c. 1900 – Ellenboro, NC

SOLD / Archived From 2017
Added to OHD on 10/11/17 - Last OHD Update: 2/14/18 - 17 Comments
251 Henrietta St, Ellenboro, NC 28040

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Well built farm house style home on .60 acres in Ellenboro. Home offers several unique features, wood floors, 12ft ceilings, large rooms, large wraparound porch, and a nice corner lot. Home is being sold as-is! Home currently does not have water or septic system.
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Robert Greene, Robert Greene Real Estate      (828) 245-2345
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17 Comments on c. 1900 – Ellenboro, NC

  1. Love the kitchen, just needs a little elbow grease. Not as crazy about the wig on stand on the mantel LOL

    • that’s exactly what I thought, Bethany! I kinda felt sorry for whomever left it behind.

  2. OH! a really cool dogtrot. Kitchen is great too. With just a little TLC and plumbing someone will have a nice retirement home. There’s a kwick stop, family dollar, dollar general and a restaurant. What more do you need? My town of 96 people is 25 miles from town. When they built our Dollar General we all celebrated at the Fire Dept. Gotta love small towns. 🙂

    • This is a great example of an enclosed dogtrot. Not all dogtrots were that large but they usually were larger than normal entrance hallways.

      Southern houses with center halls sometimes had doors on both ends for better air flow. Not a true dog trot but same idea for keep the house cooler. It’s possible this was built that way originally with screen doors for keeping the bugs out.

  3. I have a question… If it lists “no water, no septic” but we see kitchen and bathroom faucets and toilets – what does this mean? Is the condition of the pipes so bad or broken, they cannot list them as “working”? Thank you!

    • Was most likely on a well and septic and will need to be attached to new septic? Maybe a sand mound. The lot is quite small.
      Municipal supplies available? Sewer and H2O?

  4. I just love everything about this home! It’s one of the most unique houses I have ever seen.

  5. I’m thinking it had water/septic systym at one time, but not usuable at this date, I don’t think anyone is living there now. I kind of like this one.

  6. I love a house with lots of tongue and groove walls and ceilings. But whoa… light bulbs hanging from the ceiling? Does that mean the electric has not been updated? Does no water and septic mean it is not connected to the house or the house has been moved to the spot it is in today and never connected? The gas heat make the walls appear dirty. Could power wash the walls inside and out. I would paint the exterior white with color on the wood shingles in the gables. Add lots of hanging plants on the porch. Lots of potential!

  7. Interesting. I liked the kitchen also. Kelly, Maybe we should have a class on Friday diagraming different houses styles. Just a quick diagram of house style. Many people think they know what a house design is i.e.dogtrot and they are wrong. Someone could easily diagram a dogtrot to put on Fridays. Would be a good thing, I think.

  8. From my experience of dog trot cabins in Texas, this hall would have been about the right width, and dog trots were always enclosed as the families got bigger and the houses added onto. Original dog trots were usually only one room on each side. Later a loft/second story was added and/or a room off the back of one or both of the original rooms. Then an ell was often added. The whole concept was usually very basic. When I worked at the Texas State Historical Commission writing National Register Nominations, the building which housed us was the 2 story ell type, with a room having previously been added behind each of the original two rooms of the dog trot cabin. Then the second story and then the ell. At least that is what I remember of it’s building timeline. I worked upstairs in the ell and was told that there had originally not been direct access from the front rooms to the ell except by the porch. Eventually a second story to the porch was added. That upstairs porch was right outside my door and had a wonderful swing. I used to do my editing and proofing there if the weather was even close to being nice. The building was just simply beautiful in it’s simplicity! The dog trots worked perfectly in transforming cabins into very classic looking homes.


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