1827/1925 – Burlington, NC

Added to OHD on 11/18/17   -   Last OHD Update: 11/4/20   -   26 Comments
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4922 Kimesville Rd, Burlington, NC 27215

  • $250,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2377 Sq Ft
  • 6.02 Ac.
Shoffner-Spoon House at Meadowlawn Farm Built in 1827 by Michael Shoffner, enlarged in 1925 by W.L. Spoon. Original mantles and wainscoating details in 1827 rooms. 1925 rooms have beadboard or shiplap walls and ceilings. Hardwood or pine floors and 9 foot ceilings throughout. Listed in Alamance County Architectural Inventory. First time on market. 6.02 Acres, 4 BD septic, No heat 2nd Floor(2090 sq ft), 6 outbuildings, Call Agent for more Details
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Cindy L. Dudley, Keller Williams Realty
(336) 227-4433

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26 Comments on 1827/1925 – Burlington, NC

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  1. Tommy Q says: 446 comments

    Lots to like here, including the tractor and various items still in the house.

  2. SueSue says: 1111 comments
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    1802 Cape

    I love this house and I love all the outbuildings. Looks like an old cottage among them. Does anyone know what that scary square building is? Smoke house?

    • TGrantTGrant says: 934 comments
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      New Orleans, LA

      The square building bears a striking resemblance to some plantation jails I’ve seen. Most smokehouse don’t have barred windows, or even windows at all. Though I have seen them with small openings that were closed with solid shutters.

    • Barbara V says: 1197 comments

      Interesting place… I’m thinking slave quarters for a couple of the outbuildings, and, yes, some sort of jail building. Amazing to see it all so seemingly intact, particularly in today’s p.c. world… Hope the next owner appreciates the history of the place.

    • jenny says: 52 comments

      According to the history of the house, it is a jail for hams, built after too many escapees from the original wooden smokehouse.

    • Kristen Mowell says: 2 comments

      We went and looked around the place yesterday and it is such an amazing piece of history. I hope whoever buys it returns it to its beautiful self. They are auctioning off the contents of the barn and house starting tonight at rogersauction.com

  3. Dr. Peterson says: 95 comments

    Intriguing property. I’m curious to know if the (water) truck goes with. And was the previous owner an architect or engineer or are all the rolled up drawings of the house and additions? And finally, where does the door lead that’s midway up the main staircase? I’m afraid most of the outbuildings are not worth keeping as buildings – rather as salvage worthy of sale or re-use elsewhere.

    • john feuchtenberger says: 83 comments

      Me too, strongly! Except for judicious propping up and period-appropriate roof repair here and there, their air of fragile, arrested time should be preserved. Doesn’t the dogtrot structure surrounded by the later barn look high quality enough to have once been residential?

  4. Teri R says: 276 comments

    Wow! A lot of history here… I would love to hear what the back stories are!

  5. Thada says: 22 comments

    Kind of an intriguing set of bldgs. Some pretty floors. I can imagine the house being used for all kinds of events, at least in the spring, summer and fall, unless they want to add some heat. I think Dr. P has the right idea on salvaging some of it, such as the wood from the falling-down bits. They should clear out that piled-up straw in the barn ASAP.

  6. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1068 comments
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    1885 Italianate.

    I love the fireplace! in a creepy way. Nice piece of property.

  7. etzkornetzkorn says: 26 comments
    1981 split level w/rock
    Lenoir, NC

    A little bit of story:

  8. Memeleed says: 17 comments

    I love every creaky, dusty, broken part of this house! The out buildings are amazing! To me this is a salvage every bit you can place. Also please leave as much of the “old stuff” from the house and barns as you like!

  9. JJ says: 93 comments

    What an incredible history! If the family was there until 1976, then based on the history, many, if not most of the treasures in the house are probably family heirlooms. I hope there is family left to appreciate them. This an incredible home. The new owner is very lucky.

  10. Deb says: 19 comments

    I love properties with a window back in time feel like this. I would recreate the buildings that could not be restored. I’m so grateful that so many who have gone before us have preserved our history for us to enjoy today. It’s amazing to me that a house like this still exists in this condition.

  11. RosewaterRosewater says: 7111 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Mano man what a great place! The house is cool; but the fun here is in the dependencies. Nice!! Check out that double pen, log barn under those later additions! Wow. Looks like you get some old trucks and tractors with the deal too – sweet! God only knows what kind of great old engines and other machines and bits are all buried up in there. All I want for X-mas is to spend the next couple of months digging through all of the GREAT STUFF left behind on this place. I’ll bet the basement has a bunch of fun stuff to pick through too. Damn.

  12. JullesJulles says: 526 comments
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    Perfect Time capsule. I wish that I could freeze it just the way it is as an example of the disappearing South.

  13. Michael Mackin says: 2841 comments

    To me, the outbuildings are what makes the entire property so interesting. I would certainly want to address those structures first. It looks as if most of the damage is the roof structure, specifically the porches. Irregardless, the historical significance of those buildings is worth the effort in my opinion.

  14. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1038 comments
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    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    Often I am more fascinated by the outbuildings than the house. True in this case too, I love the look of that big barn. I would be tempted to make it into a bunk-style guest house, or just a place to have parties. Yet that little cube-shaped building spooks the tar out of me (sorry to be negative). Come to think of it, smokehouses are not usually charming — ours when I was growing up was very plain and windowless — but with all those hams curing, it smelled like heaven!

  15. Angela M. Kadingo says: 6 comments

    Personally, I was wondering about photos of the kitchen… there are 4 bathrooms.. only one photographed, and none of the kitchen… looked at all of the listings.. and the information shared above, but still no photos of those important areas… also wondering about the area itself… doesn’t seem to even be a gas station ANYWHERE around.. and about the local city, the demographics says that the crime is an F .. that’s pretty bad.. I would love to purchase this home, but concerned about the area, I love rural.. but a gas station would be nice..heheheee

    • Kristen Mowell says: 2 comments

      There is a photo on rogersauction.com. It’s the only photo of the kitchen that I’ve been able to come across. The original kitchen wasn’t part of the main house.

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