c. 1940 Classical Revival – Littleton, NC – $599,900

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Added to OHD on 8/2/17 - Last OHD Update: 8/14/18 - 24 Comments
225 Spring St, Littleton, NC 27850

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A gorgeous Greek Revival home located 3 miles from beautiful Lake Gaston. The "Normandy" was built by a local timber magnate which features wood throughout that he selected. The 10 piece crown molding is beautiful. A stunning entry with a beautiful curved staircase. Imagine sipping lemonade on either of the 2 covered porches or having a peach cobbler after using the 6 burner wolf gas stove. A wonderful home for entertaining. It was designed by Haskins and Rice, architects of Raleigh. One of a kind!!
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Laura Bromhal, Berkshire Hathaway      (919) 782-6641
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24 Comments on c. 1940 Classical Revival – Littleton, NC – $599,900

  1. Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 8500 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I have no clue if this is actually a pre 1860’s Greek Revival and was just updated in the 1940’s by Haskins and Rice OR it was actually built in the 1940’s by them, a Greek Revival-Revival. Until someone can come up with the history I labeled it with the assumption it really was built in the 1940’s.

    • Jeff Myers says: 54 comments

      That exterior brickwork does not look like it’s got 160 years on it.

    • Margaret Chrisawn says: 7 comments

      Haskins and Rice were strictly architects and not remodelers or updaters of existing houses. They specialized in either grandiose mansions like this one or mid-century modern on a large scale. Raleigh is full of examples of their work.

      Several of my friends lived in H&R houses, and I went to high school with Al Haskins III.

  2. Neness says: 31 comments

    “Built by a local timber magnet…” very interesting ! Or do you think maybe she meant “timber magnate”?
    A very nice house, evidently well-built and in good condition, but it’s a shame that the columns aren’t proportionate to the rest of the façade.

    • Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 8500 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Hehehe. 🙂

      I’ll fix it to show “magnate” on OHD.

      • MikeMike says: 123 comments

        I was a timber magnet for a while a few years ago, and let me tell you, those timbers pack a wallop! I earned every penny, and then some…the money was decent, but the ER bills were outrageous. I still have a few splinters, the doc says best to leave them be…

  3. Ron G says: 82 comments

    This interesting question since Rice & haskins didn’t come together in the same firm until after WW2. So they couldn’t be responsible for a 1940 remodel. I guess more research will help.

  4. Neness says: 31 comments

    Oh sorry Kelly, I didn’t realize that you wrote it. Anyway it did come out funny.

    • Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 8500 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      No, I didn’t write it, it’s directly from the agents description. I don’t write any of the homes descriptions on this site. 🙂

      • KarenZ says: 690 comments
        OHD Supporter

        Could you imagine? Lord knows, you do more than enough for us as it is! I’ll take this time to thank you so much for all of the hard work that you do!

  5. MW says: 623 comments

    Looks like a 20th century revival to me. Looks a bit too perfect and idealized to be a 19th century house. A revival of a revival as you suggest.

  6. Hoyt Clagwell says: 214 comments

    The interior millwork is done with some academic rigor, but is obviously 20th century. Of course it’s hard to tell conclusively from photos, but the exterior looks to be of modern extruded, wire-cut brick. And in general, details are a bit of a pastiche. It’s a bit idealized in a Disney-esque kind of way.

    • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 688 comments

      Idealism sums up the entire concept of these Classical Revival homes built in the small-town South of the early 20th century. I’ve read that many of these homes were built by local business owners who found wealth in the various industries that had developed in the post-Industrial Revolution and railroad aided economies. These newly successful small business owners attempted to recall an idealized version of the “Old South” by building grand homes that imitated the Greek Revival “big house” plantation mansions of the antebellum period.

      • Elizabeth Hart says: 6 comments

        Charlestonjohn-best summation of “Old South” building style/syndrome I’ve ever read.

  7. NonaKNonaK says: 78 comments

    Totally not my preference of style but I find this home very appealing. I love all the wallpapers and the decor in general. The butterfly paper in the bathroom is so cheerful. I prefer unpainted woodwork, but I know it’s appropriate for this house and I find it refreshing that it’s not all painted white. I could just move right in and be very happy.

  8. Lynn says: 6 comments

    The staircase looks straight out of Gone With The Wind. What a beautiful home!

  9. Jenny Wiebler says: 150 comments

    Whenever it was built, it sure is lovely. That entrance way is grand!

  10. Hoyt Clagwell says: 214 comments

    “The staircase looks straight out of Gone With The Wind.”

    I imagine that was no coincidence…

  11. StevenF says: 453 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    These idealized Colonial revivals from right before the WWII are one of my favorite styles. Sure, they don’t look as old as they’re trying to appear, but they’re still old enough to have beautiful woodwork and a quality, solid build. To me, they’re the best of both worlds.

  12. Suziefritz says: 8 comments

    a real beauty, built yesterday or 200 years ago

  13. Colleen J says: 1330 comments

    The wallpaper in this house is gorgeous. What an exquisite property!

  14. Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 8500 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Reduced to $599,900 from $799,900.

  15. MikeMike says: 123 comments
    1886 Queen Anne Victorian

    Definitely on my favorites list…

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