c. 1840 Greek Revival – Murfreesboro, NC – $195,000

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Added to OHD on 4/14/17 - Last OHD Update: 2/14/18 - 42 Comments
310 N 4th St, Murfreesboro, NC 27855

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Appliances, detached shed, detached office/guest house. Chandeliers in front and rear bedroom do not convey.
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Ann Bennett, Hill Realty Co.      (252) 398-7528

42 Comments on c. 1840 Greek Revival – Murfreesboro, NC – $195,000

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  1. Robt. W.Robt. W. says: 458 comments

    Twice the price and half the size of today’s Greek revival in Marion AL, but a real beauty of a small house. The only thing I’d be in a hurry to change is in repainting the scraped woodwork inside. Very nice.

  2. bfish says: 122 comments

    I love this one too, Kelly — it moves me more than the others I’ve been catching up on today. The exterior proportions are so right and the many unusual windows intrigue me. Also agree that the scraped woodwork strikes a discordant note. More like this one please!

  3. lara jane says: 581 comments

    North Carolina seems to have an abundance of amazing homes from the late-19th century. LOVE this one.

  4. echo says: 156 comments

    This one is charming and has kept its charm thru the years. πŸ™‚

  5. Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 8793 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Posted 2013. Back on the market at a reduced price. New photos on Zillow but I kept the old ones here since nothing important was changed.

    Have I already said it? My favorite on the site…really, seriously. Before we bought our current old house, we were discussing have a new old house built based on this one.

    This is the old listing description.

    CIRCA 1840… Fully restored GREEK REVIVAL COTTAGE located in the charming historic district of Murfreesboro, NC. Known as the Overseer’s House, this beautiful home features two bedrooms, 1.5 baths, dining room and a renovated, fully functional kitchen. Interior features include heart pine floors, 4 fireplaces, 6 over 6 windows, original moldings and interior shutters. The front porch boasts welcoming double front doors with glass sidelights. You can also sit and sip sweet tea on the inviting rear porch and enjoy the lovely back yard landscaping. This home was built by a prosperous landowner in the 1840’s, near Severn and when the owner left to build a new home in Murfreesboro, the residence was then occupied by the person who was left to oversee the farm.Both the home and office were moved to Murfreesboro in the 1990s. The office was also restored and would make a lovely guest cottage.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 3811 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Good choice! The design, proportions, and symmetry are outstanding. The size is perfect. It’s like a fine jewel box.

      Reminds me of a subject Watson Brown would photograph; and he very well may have at some point. I’m mentioning him again in case anyone out there may not be familiar with his incredible work captivatingly capturing images of all things antique and interesting in and around North Carolina. His own house is very similar.

      Check him out!

  6. Teri W says: 137 comments

    I agree, this is a great house. I love the size. It’s been so well cared for, including the property itself. Things like this make it tempting to move back to NC!

  7. Lori says: 49 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Yukon, OK

    Ok whats up with the crow on the back of the chair (pic 15) and in the kitchen window? lol

  8. Tommy G says: 48 comments

    Just the right size for me. Due to the relocation, I wonder if it could be placed on the Register. A keeper.

  9. bfish says: 122 comments

    Still loving this one too Kelly! Thank you for bringing it back —

  10. Laurie W. says: 1408 comments

    I’ve watched this place online for years. Except that it’s a tiny tad smaller than we’re looking for, I’d be living there now! One of those places that grabs you and says, “Stay.” Take a google walk up the road — the whole location is adorable. I can’t believe it hasn’t been bought and loved by now. I’m just with you, Kelly — it’s one of my all-time favorites too.

  11. dkzody says: 249 comments

    Charming. Just the right size, too. I wouldn’t need staff.

  12. Teri R says: 262 comments

    Gorgeous, little classic pretty! The windows and floor plan is special. The town is a gem, too!

  13. Barrine says: 40 comments

    VERY appealing house, and I love the windows.

  14. BethsterBethster says: 595 comments

    I agree with others about how pretty this house is. I like Rosewater’s comparison of it to a jewel box. It’s a very livable size for someone like me, but it evokes a mansion.

  15. JimHJimH says: 3511 comments
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    The portico reminded me of this one, on a larger house but the same fine proportion.

  16. MazamaGrammy says: 310 comments

    Beautiful and cozy. I would like to refinish the scraped wood. Do you think painting the interior wood trim in white would be appropriate for this home?

    • Tommy G says: 48 comments

      Why not restore it back? Drenching the wood with denatured alcohol might clean it up.

