1885 Stick Victorian – Mooresville, NC

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Added to OHD on 3/24/18   -   Last OHD Update: 10/14/19   -   26 Comments

1871 Mecklenburg Hwy, Mooresville, NC 28115

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  • $149,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 2943 Sq Ft
  • 0.45 Ac.
Distinct 1880's Queen Anne style "Mott" home that belonged to Walter Baker Mott could be yours! The home was relocated from Lowes Corporate site in 2007 to current location. Front portion of home is original to home and the new addition added in 2007 is unfinished and ready to make your own! Home is located minutes from Downtown Davidson and Davidson College. This home has been partially renovated with new exterior paint in 2015, also well and roof in 2007. Currently no electric, septic, or HVAC and is non habitable, but is ready to start your new story in the beautiful home!
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Brittni Hagerman, TSG Residential
(704) 293-3957
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25 Comments on 1885 Stick Victorian – Mooresville, NC

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11732 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Posted in 2012 (maybe sold since?). The last 4 listing photos I included to show the move and the exterior before it was painted the nicer blue (or gray?) Moved to front page.

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  2. Barbara V says: 704 comments

    It’s great that they moved it to a site with a couple of mature trees – makes it look like it’s always been there. Wonderful.

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  3. Michael Mackin says: 2044 comments

    I love the house and the fact that they saved it from possible demolition. I like the way the new addition on the back fits in seamlessly. I am wondering how difficult it will be to get the permits to hook up all the utilities for the house to make it livable?

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  4. Nance says: 60 comments

    Near me. Wonderful spot near gorgeous Lake Norman and the Charlotte metro area. Very artsy region. For this price, dial it back and love it.

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  5. Tracy Everhart says: 7 comments

    Unfortunately there are RR tracks directly across the street from it!

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 884 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      That’s a plus for train lovers!

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      • SharonSharon says: 683 comments
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        2001 Contemporary
        Sedalia, MO

        Like me! Five generations of railroad workers in this bloodline! At bedtime when Dad was at work, Mom said that every train whistle was Dad saying good night to us. He’s been gone for twenty years but he still speaks to us in every whistle of the train. ❤

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        • Mark Covey says: 20 comments

          As a railroader myself, I’ve often felt bad that I have to whistle through residential areas at night. I’m glad to hear it’s a comfort to at least a few folks out there!

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          • MazamaGrammy says: 353 comments

            I’ve loved hearing the train whistle during the night since I was a little girl!I’m so happy we’ve moved to a town where the train runs through again! Now, if I could just get back the sound of ship horns on the river, I’d have it made. No big ships passing through North Texas. sigh.

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          • Woeisme says: 138 comments

            Late at night I hear a freight train heading for sf bay. It gives me a warm feeling for some reason.

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        • KC says: 15 comments

          I love that story Sharon. I love trains too. My Grama used to toss my Granpa’s lunch to him every afternoon (he was a conductor).

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        • Sue says: 2 comments

          I love this story! I grew up where you could hear the train passing at the top of the street at night, while laying in bed trying to drift off to sleep. I would dream all the exotic places the trains were heading. Trains have always been magical for me. I now live about 100 yards from a railroad track. The sound of the trains going by never bother me.

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        • Me, too! It’s a long-standing joke in my family that my sister and I will never be able to marry because the railroad where my parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents all met no longer exists! And it wasn’t my dad, it was my grandmother that my mother used to say was talking to us when the whistle blew. In fact, the day we buried my grandmother, the train ran behind the cemetery and sounded its whistle and Mom said she was telling us she loved us and was happy to move on!

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          • SharonSharon says: 683 comments
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            2001 Contemporary
            Sedalia, MO

            That’s beautiful, Crimson_Roo. You sound like family to me. When Dad died, we were all in the limo behind the hearse on the way to the cemetery. Of course, wouldn’t you know it, a train stopped our procession at the crossing, and each car of that train was, most suitably, one black coal car after another and another and another. We were awe-struck and held hands, crying for our loss but laughing at the same time because it seemed that even the train was appropriately mourning with us, all decked out in black. We thought, “Very nice touch, God. Thank you. Dad would approve.”

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      • Mark S says: 16 comments

        Exactly. I live close to the tracks and guest’s love it when a train goes by. They look out the window at it

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  6. Lora says: 3 comments

    My house, originally built in 1910, was moved to its current location in 1992. I love that I get AL the charm and beauty of an old home with the beautiful basement of a new home! The old home featured here is lovely, the brickwork was a beautiful addition.

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  7. Patricia Bryant says: 4 comments

    I love the sound of trains! I grew up with RR tracts at back of our pasture in town & now live in historic house 3 blocks from RR tracts that goes thru the town. When I hear the train whistle going thru, brings back good old memories!

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  8. JimHJimH says: 4869 comments
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    My nephew just bought a house near Charlotte for almost twice the price – a bland tract house without a bit of charm. Had I known or if he asked, I might have pointed towards this one. Not perfect, sorry Mavis, but not demolished and a lot of history and character retained.
    (My other nephew gets it – he’s got his 4 year old daughter polishing woodwork in a 1906 Foursquare!)

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  9. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1127 comments
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    1875 Limestone house
    Langeais, Loire Valley,

    I like the corner porch, that’s unusual!

  10. I love this home. Unfortunately, it’s beyond my knowledge and skill set, but I hope whoever buys it is able to continue the restoration and make up for any missing details with period substitutions. There is so much potential here!

  11. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11732 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Flipped. Not a well thought out kitchen update, feels disjointed. I do like the new baths although still not a fan of sliding barn doors.

    https://www.redfin.com/NC/Mooresville/1871-Mecklenburg-Hwy-28115/home/44334849

    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5397 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      Well, the house was apparently moved and I grudgingly concede whatever is left of it stills stands. The blue and white exterior is a beautiful combination from Sherwin-Williams’ Flipped Old House Colors palette. In the 1870’s white as an exterior house color was used sparingly if at all. The Chip and Joanna Rustic Farmhouse influence is displayed in the kitchen island’s “old fruit jar” themed light fixtures, as well as the natural wood barn doors on black painted rollers in the bathroom. I guess I need to create a video on how to frame walls for pocket doors instead of having the track and rollers hanging on the walls for display. That is akin to the peculiar modern practice of pulling all of the smooth plaster off to display rough bricks-the Victorians highly disliked the practice. Then there’s the ubiquitous grey and white walls and other white painted woodwork. Why leave the newel post and hand railing unpainted since everything else is painted white? Chip and Joanna may approve…but historic preservationists probably wouldn’t.

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