c. 1860/c.1900 – Scotland Neck, NC

Added to OHD on 7/1/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   13 Comments
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1213 Church St, Scotland Neck, NC 27874

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  • $37,500
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2918 Sq Ft
  • 0.66 Ac.
This circa 1860 historic home is in prime location across from the town commons and right between downtown and Sylvan Heights Bird Park. Perfect setting for AirBnB or private home. Yes, it needs a complete restoration but there are no restrictions or covenants attached to the restoration. The woodwork inside is beautiful with richly stained beadboard ceiling in center hall, decorative door frame and transoms. Wood floors are beautiful and feel solid in most places. Rot on porches due to roof leaking has compromised some interior walls, can be fixed. Restoration contractors available as well as classes to teach you how to 'do it yourself'. If you'd had a passion to restore a significant home, now's your chance. You'll love this house and the town. No heat in the house.
Contact Information
Nancy Winslow, Keller Williams Realty
(252) 355-6000 / 252-813-1096
OHD Notes
From the National Register: "Two-story frame Victorian house with Queen Anne decorative elements; weatherboard siding; clipped-gable, standing-seam metal roof with standard central cross gable; symmetrical three-bay facade; four-panel central door with decorative surrounds and molded capitals above transom; two-story rear wing with a gable over an entrance bay on north elevation; wrap-around porch with slender turned posts and balusters and a small United States Department of the Interior National Park Service National Register of Historic Places Section 1 Page 25 Scotland Neck Historic District Halifax County, North Carolina gable marking the central entrance bay; conical-roofed, polygonal pavilion accentuates the northwest comer of porch; interior chimney; rear one-story addition; Charles T. Lawrence, local merchant; rebuilt an earlier house owned by John Boyette by adding second story and Victorian trim."
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13 Comments on c. 1860/c.1900 – Scotland Neck, NC

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12208 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I included the description from the National Register. I believe the agent is a reader so I’ve emailed to see if we can get additional photos as well.

  2. BethanyBethany says: 3465 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Oh wow, so much to work with! My dilapidated dream home.

  3. Beautiful! I did not expect that much amazing ceiling detail. This place is incredible! It would be so amazing when finished. Thanks for the post, Kelly!

  4. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5533 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Great potential in this one…a fresh roof would go a long way towards bringing this house back. The “bones” look good in this house and while its not a mansion, it is still a fine middle class home of the period. The interior and exterior both have some identity with the Queen Anne style with the circular porch pavilion being a focal point. Add some exterior period colors and this could become what it once was. Definitely a project house here but given the modest asking price, some additional investment could go a long way here.

  5. Kels0407Kels0407 says: 3 comments
    Starkville, MS

    That kitchen sink with a good scrub is a keeper.

  6. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1220 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    “…no restrictions or covenants attached to the restoration” – ? I sure hope that doesn’t mean “flippers have free rein”…

  7. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1066 comments
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    1885 Italianate.

    I did a street view, looks like a nice area, lots of old houses. If we were only 30 yrs younger this would be a great little house to work on and possibly live in!

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

    I assume the “rebuilt earlier house” was the “1860” house that is otherwise alluded to–I can’t otherwise see much of anything that suggests 1860 to me, unless it’s the rear wing not shown in any of the photos. The clipped gables clearly are not characteristic of North Carolina in 1860, and that would have required a lot of later expensive working if it was undertaken on a house built in 1860.

    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5533 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      AJ, I too could not find anything resembling construction from the 1860’s. There was almost no construction going on during the Civil War years and very little following the end of the conflict until the end of the Reconstuction era in 1877. Nonetheless, there are some smaller dependencies at the back of the house and one or more of them could conceivably date from around 1860. There’s no shortage of fine period homes remaining in Scotland Neck, though. This mansion level rare combination of Italianate and Stick style is just down the street: https://goo.gl/maps/w9Nycpv8cZr7Z9hN8 There are a number of other fine residences from the late Victorian era right up to the mid-20th century era. Pity to learn that this house could be flipped or minimally renovated and used as a cheap rental. It retains some nice details and could again be an impressive home in the right hands.

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

    Thanks, John, as always, for the additional confirmatory evidence. What you’ve posted is the house which Scotland Neck is most famous for. Hope you get to see it in person one day, assuming you want to!

  10. KlaatuKlaatu says: 1 comments

    So I’m the new owner of this old house and hope to close soon ..I can say It’s quite ghostly , and when standing beside it , it kinda Looms out at you.. I think it just needs a little help is all ..Some might say ALOT of help but I looked at several old houses before this one and some had No roofs or caved in floors ..This was surprisingly solid. .. I like the character of it and is what I chose.. Each room is quite unique and doorways that go in and out like a maze .. The hallway spandrel not seen has a remaining curtain rod for a portier so there was a curtain there and each doorway has a flip window on top for ventilation for winter months when burning wood or coal in the fireplace. The bathrooms were never part of the house , they were added which makes me think there was a outhouse somewhere ..AND YES I plan to look for that buried mason jar of gold coins ..This house could have easily been burned down during the civil war and is surprising to still be there ..
    I could not find much information on John Boyette , only a note saying Born about 1785 and there were several John Boyette’s in the family tree But I did find possible links to a Charles Lawrence and his wife that are buried in Scotland Neck..


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