c. 1806 Log Home in Bakersville, NC

Added to OHD on 6/4/20   -   Last OHD Update: 9/10/20   -   8 Comments
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52 Gordon Silvers Rd, Bakersville, NC 28705

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  • $169,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 2000 Sq Ft
  • 1.48 Ac.
Own history and live legendary. The oldest standing livable two-story log cabin in this area of the Appalachian mountains, at the corner of old Kona Road & Gordon Silvers Road, lies the historic homeplace of the famous Frankie & Charlie Silver family- now for sale- a homeplace that has been in the same family for 245 years. Atop a beautiful meadow and long-range views, this hand-hewn square logs with dovetailing & chink-style corners are ready for your family and the care and restoration needed to make this a legacy for your family for the next 245 years! With slight work, this home could be move-in ready & restoration could be conducted while living there. Due to the historic nature of the home, serious inquires only.
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8 Comments on c. 1806 Log Home in Bakersville, NC

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

    Wow, what a shame for it to leave the family after 245 years. It would be a neat place to live.

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  2. Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1704 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
    NC

    Holy mackeral, wonderful old place & a credit to the owner family that it is still standing & in pretty good shape. It would be a wonderful project. Also in a piece of gorgeous scenery.

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  3. dunamovindunamovin says: 175 comments

    Holy coincidence! Just finished reading a book about the Silvers. In 1831 18 year old Frankie ax murdered her husband Charlie. It’s a long story of a poor, naive mountain girl who without proper legal advice was hanged. Very interesting, sad story. Too much detail to go into on OHD. There are numerous articles on-line.

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  4. Great piece of history, there used to be a house very similar to this one in our area. That house at one time had the very middle open on either end with a porch the stretched between the two and looking at this think it might have been the same. I don’t remember the name for that type construction but was popular in the pioneer days.

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  5. dunamovindunamovin says: 175 comments

    dog trot

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  6. shellyhorvathshellyhorvath says: 107 comments
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    Often referred to as a dog trot style of cabin construction.

  7. brigidbrigid says: 617 comments
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    1930 Eclectic Lake Cabin
    Smalltown, OK

    How awesome! I am ready to move in!

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