carolina, with the measure failing by just one vote.

Click here to view William T. Smith House floorplans

Click here to view the pdf brochure for the William T. Smith House

Click here to view the Historic Preservation Agreement (protective covenants) for the William T. Smith House

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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

This 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 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 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. The surrounding land, 123 acres adjacent to and behind the house, is subject to a conservation easement held by the Three Rivers Land Trust, ensuring that the surrounding property will always be used for agriculture or forestry. The house will require a comprehensive rehabilitation including structural repairs, restoration carpentry, construction of a connection to the rear section of the house, re-installation of the porch and columns, installation of all systems, new bathrooms and kitchen.

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Area Information

Linwood is a small community located between Salisbury and Lexington with close access to I-85. It’s located only 30 minutes from Winston-Salem, 30 minutes from High Point, 40 minutes from Greensboro, and 55 minutes from Charlotte. Beallmont is only 12 minutes from Lexington which has excellent barbecue. For things to do and see in Lexington, go to www.visitlexingtonnc.com. For things to do and see in Salisbury, only 15 minutes away, go to www.visitsalisburync.com. More information on Davidson County can be found at www.co.davidson.nc.us.

An amazing historic property that has been lovingly and meticulously restored, the Burt-Woodruff-Cooper House maintains the character of its age. Built circa 1824, the stately Federal two-story home shows gorgeous wide-planked heart pine floors, 11′ ceilings on the main level, gracious family rooms, original oversized windows drawing an abundance of natural light, and six fireplaces (two working). The house comprises five bedrooms with potential main level bedroom or office, back breakfast room/sunroom overlooking scenic flat pastures, tin roof, two outbuildings and a barn. 3,422 square feet with updated plumbing, electrical, HVAC. Option to purchase 10 acres additionally. Truly a unique opportunity!

The property, also known as the Burt-Arrington House, is individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Click here to learn more about the history of the property.

The historic Burt-Woodruff-Cooper House is under protective covenants held by Preservation North Carolina. Please contact Dawn Williams at dwilliams@presnc.org or 919-832-3652 x 221 to request a copy of these covenants.