c. 1830 Greek Revival – Murfreesboro, NC

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207 N Wynn St, Murfreesboro, NC 27855

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  • $145,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 3280 Sq Ft
  • 0.67 Ac.
The Pipkin House is a wonderful example of early Greek Revival architecture, and it maintains most of its original details and features. The home needs some updating, but is livable. Located just a block from Main Street and in the beautiful Historic District, this home is in a very desirable location. There are two front porches, a screened side porch and a closed side porch. There are high ceilings, 18'x18' formal rooms, heart-pine flooring, fireplaces in each room and exquisite woodwork and windows! This is a showplace! Don't miss this opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind antique home!
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Elicia Revelle, Revelle Realty
(252) 396-1244
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30 Comments on c. 1830 Greek Revival – Murfreesboro, NC

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  1. Robt. W.Robt. W. says: 351 comments

    Wonderful house. There’s really nothing I don’t like about it. The Greek Revival form and detailing and the good proportions and generous scale make for a really beautiful house.

    I’d open up the one fireplace, ditch the pressed tin ceiling, and add a nice wood picket or iron fence around the front and sides, and enclose part of the rear or side as a walled garden.

    I wish there were more photos, but as for the kitchen and baths, I don’t much care: that can all be fixed easily enough, but the exterior and the quality of the principal rooms and the setting are the the driving points by far.

    And agreed, it’s a rare case where I like the furniture and the furniture lives up to the setting.

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  2. Lisa Serapilio says: 2 comments

    I went into this house about 10 yrs ago when the owner was still alive and my brother stayed there. The rooms are immaculate and the attention to detail is spectacular. The ceilings are 12ft high! I never made it upstairs but the wide halls downstairs are also amazing in this house. The outside is true southern style in a little southern town. I hope the new owner enjoys this beautiful home.

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  3. Allan says: 83 comments

    I went to college in Murfreesboro. My love for old houses was spawned in this town. They have one of the most beautiful collections of residential architecture, in NC.

    This wonderful little house is just down the road a bit. http://images.lib.ncsu.edu/luna/servlet/detail/NCSULIB~102~3~100416786~244087:Elevation,-Worrell–Gingerbread–Ho

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7276 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Very cool! Those cut-out carvings are TRIPPED OUT! Wonder when they were added? They have a very 2001 A Space Odyssey feel. Rad…

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  4. Karrie says: 221 comments

    I would strip the paint off the wood and return it to its natural sate. great home, but would have loved to see the kitchen and bathrooms as well. Not sure if the tin ceiling is the original or not, if yes, it should stay. Do not understand why someone would paint all that wonderful wood?

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  5. Laurie says: 1700 comments

    Because, sigh, it was MEANT to be painted. That period of building had painted woodwork — in fact, the wood sometimes didn’t even match on some elements because it was to be painted & wouldn’t show. I’d ditch the later marble fireplace & replace it with one that matched another in the house, open the closed ones, and ax the tin ceiling. It is a really nice house — proportion, consistency is wonderful & what a joy it’s so intact. Lisa — lucky you to have gone into it! One thing I LOVE about these old southern houses is the wide halls; that says The South like almost nothing else.

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    • Lisa says: 2 comments

      Thanks ,Laurie I really enjoyed myself when I was there. The house has so much character. There is also a group on Facebook call I love old houses and gardens.

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    • Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1029 comments
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      1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

      I agree, painted woodwork was very much a characteristic of early American homes, and contributed significantly to their elegance.

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  6. says: 49 comments

    Ooooh! I love this one. The height of the ceilings, especially in the foyer pic, is glorious.

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  7. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12238 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Originally posted Nov 11, 2014 so comments above are older. New pics added, didn’t keep the old pics since the new pics show the same thing (except no furniture this time.)

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  8. Phyllis Caldwell says: 40 comments

    Oh, how I love my Greek Revivals and this one is a gem! I would love to redesign the kitchen to look more period appropriate. Very nice details in this old beauty, and that magnolia tree in front is just icing on the cake.

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  9. Robt. W.Robt. W. says: 351 comments

    The additional photos reveal a couple of excellent things I don’t recall (or maybe they were not clear from the limited photos) of the earlier listing: the main door opens to a passage that terminates in a transverse stair hall; and there’s a handsome enfilade across the front rooms.

    The louvered blinds on the exterior are really fine. The kitchen and bathrooms are blank slates as expected, which is not at all a bad thing, and the price gives room to improve them to the next owner’s taste.

    A terrific house with elegant details, wonderfully intact in all the ways that count, and, from surface appearances, not in need of a long spreadsheet worth of work.

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    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1043 comments
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      The exterior blinds are indeed fine. Their presence, however, downplays the fact that these are tripartite windows; they “read” as single windows. Fortunately the tripartite composition is more apparent on the interior. The built-in cupboards in the sides of one of the chimney breasts are among many additional delightful original features of this beautiful house… it’s a true gem.

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  10. Laurie W. says: 1700 comments

    I think it’s as beautiful now as the first time Kelly put it up. It has a lot of grace & dignity. Sad to think it’s been empty 2 years (or more?). I’m glad it wasn’t vandalized & hope somebody who appreciates its beauty has the good fortune to find it SOON!

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  11. KevinB says: 116 comments

    North Carolina is a treasure trove of cool old houses for sale for little money and this one is a great example of that. those ceilings and the woodwork are wonderful. this is much more to my liking than the fussy Victorian homes with all the carving and heaviness. I could really rock this house with some great décor and creating classic style in the kitchen and baths.

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  12. Giuseppi says: 2 comments

    What is this town near and what is it like? Near any lakes? Is the town empty/booming? Good jobs there? High crime rate? Very interested!

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  13. WK says: 5 comments

    Love the entry way with the chandelier.

    Lisa – lucky you were in it when it was furnished / in use – it’s beautiful!

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  14. Allan says: 83 comments

    This link is to the former owner. I’m sure this house was done right, when it was restored.

    http://www.garrettsykesfs.com/obituary/william-shurley-vann/

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  15. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12238 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Posted in 2014, I reposted it again in 2016 and here it is 2019 and still for sale. Moved to front page for another look again, comments above may be older.

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  16. StevenFStevenF says: 783 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    I love this house each time it’s posted. I racked my brain on ways to relocate and earn a living in this small town and gave up. I love that it has elegant proportions and graceful lines, but isn’t a massive mansion. I think the price has come down a bit….I believe that it was originally around $200K.

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  17. KarenAKarenA says: 100 comments
    Greenfield, IN

    Is there a reason for shutters over the front door? I’ve never seen that before.

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    • risaberisabe says: 40 comments

      Murfreesboro is not *too* far from the NC Outer Banks. Might have shutters for storms or hurricanes.
      The is a great house and I wish it could be someone’s home again.

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    • AJ DavisAJ Davis says: 375 comments
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      1850 Italianate, classical
      New Haven, CT

      It allows you to leave the front door open for the breeze or air flow without allowing unwanted animals or birds to wander or fly in. It also blocks out the heat of the sun or wet of the rain. In short, door shutters perform exactly the same function as window shutters.

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  18. Leah SLeah S says: 160 comments
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    TX

    This house is such a beauty. I’m surprised it is still on the market!

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  19. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 910 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA, PA

    I think it’s just for nice ventilation in pre-air con era — you could keep your door closed but still get air flow.

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  20. AJ DavisAJ Davis says: 375 comments
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    1850 Italianate, classical
    New Haven, CT

    Oops–just now saw that 2 people already answered the question about door shutters.

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