c. 1880 – Faison, NC

Added to OHD on 9/19/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   3 Comments
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308 W Main St, Faison, NC 28341

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  • $224,999
  • 5 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 4093 Sq Ft
  • 0.64 Ac.
Step back in time & marvel at this Circa 1880 National Historic Registered Greek Revival Home. The ''Walter Livingston Hicks House'' is a little over 4000sq ft. traditional four-over-four home with 12 ft ceilings & 8 mantled fireplaces. Located on Main St in Faison, NC, any visitor will be awe struck upon driving up to this double porch white beauty with Italianate scrolling brackets & transom 9 ft windows. When you walk through the front door, you are immediately welcomed by an approx 10' wide corridor with not 1, but 2 parlors on each side. Down the 36' corridor is the formal dining room that features a pass through door from 1 of the parlors. Off of the formal dining room, you can find the kitchen that connects back to the corridor & the all season room with a full bathroom. The room currently used as a bedroom on the main level contains 2 large closets. As you venture up the stairs, with custom wood handrails, to the 2nd level - there is an equally wide corridor connecting 4 additional bedrooms & full bathroom. It is said that folks in the early 1900s would host dances on the upper level. Ceiling fans, original hardwood floors & picture rails throughout. The charming backyard is fenced in & there is a circular driveway located in the rear of the property that goes around the 3 bay shed with tin roof. Upgrades to the house include central heating & air, rinnai tankless water heater, approx 6 yr old roof, updated plumbing & electric. Kitchen appliances are <1 yr old. Experience the small, southern town life of Faison with Clinton & Mt Olive 15 mins away. Enjoy Dublin Winery - NC's oldest operating winery widely known for muscadine wines & hosting weddings, festivals, live music & tastings only 30 mins away plus all Duplin County has to offer. Raleigh, Fayetteville & the ocean are a 1 hr drive. Sold fully furnished! This home's story is ready to be continued with you - own this home and help preserve this piece of history! Seller is offering a 1 year home warranty. The exterior of the house, including the adorable playhouse outside were completely repainted this past spring. Downstairs rooms w/ recent paint.
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Carli R Williams, Keller Williams Realty
(910) 777-2200
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3 Comments on c. 1880 – Faison, NC

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  1. We grew up thinking Faison was where the second best pickles in the world (Cates Pickles) came from—of course, our Momma’s pickles were the absolute best!

  2. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12208 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    New listing agent with new photos and lower price. Updated and moved to the front page.

    This home has details from three styles but the National Register calls this Italianate. The original Greek Revival died off in the 1860’s but you’d still see some features of that style in later homes, the design of the window crowns here. The 2nd story middle window is from the Gothic Revival style and of course, the Italianate brackets. The shape/form itself was found in both Italianate and Greek Revival styles.

    • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 1089 comments
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      Charleston, SC

      That about sums it up. Most historians say the Greek Revival style died at the end of the Civil War, but there are numerous examples of Southern houses with Greek Revival elements lasting until the Classical Revival of the mid-1890’s, when Greek Revival “revivals” started being seen. This was especially true when combined with Victorian era details like the Italianate brackets on this house. Elements like 6/6 windows, the front entrance sidelight/ transom design, and a number of the mantles are very true to the Greek Revival style. I would have assumed this house was to have been built two decades earlier and updated in 1880. The three bay, double pile, center stair hall plan has been used since Colonial times with a number of different styles, and was one of the most common Greek Revival layouts as well. It continued to be used with some Colonial Revivals and four square plans.


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