c. 1894 Queen Anne – Winston Salem, NC – $549,500

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Added to OHD on 12/29/18   -   Last OHD Update: 12/28/18   -   15 Comments
1820 S Main St Winston Salem, NC 27127

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The Reid house ca. 1894 is a local landmark which receives a yearly 50% property tax deferral.Built in the Queen Anne style on a 1/2 ac lot,the brick house is a showcase of beautiful woodwork, 8 fireplace mantels, plaster molded ceilings, huge windows & stick style porches. For the past 16 years the seller has made extensive repairs and improvements including a new kitchen, all baths,master suite, roof, HVAC & infrastructure. See attached supplemental info and Hilton home inspection w/noted repairs made.
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Michael Ryden, Leonard Ryden Burr Real Estate
(336) 577-8488
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15 Comments on c. 1894 Queen Anne – Winston Salem, NC – $549,500

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  1. MJGMJG says: 67 comments
    1887 Queen Anne

    Now this is my dream house. They s i have the wonderful pocket “Jib window” (also called a box head window ) outside to a porch or balcony. I restored he ones in my house so the sash could go up into the pocket. Most people close the pocket and fill with insulation.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4068 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Those windows are really great, and generally not too hard to restore. Here’s a detailed explanation and depictions = https://misspreservation.com/2014/04/02/box-slip-jib-pocket-windows/ You can see it on the exterior in the second to last photo in this set. There does not seem to be any explanation for it being there, possibly indicating a now missing exterior element. It may also have been put there simply for maximum ventilation as opposed to a means of ingress / egress.

      • MJGMJG says: 67 comments
        1887 Queen Anne

        Who knows. Maybe this window opened up to another balcony on the porch that is since gone. Though there are times where the window opens up to nothing. Although I’ve seen a few situations where the window opened up to no porch or balcony. Designed by architect that way. Oddly.

    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 695 comments

      Thanks for the info and thanks Rosewater for the link you provided. I had never seen/heard of this feature before (I’m French and we don’t have sash windows here). This is very interesting!! I’ve often been perplexed by floor to ceiling windows with lower sashes higher than the upper ones, and i did wonder how they would slide up, and only be raised of half their height, which would be ridiculous. I guess that most of the time they were in fact boxhead windows.

  2. DeniseLynn says: 170 comments

    I’ll take the beautifully updated kitchen, the storage filled laundry room, and that gorgeous bath with the double marble sinks and roomy walk-in shower. (sigh . . . ) The rest of the house is great too, but these three rooms really stand out for me.

  3. RosewaterRosewater says: 4068 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    The kitchen is mostly a success IMO; but the windowless sink up against a wall is a no go for me. I most certainly appreciate maintaining a home’s original footprint of rooms and window openings whenever and wherever possible; but in cases like this, sometimes exceptions must be carefully made to accommodate the features most people expect.

    The excellent upper hall indicates how fabulous the interior would be if the trim elements had not been painted. That said, there are still MANY outstanding original interior elements in situ, and the overall interior is very nice indeed.

    The place overall is a real winner!

    • FanshaweGirl says: 257 comments

      I definitely agree with you about the kitchen sink! Washing the dishes is bad enough without feeling like you’ve been sent to stand in the corner. I’m not sure how I would rearrange this kitchen, not knowing what components are original and should stay as is. If it was a complete rebuild/redesign, I certainly would have done it differently. I would have placed the stove top in a different location as well. As a right handed individual, I want a ‘landing zone’ on the right side of the work zone. The island would be something with a proper counter top as well. The biggest space, in the middle of everything, would be my primary work space. That’s where bread would be rolled out, cookies cut, etc.

      • respectthishouserespectthishouse says: 24 comments
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        sweet 50s ranch Nashville, TN

        The kitchen sink and the stovetop should be switched.

  4. MichaelMichael says: 1165 comments

    Love the house outside as well as inside. The owners have done a nice job of updating the kitchen and bath areas and still sensative to the age and style of the house. I do agree about some of the woodwork being painted white. My preference is the natural finish but it still looks good!

  5. Judy says: 2 comments

    Oh my! What a great job he has done! This house in the 70’s and 80’s was a big party house, divided up in crazy ways. Various people tried to fix her, but it was a big job. Now look at her. Fabulous! So happy that it is finished. She sits in a fine old neighborhood downtown.

  6. Dee zTaylor says: 1 comments

    Same for me, plus those expansive bedrooms…mine are so cramped!

  7. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4439 comments
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    1889 Eastlake Cottage
    Fort Worth, TX

    Indeed, a lovely home here. In its day, I think this would have been considered an “artistic” house which often translated to having a lot of millwork, art tiles, and art glass windows. The absence of art glass (stained, leaded, beveled) today does not mean it never had such ornamental windows, just that they are not there today. I suspect there may have also been items like interior fretwork. Notice the arched dividers between rooms; I suspect they may have had fretwork dividers like this one in a current (Texas) auction: https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/architectural-stick-and-ball-header-20-3-4-x-CEF4662BE4 The lavish porch “gingerbread” is exquisite and represents a small miracle of survival. I like the period sympathetic kitchen and the bathroom with marble flooring. Lovely outdoor landscaping completes this delightful Victorian confection.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4068 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Sure could have John. A house this well built and spacious, with such great exterior brick detail work of seemingly top shelf brick lain by top shelf masons, would be a prime candidate for a having host expensive fancy bits; in tandem with the original owner’s likely desire to show his fellow, local, good citizens that he was successful and prosperous. I wondered immediately in this case though, if what we’re seeing here isn’t just the vary way the place started out. I guess that was my impression since this house instantly reminded me of this one, it’s contemporary. Thank God house and comments still exist on OHD, (because I couldn’t find it at first, and thinking it might now be a ghost, went back through much of NC to find it, the while trying to remember the name of the town it was in). Heheheh. EDENTON! Home of other great houses as well.


      Anyway, My intuition may be wrong about both houses; but I don’t think so. 😉

  8. KarenZ says: 816 comments
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    I REALLY love this house! It has a great mix of original, beautiful details (like the wood trim in the foyer and the stairwell), but updated where is is needed (as in those gorgeous walk-in showers and the laundry upstairs). That little sitting area outside just really completes the sale! This is so perfect and I hope that someone from our site scoops her up!

  9. Karen says: 16 comments

    Back off, heathens! This one’s mine. MINE, I tell you!

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