  17. Dallas says: 92 comments

    I would just change the dark red/plum walls – the rest of it looks great.

  18. Carol S. says: 13 comments

    it’s lovely but “a fully functioning kitchen?” doesn’t anybody cook anymore? Way too small and NO counter space!!! (and no cupboards (up) and a microwave over your head(?) and a washer/dryer in the kitchen???) claustrophobic!

    • Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 8793 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      It’s the same amount of counter space we have. At Christmas we had over 20 people and we had plenty of room to cook and make food. We also have about the same amount of cabinets and you know what? I actual have trouble filling the drawers we have as I tend not to collect every single gadget out there. I have the opposite reaction to kitchens. Why do people need all those cabinets and counter space in modern kitchens?!

      • BethsterBethster says: 595 comments

        Yes, it’s funny how buyers’ “requirements” have changed. I don’t cook much, so I’d be fine with this kitchen. But looking back, the houses I grew up in had just about this much counter space, and so did my maternal grandmother’s house. And my mother and her mother cooked and baked a LOT. As I recall, they did most of their chopping and rolling out and so on at the kitchen table, standing or sitting. Somehow, along the way, that has become a no-no, I guess. (Not sure about the cabinets. Are we seeing everything here? If so, yes, we did have more cabinets, but still, not as many as most of the modern kitchens I see have.)

  19. Sue says: 4 comments

    I looked at this house last February. It is a beautiful place with a lovely yard. It is very small and the owner is a chain smoker not sure you could ever get the smell out. I loved the Pipkin House right up the road but it needs lots of work.

    • Wynsum says: 11 comments

      Your comment, Sue, prompted me to research what is involved in the removal of thirdhand smoke from a residence. It appears to be a costly and labor intensive undertaking, but one that is necessary to make the air-quality in a structure suitable for healthy habitation. Perhaps someone who has had experience with this task will be able to contribute additional information.

  20. Carolyn48 says: 35 comments

    Guess I am weird, but I would not want to live in a cottage called the Overseer’s House!

  21. Mary Jane McCarty says: 1 comments

    This beautiful home is back on the market! The sign in front of the house says it’s listed by Hill Realty Company in Murfreesboro. Rye grass has been planted and is emerald green around the entire house. I wish I were in a position to buy it.

  22. Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 8793 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Updated post with new agent pics/info. The old listing description described this as “The Overseer’s House” also known as “Boone’s Bridge Plantation House”, located outside Murfreesboro but later moved to this location.

  23. Paula Younkin says: 3 comments

    I just noticed that the chandeliers and the two outbuildings (shed and guest house?) are not included which I feel is very sad because the fine chandeliers add to its appeal, and the little buildings are the ONLY kind of storage as there is no garage or barn. In addition, when I had looked a couple years earlier, the ad said the little outbuilding would make a great guest house or office (!?) I have an older home now looking to downsize, so I plan to take a trip down to see it in person this spring, but in all honesty, I sense it is overpriced, seeing that these things are not included either (and appliances too!) πŸ™

    • Kelly, Old House Dreams adminKelly, Old House Dreams admin says: 573 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      You’ve misread. It’s only the chandeliers that are not included. The sentence before is telling what is included.

      • Paula Younkin says: 3 comments

        You are right. Two short sentences on one line. I overlooked the period! Thank you.

  24. Paula Younkin says: 3 comments

    Can you confirm if this house sold since the new year?P

  25. Peter B. Griffith Il says: 1 comments

    I would like to comment on this house. I am looking at buying this place when mine is sold in Culpeper Va. The reason for this is that my fathers family is from this town and I grew up on it’s streets. It is in the hisotorical district of the town and set in a beautiful setting. The halls of this house my great great grandfathers walked as a plantaion owner in the area. It it smaller than it looks and does need a great deal of work. Lots of rotting wood but being a wood worker it is a easy fix for me. A new roof on it and some real TLC. Now it is NOT and I repeat NOT a two bedroom as they claim. The 1/2 bath is a joke and if I get it that will come out. I am 6’6′ and 240 and can just squeeze in it. A new roof is needed on both the main and extension. It is way overpriced for some of the great homes there. But others like the Pipkin (related) are just to big at 3500 square feet. I am single and 67, a retired fire fighter and want life simple. It is nice I can kayak the Meherrin River just down the bluff and bike all over Hertford County. Yep this 67 year old does not sit still. Also as a retired curator of a museum I am working with the Murfreesboro Historical Society to better there museums. But all in all it is a great house and I am going to enjoy walking in the footsteps of my great great grandfather. Peter

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