Palmer-Tisdale House

  • 520 New Street
    USA New Bern , NC 28560
    Craven County
  • $695,000
  • 3,100 square feet
  • Lot Size: .32 acres acres / Zoning: Residential

Drake Bratton , REALTOR®/Broker
Coldwell Banker/Sea Coast Advantage

Elegant Historic Home!

Live somewhere where history comes alive! This 1767 circa home is situated in the heart of the historic district of New Bern within walking distance of the downtown area. Officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Palmer-Tisdale House offers historic charm that is unique to its era.

Enter through the front door and be greeted by the elegance of the grand hall with its original transverse archway and beautiful crown molding and original wainscoting. Federal style fireplaces adorn every room and original heart pine flooring runs throughout the house. The basement, which adds an additional 800 square feet of heated and air-conditioned space, features a restored eighteenth century kitchen with a brick floor and large colonial era cooking fireplace and brick oven. Enjoy having a glass of wine or hosting an informal dinner in this warm cozy setting.

On the first floor, enjoy the modern-day conveniences of an updated kitchen adorned with new granite countertops and stone backsplash. Enjoy your morning coffee in the breakfast room adjacent to the kitchen. When you are ready to entertain, guests can be received in the elegant front parlor which connects to a grand formal dining room for hosting your dinner parties. There is also a powder room on the first floor for you and your guests. Upstairs, you’ll find three recently updated bathrooms and three spacious bedrooms, each with its own fireplace and historic mantel. The master bathroom with its oversized walk-in tiled shower and new dual vanity provides the perfect retreat to relax and unwind at the end of your day. The updated master suite also offers a custom walk-in closet.

Throughout the entire house, you’ll find several windows which bring natural light into every room. Outside, as you sit on the covered back porch or brick patio, you’ll enjoy the newly landscaped yard which adds to the elegance of this magnificent property. The roof with its standing-seam historic design was painted in 2020. The driveway was remodeled in 2021 and offers plenty of off-street parking. The property did not sustain any damage in Hurricane Florence and is not in a flood zone. This is a rare opportunity to own a stately home with such a rich heritage.

The Palmer-Tisdale 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.