c. 1900 – Jonesville, NC

Lost or Demolished
Added to OHD on 5/13/15   -   Last OHD Update: 10/30/18   -   25 Comments
110 N Jonesville Blvd, Jonesville, NC 28642

Price

Beds

2

Baths

1

SqFt

1176

Acres

0.98

Over 100 years old, vintage home ready for the handyperson's touch. Large, cleared, level lot. Original wood through out on floors, walls and ceilings. Stone mantles over the fireplaces. Impressive staircase entrance. The possibilities and use are endless. Own your piece of history today. Listed at tax value.

25 Comments on c. 1900 – Jonesville, NC

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  1. Kelly, Old House DreamsKelly, Old House Dreams says: 9794 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I liked this way better when I thought it was on a rural road. The street view shows a neighborhood of nondescript houses, the now naked lot had some nice trees on it. I’d love to know why they cleared the lot, unless they thought it would help sell to a developer? The lot reminds me of the dream where you go to school only to realize you forgot to put your clothes on, I want to put my hands up and cover things to not see such bareness. And I normally like this kind of rough interior but for some reason I’m not warming up to it. Why the heck am I posting this then? Just something about it that I can’t look away from. 🙂

    Perhaps this was a slightly older home that had a c. 1900 update? Also it shows a sale in 2015 but I wonder if it was a family-family transfer, I don’t see any evidence this was actually listed for sale before now.

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    • RossRoss says: 2371 comments
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      1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
      Emporia, KS

      Oh my gosh! Why in the world would they have knocked down all those trees??????????????

      From the images posted here, I, too, assumed the house sat high on a hill in a glorious rural setting. But the Streetview dashes that assumption!

      The interior was a surprise but I like it!

  2. AvatarBethany says: 2518 comments
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    Escondido, CA

    I like the side view much better than the straight-on front view.

  3. JimHJimH says: 4010 comments
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    At least some of those trees were coming down anyway, but Jeez every one! Guess they’re going for the suburban look to go with the vinyl on the house. Just needs a cheap pool, some trashy lawn art, and a bush or two surrounded by crushed white stone. Slap some garish paint on inside; the ceiling fans are already installed!
    I actually appreciate they didn’t do all that, but it looks like they were headed in that direction.

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  4. Kelly, I agree with you. It is very distrubing to look at it. As my Alabama Grand Mama used to say, “I think I need to take to my bed now!” to get over it upsetting my constitution. Looking for my smelling salts, David in New Bernia

  5. AvatarMichael Fleming says: 18 comments

    I was going to say that it would be nice if came with a tree or two…

  6. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4606 comments

    In looking at the smaller brick tract homes on Oakland “Boulevard” behind this lot, I believe the concern that the lot was cleared for potential new development is valid. I can’t say if the interior photos were taken on cloudy day or not but some parts of the interior seem gloomy. This may seem as blasphemy to natural woodwork fans but I’d be tempted to paint at least some of the interior walls. Others could be sanded lightly to brighten up the wood and then clear finished. I think this started out as a Victorian era farmhouse and then was Georgian-ized perhaps in the 1920’s or 1930’s. One of the most prominent features on the exterior is the native rock chimney yet inside all the fireplaces appear to be closed up. This would be a challenging project to end up with something appealing. Too bad the lot was cleared but maybe one could look at it as a blank slate waiting for your landscaping ideas. Almost a full acre so the new landscaping could greatly increase the “curb” appeal if carefully planned and executed.

    • Kelly, Old House DreamsKelly, Old House Dreams says: 9794 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      John, I admit too, I would paint some of the walls and you know how hard it is for me to say paint over that sort of thing!

      • RossRoss says: 2371 comments
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        1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
        Emporia, KS

        Gee Kelly. Now I need to spank John AND you!

        • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4606 comments

          Ok, Ross, how would you treat the wood walls, ceilings, and floors? Would you lovingly sand and clear finish all wood surfaces? Wouldn’t that look monotonous and/or dark and gloomy in some areas? One of the few things they did paint was the staircase newel, railing, and balustrade which I would have finished and stained with a clear finish. They also painted some of the floors which is a personal choice. One would have to really love lower grade Southern Yellow pine (with knots) to finish it all clear and provide a “rustic” effect. Anyhow, the next owners can do whatever they wish to do. (I’d be interested to see the results)

          • JimHJimH says: 4010 comments
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            John, I agree with you that the recent work with the mismatched pine could be painted, but the older wood should just be cleaned with wet rags IMO, using a light detergent if it’s sticky with grease or smoke. Sanding and shellac/polyurethane ruins whatever patina is there and is going to give the wood a shine it never had (I hate shiny). The floors could be lightly touched up with stain diluted with paint thinner/mineral spirits.
            I think the difficulty with vernacular houses like this of whatever style is that if you start to refinish, especially with paint, any adjacent surface then looks shabby and you want to paint that, and you end up doing everything. Authentic becomes generic or “country” very quickly. It’s hard to tell on this house where original ends and rustic remodel begins from the photos, so a lot depends on what you want the end product to look like.
            If the original wood siding is there under the vinyl, I would love it if it was faded old paint that could just be powerwashed and oiled, but that’s just me.

          • RossRoss says: 2371 comments
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            1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
            Emporia, KS

            Hi John,

            This house has survived a very long time with its interior wood walls.

            The wood walls are what make this house distinctive, and I would be loath to diminish this distinction.

            If a buyer finds the walls not to their liking, there are solutions, while still safeguarding the wood walls.

            For example, brightly colored drapery, rugs, and furnishings would do wonders to make the interior come alive. So, too, with colorful art on the walls.

            Such decorative choices would transform the “gloomy” interior, and would be, importantly, easily removed, thus protecting THE significant historic aspect of the house.

            • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4606 comments

              Ross, Since I’ve been threatened with a spanking (lol) for suggesting painting some of the walls, how would you finish them? I did not suggest removing the wood; but merely painting it in some areas. All I can say is if someone wanted to go to the extra labor to sand and finish out the wood walls and ceilings they have some major work ahead. I suppose there are ways to diminish the effect of the wood walls, ceilings, and floors, as you recommend. I personally love beautifully clear finished fine woods.

  7. AvatarKarrie says: 228 comments

    I too don’t understand why in the heck did they take down those beautiful old trees. Boy if i had the money I would restore this once beautiful home back to her original look…. sad to see those ceiling fans everywhere…..

    • AvatarMo says: 9 comments

      I’ve lived in four houses, built in 1893, 1930?, 1900, and one probably from Indian Territory days, where those wooden walls were not unique. Many were built in this area. The wooden walls were in lieu of plaster and predated drywall. They are ready for muslin-backed wallpaper. The joy of those walls, I found, was that any size, weight, or style of picture could be hung anywhere, so long as you didn’t drive the fastener through a crack in the wall finish. Many of them later were covered with plaster, drywall, or panelling, but none of them were intended to be viewed as the finished wall.

  8. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4606 comments

    Except that on the wall next to the staircase treads, I see a center bead running in the middle of each plank which suggests it could have been intended for finished appearance. Those plank boards of the shiplap variety-often 1 x 8″ nominally, and of lower grade wood with knots and sap pockets also seem present. As you mentioned, these boards were covered with unbleached muslin cloth (attached with innumerable tacks) then wetted, which caused the muslin to shrink and tighten allowing wallpaper to be pasted over it. I’m thinking that perhaps here they may have never gotten to the muslin cloth stage (the tell-tale thousands of dots where the tacks were driven in cannot be seen) A closer inspection would reveal actual wall conditions.

  9. AvatarKris says: 50 comments

    The first impression I had upon seeing the first picture was that of an Edward Hopper painting.

  10. AvatarGranger says: 1 comments

    This house is gone , it was torn down.

    • Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 9794 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      No!!!! Well, that sucks. They better have salvaged the heck out of it!

      Thanks for the update Granger.

      • Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 9794 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Yeah, newest street view is from Sept. 2015. House, gone! What a shame.

        Street View

        • JullesJulles says: 529 comments

          Kelly, are you sure they didn’t move it by any chance. I love this house, the beautiful colonial facade, and the fireplaces with the colored slate. I even like the kitchen. It would be criminal if the they demolished it for a possible development. It would like be like destroying a beautiful painting. Someone should go to jail for demolishing that home, crimes against humanity!

          • Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 9794 comments
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            1901 Folk Victorian
            Chestatee, GA

            I couldn’t say if it was but it’s doubtful. Maybe the person that said it was demolished above saw it in person?

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