1875 – Mooresville, NC

Added to OHD on 5/10/20   -   Last OHD Update: 7/15/20   -   12 Comments
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1076 Deal Rd, Mooresville, NC 28115

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  • $75,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 2454 Sq Ft
  • 3.83 Ac.
It's time to DREAM BIG! Circa 1875 Farmhouse & two barns on 3.83 acres awaits your vision and elbow grease. This home was originally a two story farmhouse with early two story clipped corner addition to the front with a wrap around porch. The single story ell on the back was most likely added onto over the years and includes the kitchen, a bedroom, a bathroom and a canning and curing room. I am working on getting a written history from a family member and should have that soon. Property has been recently cleared and bush hogged. Make no mistake about it, this home need serious restoration works including foundation, chimney, structural, ALL mechanical's etc. Home will come with preservation deed covenants and restrictions from Historic Salisbury Foundation and are listed in the document section. The property was recently subdivided of a larger tract of land, the new and current tax map is Map 237 Parcel 103. Sold as is no repairs will be made.
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Gregory Rapp, Wallace Realty
(704) 636-2021
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12 Comments on 1875 – Mooresville, NC

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12143 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    The middle section with the chimney is the 1875 part. The front addition was 1-3 decades later.

    For fun, 1956 aerial view: https://www.historicaerials.com/location/35.55730648712804/-80.69298918319038/1956/18

  2. BethanyBethany says: 3450 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    This place really fires up my imagination. I wish I could be the one to rehab it back to simple farmhouse loveliness. And that kitchen sink is a keeper.

  3. kmmoorekmmoore says: 418 comments
    Weatherford , TX

    I see lots of treasures here. This would be a fun one to restore where tons of original clues are still in place.

  4. LadyTexasLadyTexas says: 198 comments
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    1979 Traditional
    Plano, TX

    It’s always sad to see a house fall into this kind of disrepair. But, the good news is that it’s a clean slate. With enough time and budget, of course. Good size rooms.

  5. GardenStaterGardenStater says: 262 comments
    1865 Gothic Revival
    Charlotte, NC

    Wow. What a lot of work. With enough skill (and a lot of money), this could be beautiful again. And it’s only 30 miles from downtown Charlotte, so it could be a great investment. But I’m too old to tackle a project this big (unless I hit the jackpot).

  6. MichaelMichael says: 2853 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    I love the sink as well, Bethany! It looks as if it comes with a piano as well! This could be quite a charming house but needs someone with a little experience to tackle this home.

  7. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 486 comments
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    Well, it’s helpful that the land has been cleared so that doesn’t need to be worried about immediately. But it is a good reminder that buying a property with acreage is buying land that will need some plan as to its ongoing care and use.

    As for the house, I wish the lighting had been better for some of the pics and I’d love to know what, formerly intact, room was above the now-missing floor. “Elbow grease’ is right. A thorough cleaning, some scraping and patching, and some painting will result in optimism on the part of the new owner. That or total exhaustion. Maybe a bit of both. I LIKE this house.

    It doesn’t look like it would fall down on top of me while I plod along with my various improvement projects; that’s always helpful. Not sure what to say about the barns. And I love old barns. Sigh. I wonder who among the local fauna might have taken up residence.

    Some genius ought to develop an app that lets a prospective buyer know how likely it is that they will finish a remodel before they die. Sort of a cross between actuarial tables and property disclosures/inspection reports. Said genius could make a fortune.

    They could even buy this house.

    • Keylime,
      You hit the nail literally on the head when you stated that the house appears solid and would not fall down on top of you. I live in a house built in the same era about 4 hours from this one and with all the additions and renovations it has gone through it has stood the test of time including 150 years of some of the worst hurricanes that have hit Northeastern North Carolina. On occasion I have to go through the house and tap down some of the square head iron nails that were used when they built the original section of the house.

  8. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1199 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Kudos to the realtor for showing warts and all…

  9. EileenMEileenM says: 288 comments
    Camillus, NY

    This house makes me sad. It could be so cute. Don’t like to see these places just left to rot.

  10. SharonSharon says: 390 comments
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    2001 Contemporary
    Sedalia, MO

    Did anyone else notice the painted door with the 1970’s film title “Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came”? Boy, does that harken back to the Vietnam War era—peace sign, flowers, and all.



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