c. 1790 – Halifax, NC

Added to OHD on 2/20/17   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   23 Comments
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23 Pittsylvania Ave, Halifax, NC 27839

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  • $28,000
  • 2 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 2107 Sq Ft
  • 0.38 Ac.
wn your own piece of History within The Historic Town of Halifax! Over 200 years old, built in the late 1700's, early 1800's, this beautiful Colonial Home formally known as The Price House is in much need of repairs and restoration. NEEDS TLC and SOLD AS IS, WHERE IS! Yet, when fully restored it can be a prize show piece. Starting with a Victorian front porch, displaying original front door transom and sidelights, beautiful mantels and some original woodworking. This featured home is not only unique, but is also a work of art. Home was once registered with Preservation North Carolina, covenants/restrictions, may still apply to new buyer. Potential buyer may be eligible to receive historic preservation tax credits. Consult with the Town of Halifax first, but imagine converting this home into a small Bed n Breakfast in the historical heart of the County or your own personal home.
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Elizabeth Price, Heaton Real Estate
(252) 537-9873
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23 Comments on c. 1790 – Halifax, NC

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11827 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    This was on the site in 2012. It sold, the new owner came by to say it was going to be restored. And now it’s back on the market. I didn’t include any 2012 photos because it didn’t show anything different than what you see now.

    This was an old description from NC Preservation about the home: “Although the property is historically known as the Price House, it is recognized locally as the Willie Jones House. The 1790 Federal-period structure was subsequently enlarged with a Victorian addition resulting in a spacious home featuring both architectural styles. The house was moved from its original location in 1890 and now resides on a desirable corner lot location within Halifax. The house has always served as a family home with notable owners and guests including Willie Jones and John Paul Jones.”

    • tiffaney says: 80 comments

      Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones? If so, I’m on it. 😉

    • Ray Unseitig says: 199 comments

      For some strange reason, looking at these pix, makes me happy, and smile inside, Not sure I’d restore it too much, just enjoy, and arrest the decay. There is this sense of exploration of our history, and fun adventure. Ah dough know.!

  2. martha klassanos says: 4 comments

    What an untouched gem! If I were a zillionaire, it would be mine.

    • ConstantlyCurious says: 1 comments

      Thank you for this information. A couple of questions I have…..one of the shots appears to be of the home very close to a street. Is this before being moved to a cul-de-sac? Does this also mean that if nothing has been done to the home since these 2012 photos that the home has been neglected for an additional 4 years? Thanks!

      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 914 comments

        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Sounds like you misunderstood things. The house was moved to this location in the 1890’s. The photos are also from the most current listing.

  3. Zilla says: 40 comments

    I just sent Preservation North Carolina an e-mail about this house. I’m pretty sure their covenants, etc. are permanent and thus binding on all owners.

    • HousenutHousenut says: 75 comments

      The covenants are no big deal. They insure the house will be properly restored as to original fabric , but does not mean you can’t add all modern conveniences etc.

  4. Teri R says: 283 comments

    The history of this home is very intriguing.

  5. tess says: 303 comments

    Oh, the stories this house could tell of the past 200 years. Please someone help it.

  6. akd1953 says: 197 comments

    Goodness! Nice house but so much to be done!

  7. Colleen Johnson says: 1168 comments

    If I were in my 20 to 30’s this would be a project we could live in the camper and refinish house, but not now in my 50’s … great house though!

  8. Icabod. says: 1 comments

    I am loving these old houses, yet hoping there are some in desirable locations in North Central Florida. Any thoughts or information?

  9. Bubba says: 1 comments

    There are lots of old houses around Live Oak, Lake City, Madison, Monticello, Quincy and west to Pensacola. I didn’t mention Tallahassee because most of the historic homes there were torn down to make room for the state buildings, FSU and FL A&M expansion. The ones that still exist are mostly owned by law firms and the state or county.

  10. Mama Rose says: 8 comments

    Ok so what is wrong with me that I always want the houses that need the most work. This could be my dream house. All I can think about is a cup of tea and a good book on that porch??

  11. janet says: 29 comments

    When I see house like this where renovation has been started and the house is being sold for the price of a modest new car, I have to wonder what went wrong. It seems like the owners had good intentions and opportunity for tax credits.

    • Proud2blefty says: 27 comments

      It seems that good intentions are not enough. It takes a TON of effort and a whole pile of moolah to make it happen, oh, and elbow grease – let’s not forget that. Sometimes I think people see these gems and have stars in their eyes but don’t do their do diligence regarding the neighborhood, the job market (or lack thereof), and end up not having the staying power to hang in to see the job to completion. It’s a shame. This house is beautiful in the hands of the right owner(s).

  12. Ray Unseitig says: 199 comments

    nice one, beats a time share for vacations. 🙂
    Now you are in my price range.

  13. GoddessOdd says: 331 comments

    this makes me sad… the partial restoration looks like someone’s dream died. One of my worries is buying a place and finding after a couple of years that I am WAAAAAY over my head…

  14. Emma says: 1 comments

    About how much do you think it would cost to restore a place like this? I see a lot of potential, am not a restoration expert. Does anyone have a ballpark amount of how much it would cost to restore?

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11827 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Sorry, can’t allow figures on restoration to be discussed. It’s best to visit the home in person with a knowledgeable contractor or someone you trust to give an estimation.

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