1880 Folk Victorian – Sanford, NC

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Added to OHD on 3/19/12   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   9 Comments
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4082 Buckhorn Rd, Sanford, NC 27330

  • $199,900
  • 3 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 2264 Sq Ft
  • 3.36 Ac.
HistoricalHome said built in 1846.New Wiring,Plumbing,1st&2nd Floor HeatPumps,Cabinetry,LightFixtures,Insulated n exteriorWalls,Floors,&R30 n Attic.Wood floors have been redone& large rooms throughout home.1st flr Master BR w/5'shower,double vanity,water closet,&9'WIC.2nd Flr BathR has water closet,private tub area,& double vanity.BRs have 10'WIC.Originally had 5 fireplaces can be replaced
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Gail Dickens, Sanford NC Realtors

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9 Comments on 1880 Folk Victorian – Sanford, NC

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  1. John Shiflet says: 5450 comments

    I’m seeing mantels and multi-light (paned) window sashes which make me think this house could actually date back to the 1840’s. It also looks like the boarded up end might have had a chimney previously. So we might have an 1840’s vernacular Greek Revival house updated with a c. 1880 porch. The house does not look to be from the 1880’s inside. Substitute columns for the Victorian posts on the front porch and it becomes a Greek Revival. Looks like the electrical has been updated or at least wiring for lighting installed. Maybe some modern plumbing fixtures installed as well. Most of the upgrades are not sympathetic to the age and style of the house. Over 3 acres to work with as well which is a plus.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 937 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      If you look at the street map view you can see it had chimney’s before (not a good view of the home, you have to move around on the map to see the right side of the home.)

  2. Vickie says: 25 comments

    yo quiero! 😉

  3. John C says: 434 comments

    The description does state that the fireplaces can be replaced, and I suspect the stones we see in the yard are from a chimney or chimneys (or chimleys). If they haven’t been carted away by now ….. I suspect that someone intended to put them back and that is why the plywood or whatever it is appears on the side.

    For taking a home in apparently bad shape and with perhaps little or no wiring (see the price this sold for in 2003), someone who isn’t a professional restorationist has not done badly at all. All wiring fixtures are, of course, in one sense anachronistic as are all plumbing fixtures in a rural house of this vintage; given that, one person’s sympathetic styling choices might seem like chalk screeching on a blackboard to another person. (The only way to avoid incongruity would be to revert to outhouses, summer kitchens and an electrified combined media-tv reading room, somewhere else on the property, out of sight.) Luckily, lighting and plumbing fixtures can be redone to taste.

    That leaves the porch. Assuming that in 2003 whoever found this, found a Victorian style porch similar to the one now displayed, I have no problems with the porch. True, it doesn’t go with the original 1840s style of the house, but then so often porches after some years didn’t. The 1880s porch gives the 1840s house, in an odd way, a feeling of authentic, lived in hominess, to my mind. Put another way, it wouldn’t bother me enough in any event to replace the porch or the columns unless something were wrong with the soundness of construction.

    About the laughs: if the owners read this blog-post, I want to reassure them that in my opinion the remarks about the deer head and the dog and so on are no reflection on the house or you the owners. Everyone who follows this wonderful site has moved from house to house, dealt with pets in the midst of confusion, restored in the midst of turmoil, repaired in the midst of seeming catastrophe of goofy events. We are exhibiting fellow sufferers’ sympathy and gallows humor and not laughing at you or the house. I join in the rueful laughter of self-recognition and hope you take no offense.

    I know nothing about the appropriate pricing in this house’s area, of course. Best wishs to getting the place sold!

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  4. Pam Bates says: 14 comments

    I love these type houses–Folk Victorian. There are several up at Rugby, Tennessee.

  5. Wendy says: 23 comments

    Your eye for details is impeccable … thanks for the giggle 🙂

  6. Bob H says: 77 comments

    Looks like the house I just bought in GA. Love it.

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