1870 Log – Julian, NC

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Added to OHD on 5/22/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   20 Comments

5311 Bowman Brook Dr, Julian, NC 27283

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  • $175,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2590 Sq Ft
  • 6.22 Ac.
This 1870 Log Home is a Labor of Love. Partially restored looking for someone to finish the restoration. Located on 6+ acres of seclusion, horse friendly w/barn, plenty of room for a garden, a partially finished guest house, a fire pit & plenty of privacy. This home needs a craftsman who truly appreciates its unique features & fine craftsmanship. The roof is made from Handmade Cedar Shakes, Hardwood floor in kitchen was made by the previous owner as were the light fixtures. Must see to believe! Sold AS IS
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Jenny L Brewer, Keller Williams Realty
(336) 992-0200 / 336-847-2197
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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12596 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Me: “Why can’t we buy this?!”
    Husband: “We already have a house…”

    Drats, husband always nixes my plans! Officially one of my top 5 homes ever.

    • RayRay says: 219 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1958 prarie, or mid century
      Escondido, CA

      It is nice, I like logs. Needs a decorator touch, maybe a few throw pillows. Of course shakes are hand split, The wood shingles are the ones saw cut. I’d treat that roof every 5 yrs. to preserve and make fire retardent.

  2. LisaNLisaN says: 69 comments
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    1845 Greek Revival
    Ithaca, NY

    OMG! This is sooo fantastic. I want this. What character and features. And my house has not yet sold. Sad trombone for me as I will miss out on this! Dreamtime for me. Thank you Kelly for posting.

  3. etzkornetzkorn says: 26 comments
    1981 split level w/rock
    Lenoir, NC

    Waiting on JimH’s history report for this one. I am 2 hours away. Wish I was closer to do a drive by.

    • JimHJimH says: 5639 comments
      OHD Supporter

      No old maps online for this area, so I can’t identify the owner. This area was settled before the Revolution, and roads and railways came early, so a log cabin from 1870 would have been an anomaly. It’s a fantastic structure that certainly has a great story to tell!

      • RosewaterRosewater says: 7552 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        It’s giving me a teens / twenties, hunting lodge vibe. Possibly an 1870 homestead on site originally was razed at some point: (could be the back bit). I’ve seen various old log structures cobbled together like this before; so I’d say it’s def. a possibility. The porch-less long house in the center is cracking good. It looks like the oldest bit judging by the timbers, and their seemingly worn areas where no current wear is merited.


        The thing as is now is pretty great. It’s not too fancy; and I love the natural, earthy, colors and textures inside. My favorite room is the bathroom with fireplace, (less the bathroom bit).

        I looks like a retreat now. I’ve seen gobs of them similar to this in Brown County, Indiana; usually pretty tacky reproductions. This one’s nice.

  4. MWMW says: 939 comments

    Wow! I have to say, this is one of the more interesting log homes I’ve ever seen. Overall plan and form looks like something more out of England than NC. It definitely has some charm and visual appeal. Not sure about the wall-to-wall carpeting, but there are always good flooring options to change to no matter what is under it.

  5. roxxxroxxx says: 510 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Love it Love it.

  6. “This is the House that Jack Built.” A fellow named John Gilpin would have lived here.

    Actually, this does bear some resemblance to that particular house, which is Cherrington Manor, North Shropshire, England, which is a three-story timber frame house. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherrington

    Intriguing property. It would take a great deal bring it to its full potential.

  7. Andrea SAndrea S says: 59 comments

    To me, it seems very eclectic…I almost wonder if it started out as a really simple, one-room log house way before 1870, and the owners kept adding on to it in sections. Maybe the last section was added around 1870? The tower (?) in the corner is very unusual. I’ve never seen one on a log house before!

  8. StacyStacy says: 467 comments
    1900 Maybe Craftsmen

    Holy smokes this one!! Fantastic! I was so looking forward to Jim’s history, I hope you find something! Seems so big to have been a home alone, unless it was just a really big or multiple family maybe? An absolutely amazing log home on some beautiful property for sure! Love it! Would be perfect for big family vacations too!

  9. JonJon says: 130 comments

    Owner who built: “Keep adding to the back.”

    Architect: “umm…lolwut”

    Owner who built: “Did I stutter?”

  10. etzkornetzkorn says: 26 comments
    1981 split level w/rock
    Lenoir, NC

    Did ya’ll see what is nearby?https://www.homelandcreamery.com/farm-store

  11. pammer2pammer2 says: 30 comments

    This is primitive log cabin perfection! My all time favorite style and I have the primitive antiques to bring out the charm. Am looking for a log to buy now. Unfortunately, for me, there is no town. Being alone out there would not work for me.

  12. WishingAnDreamingWishingAnDreaming says: 146 comments
    Longview, TX

    The 4th picture makes me think it’s from a movie about some Medieval village.

  13. ThadaBThadaB says: 32 comments
    1934 cape cod

    I was just at a workshop at the Weaver Y outside Greensboro last weekend (7 miles from here)! I would have loved to see this house. It’s really great. That is a beautiful area–the Piedmont. My fave part of NC is the Smokies, but this area is also gorgeous! I don’t get the wall-to-wall but would hope the floor underneath is salvageable.

  14. KrystaKrysta says: 43 comments
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    1912 Adobe Craftsman
    Fort Davis, TX

    Kelly – this is the house that lured my husband into the wonderful world of Old House Dreams <3


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