- 5,860 square feet
- Lot Size: .94 acres / Zoning: Village Business District
Rare opportunity to own a piece of Outer Banks History. One of the original homeplaces from 1871 when Manteo was just beginning, the Evans Home is an architectural masterpiece of old and new. The entire home was completely renovated (Designed by John Wilson and Construction by Lee Tugwell, plus various craftsmen from North Carolina and Virginia) and restored in 1989 and took 2 years to complete.
The sprawling home has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and 1 half bath, plus a studio apartment and is sitting on one of the largest parcels in Downtown Manteo. The front entrance foyer opens to both Sir Walter Raleigh and Agona Streets, has marble flooring is the main corridor to both east (original part of the house) and west (addition) wings of the home. The home has beautiful details from the gracious 10 ft ceilings, to the faux marble hand painted mantels, mahogany trim, and timeless transom windows.
Step through the parlor into the hallway past the original staircase and front door to the first floor guest room and study. Just off the foyer is a true formal dining room with seating for 8+ and is an entertainer’s dream with built-in china cabinets and closet, plus pocket doors. The kitchen is equipped with a gas range, Corian countertops, eat-in bar, built-in Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, butler’s pantry, and opens out to the sunny breakfast room with gorgeous bay windows. All cabinets were custom made of mahogany wood and have brass hardware. This includes all of the trim work and molding throughout the house. Hardwood flooring can be found in almost all of the home, including the original wood flooring that was stripped and refurbished in 1989, including the original front door.
Head upstairs through the 2nd staircase to the large Master Bedroom suite with his and hers bathrooms, closets and dressing area. This stunning suite has sound views and a gas fireplace. The second guest room is ensuite with a full bath and views of the sound. Down the hall is an office/bonus room, laundry room, and connects to the original part of the house with 2 additional guest rooms and a full bath. The 4th guest room and study is located on the main level and has beautiful built-inshelving. The entire third floor is a large attic space with tons of storage space and 3 separate closed off areas (one is cedar). Fireplaces are not in use at the moment but have gas logs.
As this home is conveniently located in the quaint historic downtown district it is zoned under the Village Business District. Very short walking distance to the waterfront boardwalk, Marshes Lighthouse and Festival Park (w/in a block). Enjoy all that downtown Manteo has to offer Farmer’s Market (right across the street), art festivals, First Fridays, 4th of July festivities, and more. This home could be an ideal bed & breakfast, inn, wedding/event venue with many possibilities. This home is also on the Manteo Historic Register. Some furnishings will convey.