1790/1840 – Kinston, NC

Added to OHD on 8/29/12   -   Last OHD Update: 6/28/20   -   5 Comments
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2030 British Rd, Kinston, NC 28501

  • $279,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 3.5 Bath
  • 3702 Sq Ft
  • 9 Ac.
History abounds from this home known as the Rhem Plantation, Nine fireplace of which eight are working fireplaces,hearty pine flooring, Hand painted mural on dining room wall of the working plantation. Seller says the 1st part of the home was built in 1790 and the second part was built in 1840. The rear addition was completed in 2002 at which time a metal roof was put on the home.

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5 Comments on 1790/1840 – Kinston, NC

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  1. Robt. W.Robt. W. says: 355 comments

    The paired exterior end chimneys make the house for me. Nice exterior. Inside there’s some nice woodwork, still, but the wood ceilings (in the addition) and “beamed” ceilings (pink room, dining room, kitchen) distract from what should be simple plaster. Exposing ceiling beams under the original plaster is like exposing brick under the original plaster.

    The square footage (3702) is larger than I’d expect from the photos – though there are no good overall shots to give a sense of the size of the house or the rear and rear addition. Nice looking yard, and boxwoods always win points.

    • Mark says: 143 comments

      It is amazing how the right chimney adds to quality and stately look of a structure.
      It’s probably also amazing that there are people like us who find the chimney to be a major selling point!

  2. says: 459 comments

    Charming house. It’s got a very North Carolina feel to it, too.

  3. echo says: 111 comments

    This is charming. I like everything about it. 🙂

  4. John C. Shiflet says: 5428 comments

    I too like this one and although techically from the Federal period it still has a mid-18th century feel to it. Removing personal accessories from the photos would enhance the early look of the place. Nine acres are a bonus but if it were mine I’d want more for a small farm type property rather than “estate size”. The landscaped surroundings are beautiful.

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