Parksdale – SOLD!
- 3,345 square feet
- Lot Size: 1.95 acres / Zoning: Residential
Keller Williams Realty Points East
, Regional Director
Preservation NC, Eastern Office
Three distinct styles of architecture in one property with many original details intact!
Parksdale is a two-story Greek Revival house originally built in 1857 for William S. Norwood, the first Mayor of Rich Square. The house exhibits three distinct architectural periods of construction. In addition to the original Greek Revival two-story center-hall-and-parlor plan, the house doubled in size in the late 19th century with the addition of four Victorian-style rooms. In the early 20th century, a two-room single-story kitchen addition was constructed.
Exterior details reflecting these three distinct styles include two doors on the front of the house with full length sidelights and transoms, fluted window surrounds, a wide bracketed cornice from the Greek Revival period, delicate sawn work on the second story porch, and expansion of the first-floor porch to a wraparound porch from the Victorian era.
Many historic interior features remain intact including heart pine floors, Greek Revival mantels, ornate fluted window and door surrounds, paneled wainscoting below the windows, elaborately carved newel posts and balustrades, and four-over-six and six-over-six windows from the Greek Revival era. Intact Victorian-style details include diagonal fireplaces and mantels, hardwood floors, and two-over-two windows. The front parlor, kitchen wing, and dining room retain many Craftsman details including a brick fireplace, 15-pane French doors leading into the dining room, and built-in butler’s cabinetry in the kitchen.
The property requires a comprehensive rehabilitation including all new systems (HVAC, electrical and plumbing) and installation of an updated kitchen and baths. Some structural stabilization has been completed but additional assessment is needed. The roof requires repairs, at minimum. The two-car garage building will need structural stabilization and a new roof structure.
The rural town of Rich Square is located in Northampton County just 15 minutes from Scotland Neck (home to the world renowned Sylvan Heights Bird Park), 20 minutes from Murfreesboro (home to the Jefcoat Museum of Early American History and several other historic sites), local shops and restaurants, and 40-minutes to Roanoke Rapids! The property is only an hour from Suffolk VA and the beautiful NC Outer Banks are about a two-hour drive.
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