Brown-Watkins House

  • 217 College Street
    USA Oxford , NC 27565
    Granville County
  • $140,000
  • 3,740 square feet
  • Lot Size: 0.66 acres / Zoning: Residential

Ann Hancock , Broker/REALTOR®
Century-21 Hancock Properties

PRICE REDUCED!! The Brown-Watkins House can be HISTORIC SHOWPLACE in Downtown Oxford with a Garage Apt, great for In-Laws!

The Brown-Watkins House exemplifies the grand residences that were built for successful industrialists, tobacconists, merchants and professionals in turn of the century Oxford. Proudly proclaiming itself as the most beautiful village in the state, as early as 1830, Oxford grew into a bustling town that served as the center of education, culture and industry for the area. Today, the area north of downtown along College Street where the Brown-Watkins House is located continues to draw praise.

The house was built c.1911 during a building boom in Oxford. It is a stately two-story Colonial Revival with some Queen Anne characteristics including the prominent two-story front entrance portico that is slightly off-center. The broad full-width front porch supported by simple Doric columns unifies the façade giving the house a more symmetrical appearance. Most striking is the modified Federal style front entrance with a fanlight above the door and sidelights comprised of engaged fluted pilasters, dentil molding, and beveled glass. The heavy paneled door and entrance was crafted by Robert Morgan, Sr., a talented local builder.

Owner has spent $197,819 on exterior improvements so far. Estimates to complete renovation on the house are $250,500 & $332,000.  The house is being SOLD AS IS, no interior renovations have been completed.

The historic Brown-Watkins House is under protective covenants held by Preservation North Carolina. Please contact Dawn Williams at or 919-832-3652 x221 to request a copy of these covenants.