c. 1845 Greek Revival – Stantonsburg, NC

Added to OHD on 11/8/17   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   29 Comments
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5602 Fairfield Dairy Rd, Stantonsburg, NC 27883

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  • $79,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 3798 Sq Ft
  • 1.47 Ac.
If you are looking for a true historic home to renovate, this is! Barnes-Eagle House, CA 1845. Plaque on house and also road sign designation. Federal style plantation home with Greek Revival elements. Large rooms with high ceilings. Hardwood floors and fireplaces in most rooms. Fireplaces are probably not functional, but a great architectural detail for the home. Large, corner lot with detached garage/workshop.
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Susan Farfour, The Cardinal Group
(919) 738-3219
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29 Comments on c. 1845 Greek Revival – Stantonsburg, NC

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  1. Bethany Otto says: 3510 comments

    I love it! The kind of first glimpse that makes my heart flip over. That big old kitchen was undoubtedly the scene of many family gatherings over the years. I wish I could be the one to restore this cool house.

  2. evers310evers310 says: 109 comments

    Beautiful house!! if it were in Georgia I would be all over it! Unfortunately eastern NC does not have a lot going for it.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11893 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Why do you say that?

      BTW, this is an hour from Raleigh, 40 from Greenville and only an hour and 45 minutes to the ocean.

    • CharlestonJohn says: 1122 comments

      You’ve obviously never had the unique pleasure of consuming a ribeye from the famous Beefmastor Inn, located about 13 minutes from this potentially beautiful Antebellum house.


    • evers310evers310 says: 109 comments

      I’ve looked at many houses in this area before, Swamplawn being My absolute favorite. I would have bought it except for the location. It is a very economically depressed area, there is also not much in the way of infrastructure in the area. When I looked at Swamplawn, the closest grocery store was 1/2 hour away, and it was a mom and pop store. The closest hardware store was 45 minutes away. This house may not have these problems being much closer to Rocky Mount though.

    • Robb H says: 187 comments

      This is close to Wilson NC a very upcoming city. There are many historical houses in the area, low taxes, good quality of life and more. Wilson just dedicated the #1 tourist attraction in the area..the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park. https://www.wilsonwhirligigpark.org/ I will also add…This house (and many houses in Wilson) would be probably $1M more in Raleigh.

    • Robert Headley says: 7 comments

      Eastern NC has a lot going for it. from Charlotte, that is were all the old fine homes are. that particular town has the best Empire antique store in the country.

  3. Unheard_uv says: 31 comments

    I am familiar with swamplawn and probably still have fliers for it when it was for sale a good several years ago. I wonder its current state now….

    • Christine says: 2 comments

      Swamp lawn is one of my ultimate favorites and in fact ironically I drove by it this evening as I was coming back from another nearby eastern nc town. I LOVE this property and it’s history and I am always drawn to it. It’s state is sad. But even sadder is the reason why since the former owner died tragically a few years ago while in the early stages of a complete overhaul. He was a relative and direct descendent of the original family of the property. Preservation NC had it listed years ago and I spoke with them a few years ago to see if the family would consider selling it again as I knew sadly of the death. Nothing has happened. It is just sitting there. It is a tragic loss all around. My heart goes out to the family losing a son but also my heart breaks knowing that this wonderful,person was trying to do the right thing to preserve this home and now his life has ended and his dreams of preserving this home and it’s amazing history. It is in a somewhat depressed area very rural and a little isolated,but the good people of Eastern NC are strong and determined. It is a beautiful place to live and raise a family and settle down to enjoy a simpler way of life.

  4. Rachel says: 1 comments

    Love this. Sime it’s deemed historical, are there restrictions to how you can renovate it?

    • karrie says: 234 comments

      she just needs to be restored to her former glory, scares me when someone says “renovate”

    • Heather says: 3 comments

      Usually not. Only if an easement has been granted to a historical society are there restrictions but just being designated historic or on the historic register does not incur restrictions. Although hopefully whoever buys this maintains the historical integrity

  5. Pookha says: 137 comments

    I wonder what kind of shape the columns are in? I don’t think I have enough elbow grease stored up for this one, but it’s lovely to look at.

  6. Colleen J says: 1156 comments

    She is a diamond in the rough!

  7. VictorianJoy says: 120 comments

    When I hear the phrase, “southern plantation”, this is exactly what pops into my head. I love the columns and large rooms. Saving this home would be an honor!

    • CharlestonJohn says: 1122 comments

      The grand Doric columns and the entire two story portico were added during the early 20th century. The original front elevation likely resembled the Joshua Barnes plantation house that was built by the brother of the posted home’s original owner at about the same time. The current front elevation was styled during a time when many Southerners were busy constructing and remodeling houses to recall a romanticized version of the Old South “big house.” The irony here is that this actually was a Greek Revival plantation with around 1000 acres, but likely didn’t fit what the early 20th century owners thought a grand plantation home should look like.

      Maybe what the posted house looked like prior to 1914…

      • akd1953 says: 195 comments

        So the original front might have been more like what you see in Williamsburg VA?

        • hrnewbie says: 1 comments

          Those two homes definitely share a similarity in terms of architecture. I had the honor of touring the Barnes-Eagles home a few weeks ago and it’s a bit different from the 1914 link that was posted. They would have had to remove windows from the sides and I don’t think they did. Also, the back addition doesn’t jut out to the left like it does in the link, until much further back where they added a porch sometime mid-20th century. But it’s certainly a sibling of the Barnes house and not a distant cousin.

          That said, it’s a glorious wreck of a home. I’ve never had a home haunt my dreams the way this one does. It’s just waiting for someone to save it.

      • Karen I says: 174 comments

        The original – how boring. The newer portico gives it an elegant presence.

  8. MonChiChiPox says: 205 comments

    Beautiful house. I’ll I have to add is that it was built exactly where it was supposed to be.

  9. Ryan says: 470 comments

    In the 1860 census, this house’s owner, William Barnes was listed as owning 10 men or boys and 16 women or girls ranging in age from 1 to 60 years old.

  10. Suzifritz says: 8 comments

    Beautiful Home, great place to live in North Carolina.

  11. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11893 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Reduced to $99,000!

  12. chris says: 1 comments

    Is the house habitable? Running water electricity, drain working insulatiin windows? would like more info please.


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