c. 1881 Italianate – Tarboro, NC

Added to OHD on 12/1/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   37 Comments
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1003 N Main St, Tarboro, NC 27886

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  • $299,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 3.5 Bath
  • 4786 Sq Ft
  • 0.86 Ac.
The Pippen House (c. 1881) is a true architectural masterpiece located on Tarboro's picturesque Main Street. This 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 2 story with approx. 4786 sq. ft. has spacious rooms, marble and slate fireplaces, beautiful original moldings, heart pine floors, period light fixtures & chandeliers, patterned slate roof, sunroom, 4 covered porches and patio on .86 acre landscaped lot.
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Mary Ann Cumpata, Tarboro Realty
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36 Comments on c. 1881 Italianate – Tarboro, NC

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11908 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks nycsmf for sharing!

  2. Jennifer HT says: 767 comments

    Wow I really love this! So light and nicely detailed.

  3. John R Huff Jr. says: 10 comments

    Beautiful wooden floors. Nice wall paper in entrance area.

  4. Jenny Smith says: 5 comments

    so pretty locve the details in the house!

  5. Mary Beth says: 42 comments

    Oh my stars! This home is a Southern Belles dream! The floors, the shutters at those tall Windows, the graceful turn of the stairs…do be still my trembling heart! I just pray the new owner will be a purest or that Santa will bring my the winning lottery ticket!

  6. RosewaterRosewater says: 6656 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Cant believe this fine house is STILL on the market! I shared it years ago in the old forum, and I believe it was in a sampler at one time because I remember a significant discussion about the rarity / commonness of those amazing doors with the tear drop windows. Glad to see it made it permanently onto OHD. Those floor length porch windows! Sigh. they are a favorite feature of mine in old houses, and this house has them in abundance, (great porches too!). The price must be preventing a sale; unless I missed something. So rad..

    • StevenFStevenF says: 186 comments
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      1969 Regency
      Nashville, TN

      Tarboro is a relatively small town (pop ~12,000) and there seem to be an abundance of historical homes on the market in this price range for a town of this size. Based on what I can see on the map, the town isn’t near any larger city, so I’m guessing this is a supply and demand issue; i.e. a lack of demand.

    • Toni Pomeroy says: 2 comments

      We are planning on moving to North Carolina sometime next year. We are looking to by a house like this, but it doesn’t have enough acreage. We want at least 10 acres. The house is totally gorgeous.

  7. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1041 comments
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    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    This is just lovely!

  8. bfish says: 87 comments

    Gorgeous — the massive windows and high ceilings push all my buttons —

  9. Brian E. Mullin says: 11 comments

    Very-Nice Floor-Scenarios. (This house is shaped allot like ours in the Midwest built in 1893. Gives me an idea of what it is really-worth!)~ Thank You!~

  10. GeoffreyPS says: 104 comments

    You know you have high ceilings when there is storage above your shower.

  11. Kimko says: 11 comments

    I pretty much like EVERYTHING about this house! ?

  12. SueSue says: 1127 comments
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    1802 Cape

    I think nycmys is right about the price. The Robert Norfleet Home just came on the market and is a exquisite home and the same price. Yes, less square footage but it is on two acres in the historic district and truly nothing needs to be done accept some updating of decor. There are other historic beauties for less. I just think this beauty is over priced for the town it is in.

  13. Lindsay G says: 556 comments

    I love that cubbie hole like bathroom! So darling.

  14. RbykrkRbykrk says: 11 comments

    love this one..lot of light and space

  15. NightOwlRN says: 13 comments

    I love it! It looks in really good shape too. I would change a few paint colors or add period appropriate wallpaper… But wow, really great bones to work with. Now, where to get the money…

  16. Teri R says: 281 comments

    So very pretty! Love the tall Windows!

  17. Susan L says: 24 comments

    I love the floor to ceiling windows! And that front door…Wow!!

  18. I love all the the bathrooms in this home!

  19. dreamin'bout'oldhouse ownership ~Colleen~ says: 1156 comments

    Charming, lovely, pretty, stately … and the list goes on.

  20. Lori says: 110 comments

    I have seen some really nice homes for sale in Tarboro, NC. Anyone live there or near there? I am curious as to the ability to walk and shop downtown? The commercial area seems close enough but does it have a viable grocery store etc. My retirement dream town has to be pedestrian friendly…

    • Nance says: 57 comments

      Tarboro is about midway between NC’s gorgeous beaches/Outer Banks area and the Research Triangle, which is the university and cultural center of the state. It’s an easy drive to either. It’s also near Greenville, another university town. If I had seen this house before I bought mine north of Charlotte, I’d be living in this house in Tarboro today. Same kind of small town, but much more house for the money! I should sell here and buy it!

  21. Hoyt Clagwell says: 246 comments

    It looks like a regular Italianate farmhouse on the outside, but then the inside is HUGE!

  22. Carolyn E. says: 65 comments

    It’s quite lovely! I love the bathroom wallpaper with the very large floral print – it lightens up the room. The sink with it’s fixtures are a conversation starter too! Would love to duplicate the look…

    • JimHJimH says: 5155 comments
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      I can’t tell if that’s Georgia O’Keeffe style wallpaper or hand-painted art, but it’s pretty either way. The marble and china sink with brass fittings is exceptional!

  23. Zilla says: 40 comments

    There’s a much longer description of the house on the Preservation North Carolina website https://www.presnc.org/properties/pippen-house/

  24. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11908 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Posted 2016, comments above may be older. I’m doing some post maintenance and thought I’d move this to the front page for another look.

  25. RosewaterRosewater says: 6656 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Hope the roof is still good. List pix are same as they ever were. This is one of my all time, very favorite houses ever, ever. Thank’s for the bump to the front. 🙂

  26. Nancygirl says: 220 comments

    I love this house! The big rooms, the wallpaper, the tile bathrooms. Really lovely!

  27. David Sweet says: 270 comments

    Most of all, I love the floor to ceiling windows. They remind me of a house I’m restoring right now; Not an italianate,but built in the same period where people
    put in those fabulous windows!

  28. Kathryn Evans says: 23 comments

    Ice Pink with White trim bedroom! I’m in love!

  29. Tbake says: 45 comments

    I too like that pink room. And I don’t mind the tiled bathrooms. When I was living in Raleigh and was a sales rep in Eastern NC I used to ogle this home whenever I worked in Tarboro. It’s nice to see the inside, I’m not disappointed! It is a little far for a commute to a major city, but as the eastern edge of Wake and Johnston counties continue to develop, it might become more desirable.

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