1919 Classical Revival – Weldon, NC

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Added to OHD on 2/6/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   28 Comments

311 Sycamore St, Weldon, NC 27890

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  • $25,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 3120 Sq Ft
  • 0.26 Ac.
Endless possibilities! The R. Craig Cornwall House, c. 1919 is a wonderful Neo-Classical Revival home located in historic Weldon NC. Grand entrance with large center hall and sweeping staircase, 4 fireplaces, beautiful hardwood floors, Butler's pantry and a large welcoming sunporch off the living room. This home is very impressive with monumental pedimented portico and paired Corinthian capitals and includes the original two-car garage , workshop and a beautiful wrought iron fence. Located less than 2 mi from I95 at Roanoke Rapids, the home is close to shopping, restaurants and even Starbucks. The beautiful Roanoke River is an easy 10-min walk. This fixer-upper will require an approved repair plan by December 2019 to meet inspector code standards (HVAC, plumbing and electrical).
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Nancy Winslow, Keller Williams Realty
(252) 355-6000 / 252-813-1096
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28 Comments on 1919 Classical Revival – Weldon, NC

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12626 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I believe the agent is a reader, just emailed her for more photos. If not for the 8 hour drive I would drop everything to go see this one (I’ve checked the distance twice! lol No Kelly, you’ve got work to do!)

    Edit: Interior photos coming by the next day or two!

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  2. RossRoss says: 2444 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    THIS? For $25K?

    Wow.

    I’d buy it just for the fence!

    I was afraid to look at the street view, expecting a sewage plant across the street or something. But…no. Just a nice neighborhood.

    THIS! For $25K!

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12626 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I know! I also asked Nancy if that price was a typo, even if the home needs more than serious restoration, that price is out of this world amazing.

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5747 comments
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        1897 Queen Anne Colonial
        Cadiz, OH

        Good luck on even being able to buy the building materials alone for the selling price. I’m as mystified as everyone else because the streetview shows what appears to be a stable neighborhood. I looked at some of the older photos and believe this is one of Old House Dreams’ all time bargains unless there’s something missing that we don’t yet know about. The presence of the house from outside is truly impressive. If it were mine, I’d uncover the boxes at the base of the columns and repair/replace whatever is damaged. I’d also buy some authentic shutters (painted the traditional dark green) that fit properly into the windows and change the exterior color to a cream or “Colonial” yellow as it might have been originally. This could be a real sleeper here. I love that sunroom/breakfast room or conservatory on the side as well as the ornamental iron fence.

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    • MJGMJG says: 2725 comments
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      CT

      that fence is great isn’t it! I thought the same thing.

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  3. Jason B says: 186 comments

    I can’t see it lasting long at that price.

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  4. Diana Salameh says: 1 comments

    I love the house but to me the outside is much more elegant than the inside. It could be that modernization took away some of the original character inside. I would love to see one of you girls renovate this house and show us pictures.

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  5. Cathy F. says: 2339 comments

    That sunporch! And all of those large windows in the rest of the house to let in natural light. Plus nice, good-flow floor plans which would also easily work for putting in extra baths &/or good-sized closets on the second floor. ?? A cool fence, which needs help, and for which I would then hire someone to keep up after getting it back to good condition.

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    • Mary-Jo Wiese says: 31 comments

      Where do I start !! The address is my birthday (3/11) & I love this style house!! As for that fence, I’d want it going all the way around!! There seems to be plenty of room for extra bathrooms to be put in! If I were a lot younger, I’d be packing my bags !!

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  6. Cathy F. says: 2339 comments

    BTW… the exterior paint’s way of peeling, I think called ‘alligatoring’? Until I was 12 we lived in an apt. of a Victorian house whose paint peeled like this. What condition(s) causes it to flake in this particular manner? Thanks…

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    • tracy concha says: 5 comments

      It’s old oil based paint. On my house it was there was lead paint that looked like this.

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    • Michael Bathrick says: 44 comments

      Moisture can cause this type of peeling.

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      • Cathy F. says: 2339 comments

        Moisture caught underneath the coat of paint, you mean? IOW, surface when painted not entirely dry? Or no?

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        • Kfidei says: 407 comments

          The explanation I was given; homes in the south are subject to rigorous expansion and contraction because of the often extremely warm temperatures. Wood expands as it gets warm and contracts when it gets cold much more efficiently than paint does. Paint will expand and contract with the house for quite a while (depending on the paint) but eventually, minute cracks develop in the paint surface. The cracks allow moisture to get behind the paint, speeding the process and resulting in the alligator pattern. When I bought my Florida home, it was painted with 30 year old latex paint. Every part that was wood was alligator-ed, but concrete surfaces were not.

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          • Cathy F. says: 2339 comments

            Thanks, that’s a detailed explanation, and makes sense to me. The house I lived in was in Upstate NY, but the reason you posted might perhaps still be relevant since the winters are cold, but the summers are hot.

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  7. akd1953 says: 184 comments

    Beautiful house and just off I-95.

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  8. Ernie says: 343 comments

    So worth saving……love the old toilet! That would definitely have a permanent place there.

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  9. Bryan says: 1 comments

    Those bases of the columns look boring compared to the rest of the trim. I wonder if those are original.

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    • CarolynCarolyn says: 306 comments
      Grand Rapids, MI

      I wondered that too but if you look at the historical photo in one of the links you’ll see they’re not. The columns went to the ground. There was also a cool railing that went around the rest of the porch.

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  10. Bigrog says: 156 comments

    This makes me want to move to Weldon, N.C. That price is very tempting even on my social security. Wonder if I could live it while rehabbing it? Oh’ how this home begs someone to love it.

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  11. Clayton E. Fulkerson says: 43 comments

    I like the backyard fountain.

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  12. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12626 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Interior photos added!

    “This fixer-upper will require an approved repair plan by December 2019 to meet inspector code standards (HVAC, plumbing and electrical.”

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  13. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12626 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Received a sold notice. Crossing my fingers the new owners will swing by and say hello. 🙂

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