c. 1870 Greek Revival – Trade, TN

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Added to OHD on 3/22/18   -   Last OHD Update: 7/8/20   -   29 Comments
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9668 S Hwy 421, Trade, TN

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  • $175,000
  • 2 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 1776 Sq Ft
  • 10.66 Ac.
Circa 1880's farmhouse with historical signifiance. It is reported that Tom Dooley slept here, or so the story goes. Area and timing are right! (Ask agent for other details.) Home needs renovation but worth saving! Constructed of brick made on site, interior walls with brick supports. Approximately 3 acres in front of home, remainder behind in woods and pasture. Outstanding views from rear of property. Property can be divided. Shared drive with 20 ft ROW.
Contact Information
Jessica Harkness, Evans & Evans Real Estate Group
(855) 227-3251
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29 Comments on c. 1870 Greek Revival – Trade, TN

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12146 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Posted 2010, back on the market (never sold.) Moved to front page. I kept two photos from the previous agent, the last two photos above.

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  2. BethanyBethany says: 3450 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Nice photos, a pleasure to look at even if the house is a bit rough.

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  3. Scully63 says: 46 comments

    The surroundings are amazing. I’m sure the house could be fantastic as well if someone with the cash were to buy and restore it.

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  4. Lady Texas says: 198 comments

    Grounds, beautiful. House…..Gulp!

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  5. Karen B says: 321 comments

    I love the way the house sits nestled by hills, on a hill across a creek. I love what this house could be with patience, elbow grease and some funds and most of all lots of energy! What puzzles me, though, is the price. I did some vague research and learned it is TN’s highest elevated community and oldest It’s an hour to Kinsport, Johnson City and Abingdon, VA so it would be a drive to commute. Ten acres…nice. I, personally, couldn’t justify to myself paying this price. Other than that, I would love to sink my claws into this house. It would be so much fun and satisfaction bringing it back.

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  6. Glenn hahn says: 55 comments

    Just wondering as I do with most of these rural properties … internet? I am working toward being location independent ( as long as there’s internet)

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    • CharlestonJohn says: 1093 comments

      Satellite Internet access is available most everywhere. HughesNet is an example of on ISP specifically targeted to rural locations.

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  7. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12146 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Good time to pull out the comment rules…

    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/comment-policy/

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    • Scott Cunningham says: 393 comments

      Damn!!! And I was just going to speculate that it might be haunted!!!!

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      • brigidbrigid says: 618 comments
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        1930 Eclectic Lake Cabin
        Smalltown, OK

        And I was going to remark that it looked like a high crime area-you know those pesky raccoons love shiny objects 🙂

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    • Colleen J says: 1058 comments

      I never realized the no all caps, I do that a lot, (usually out of excitement) thanks for the reminder Kelly!

      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12146 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        No caps isn’t a big deal when it’s a sentence or a word, now whole paragraphs is just plain hard to read. I wanted to reference talking about the price, some people think it’s okay to voice what they think this home is worth, which is a big no-no.

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  8. Eric Unhinged says: 1046 comments

    Just wow… there is so much to love about this house! Not only is it largely intact, but it is especially fascinating in that it appears to have never been completed. Many of the brick walls do not appear to have ever been plastered! Other rooms show a single layer of plaster which reveals the irregularity of the masonry beneath. The 19th photo shows the lower portion of the stairwell is plastered, but higher up the work seems to have stopped. This is fascinating! I hope the new owner leaves this aspect of the house intact as it has become a part of its history. Tons of potential here!

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  9. Janet Vodder says: 1 comments

    Love all the brick and what a great setting. If those walls could only talk…

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  10. Tom Cahill says: 4 comments

    I love this site and its tie to the great history of our country. This house has to be one of the best examples of what houses used to be built like. It is sad to see it in such poor shape, but I guess all house of this age will be at some time, especially rural ones.

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  11. Jacqueline M Baker says: 14 comments

    Hi everyone I live not to far away from trade were this house is at. Trade is minutes to Boone north Carolina and the blue ridges parkway and moses cone house on the parkway. Boone is a wonderful mountain college town. I love to go there. There are ski resorts nearby to. its I would say an hour or less to bristol motor speedway if you like NASCAR! Trade Tn is called Trade because it was a major trade route for settlers and Native Americans! Have been to pow wows at the trade grist mill in the past. We have skybest cable and internet so it should not be and issue! This house is beautiful and I hope someone’s saves it!

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12146 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Thanks Jacqueline for a run down on what’s nearby, sounds like a nice location!

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      • Jacqueline M Baker says: 14 comments

        Your very welcome Kelly! I also want to add Trade is right on highway 421 and goes south all the way to fort fisher at the Atlantic ocean! It literally ends at the waters edge! Takes maybe six or seven hours drive but I’ve done the trip many times! Our airports are Charlotte and tri cities! I would guess that this home is a plantation home and had a lot more land originally! And when the owner dies they had no heirs and like this home a lot of the furniture is still there!

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  12. Colleen J says: 1058 comments

    It always amazes me to see an abandoned residence with the furniture and stuff abandoned in it. I’m trying to imagine the last family living in it, did they just get in the car and drive away? I love country properties, and this is no exception.

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    • brigidbrigid says: 618 comments
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      1930 Eclectic Lake Cabin
      Smalltown, OK

      I often wonder, also. It makes my heart hurt to see things like that and I always imagine what might have happened. I hope there will be a new owner because this house deserves to be loved and lived in again!

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  13. MaggieMayMaggieMay says: 62 comments
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    1945 Craftsman
    Athens, TN

    It could be renovated so beautifully. The grounds are magnificent! reminds me of our backyard in MI. Very cool.

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  14. gail says: 93 comments

    oh this lovely lady needs some tlc and money

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  15. ThePark says: 25 comments

    Okay. A question about realtors using filters. Yes some of the colors pop, but when does a photo not become representative of the property being sold? To me it seems at a minimum misleading, if not deceitful.

    Thoughts? Rules? Laws?

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12146 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      HDR makes colors and shadows lighter, it’s not hiding or distorting what is seen, if anything it enhances things you would not normally see. No rules on real estate photography although if an agent were to Photoshop their listings into something they are not, it might be misrepresenting the home (I’ve not looked into the specifics of United State laws.) The photographer here is not doing the home a disservice, someone is going to look at it and think “This home needs work!” not “This looks move in ready!”

      • TheParkThePark says: 25 comments

        There’s an article on realtormag.realtor.org about this on March 17, 2018. Jacy Riedmann, VP for an imaging company in Austin said in the article –
        Excessive HDR enhancement might work for a “coming soon” picture an agent posts to their Instagram, but in listing photos, it’s walking a thin ethical line. “If the colors are not natural, ask the photographer to adjust them,” Riedmann says.

        So there’s even questions among realtors and using HDR editing. I think just one HDR photo would be okay. But it needs to be shown directly before or after and unedited version of the same photo. I’d love to see the original photos for this listing, but they’re probably all shades of gray.

  16. FG says: 69 comments

    I think the HDR pictures over do it in this case.

    But way more importantly, can anybody read the lp jacket in the one upstairs photo?

  17. abevyabevy says: 307 comments
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    1857 victorian
    Applegate, MI

    Like this hidden back on the property. Sure it could use some fixing, but that is what we like to see. Nice stream and barn if it goes with the house. I don’t understand the rear of the house-up high. Looks as though the wall was not finished. I’d take it in a minute. Too much at this time for me.

  18. Tim says: 1 comments

    Tom Dula was hanged on May 1, 1868 in Statesville, NC. He could not have slept here when it was built circa 1870

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