1938 Colonial Revival – Rowland, NC – $75,000

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Added to OHD on 3/8/19   -   Last OHD Update: 3/8/19   -   23 Comments
805 E Main St, Rowland, NC 28383

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  • $75,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 3800 Sq Ft
  • 4.7 Ac.
The possibilities are endless - less 1 mile from I-95 situated on almost 5 acres - includes barn, pecan trees, storage house and beautiful wood floors - A true diamond in the rough.
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Natalie Lewis, Lewis Realty
(910) 738-5477
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23 Comments on 1938 Colonial Revival – Rowland, NC – $75,000

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10360 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Not that it was at this level but if Grey Gardens can be saved, maybe someone will see the potential here. Despite the mess there are some good original bits here. Poor old thing.

    • SharonSharon says: 408 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Sedalia, MO

      Ha! Now who do we have here?! I had to look twice to see that this was you, Kelly. What a cutie! I think I found his/her “Old Doghouse Dream” online:


      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10360 comments

        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        LOL That’s cute.

        It’s Lucy. I haven’t updated my pic in nearly 10 years, thought it was time to show something different until I get around to taking a new pic.

    • Avatarkate cahill says: 48 comments

      Kelly that was so well put!!

    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 346 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      Actually, I think Grey Gardens was much worse than this, if the documentary and later interviews with Sally Quinn were anything to go by… (Anyone not familiar with Grey Gardens should track down the 1975 documentary and the later movie – an absolutely fascinating story. A bit sad now, though, because after all the effort of Sally Quinn and Ben Bradlee to restore and maintain the integrity of the house, the new owners are apparently re-doing the structure entirely.)

      As far as this property, it occurred to me that while I have trouble seeing potential in all the popular “white-out” interiors, every view of a place like this screams possibilities to me. I love it!

  2. TGrantTGrant says: 554 comments
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    New Orleans, LA

    A thorough cleaning, some repair work in the baths and new paint would do much for bringing this home back.

  3. AvatarSouthwest guy says: 59 comments

    You are absolutely right Kelly. Years ago, I saw a documentary of Gray Gardens (1975). It included interviews with the Mother and Daughter. Also video and photos of Grey Gardens at that time. I remember their car, parked and never moved again. The Cadillac Sedan in these photos reminded me of that. There was also a made for TV movie (2009) about Gray Gardens I looked at as well. A fascinating life story of the Bouvier/Beal women. Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange were the featured actresses.

  4. AvatarGardenStater says: 64 comments

    Just clearing out the junk would make a huge difference! This could be a great house!

  5. Avatarjewlsseven says: 76 comments

    I can here this house crying from here! I would love to go through the stuff before it was all removed. Looked like there was a lot of old light fixture pieces in one of pictures. Wonder if they are from the house? What a beautiful home this could be again.

    • AvatarElaine says: 101 comments

      You heard ME crying! I couldn’t help it; I started near the first picture. The yard, seeing what had been done and no doubt planned, and now it won’t happen. It really made me think of my Pa, and how we cleaned my parents’ place after he passed. But then the inside! As soon as I saw that cane laying on top of the little refrigerator, it made me start bawling! And then looking at the peoples’ stuff, and the pictures and scrap books; things that meant so much to someone. It is WAY WAY sad! Of course, in other pictures you could see total junk. But so much of it was things that someone had loved. As I’m sure they loved their home. This is a lovely house, and I wish someone would get it that would go thru the things and keep things that were loved, and be able to fix the house up the way it deserves. OK, it’s been several years since I put my poem up; I remember it from junior high, it made me cry then, and it does now. And this house pretty much totally embodies this poem! (The House With Nobody In It — Joyce Kilmer) https://www.oldhouseguy.com/the-house-with-nobody-in-it/

    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 466 comments
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      1980 board & batten modern

      That might be a nice wing back chair if reapolstered, the windsor chair also nice and a 19th century-perhaps- couch also in the mix. What a creepy start to a new ownership, but how exciting it would be to bring this one back to life!

  6. AvatarLaurie W. says: 1609 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1988 Fake Greek Revival!

    The agent deserves applause for doing such complete photos. Most would put up maybe one and leave you wondering what they’re hiding. Here we get a good idea of the potential in this house; could be cleaned up & brought back to life, and priced accordingly.

  7. AvatarDJZ says: 45 comments

    Is this being sold with the items in the house? If so that’s a lot of overhaul! But a thorough cleaning, fresh paint, yard work and updated repairs will bring this charmer back to life. So much wonderful potential here. I just want to point out that fabulous front stoop/porch, repairing this would be a huge benefit for the house.

  8. AvatarRitaB says: 124 comments

    I just can’t figure out what kind of event would have made the front area look like it had been deluged in mud, almost all the walls to look darkened or partially painted, and occupant to simply walk away, leaving belongings. The house isn’t even that old. What’s the story? Large, and I’m seriously wanting the two lions.

  9. AvatarDenise Lynn says: 239 comments

    Like the realtor says in the description, “the possibilities are endless.” The first few pics have me imagining the landscaping and moving those lions to a garden entrance. The house is begging to return to its once simple, elegant roots. I can picture every room restored. This is the kind of house that makes me want to play the lottery.

  10. AvatarLyle says: 11 comments

    This is a house I would love to tackle. A little work goes a long ways. Yes, this is a great house worthy of the challenge.

  11. AvatarClay says: 56 comments

    A little paint, a little wallpaper…

  12. AvatarPolly jackson says: 7 comments

    It looks like maybe an older person passed and their heirs didn’t want to fool with it. I think its beautiful. Clean up and paint mostly

  13. AvatarMelanie Barnett Park says: 23 comments

    Ohhh what I could do with this house! She would be so beautiful! If only my property would sell!

  14. LisaNLisaN says: 55 comments

    The house looks to have really good bones and just needs a lot of elbow grease. What a beautiful home. I would open a window and start tossing out all of the bad stuff and preserve any memories. I have just completed the restoration of my old home and am listing it on the market in the next week or two and am so looking to buy a home like this one to restore in the south where it is warmer than frozen NY. Does it come with all of the stuff does anyone know?

  15. AvatarStacey Childers says: 3 comments

    It could be a beautiful place if someone would love it. There are some beautiful pieces to work with here. I hope it finds love.

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