c. 1820/1850/1900 – Colerain, NC – $69,000

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Added to OHD on 1/11/21   -   Last OHD Update: 1/11/21   -   19 Comments
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National Register

202 S Main St, Colerain, NC 27924

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  • $69,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 3040 Sq Ft
  • 0.51 Ac.
The Henry-Beasley house is the oldest house surviving in the town of Colerain. It was built around 1820 for Peyton T. Henry, a member of the NC House of Representatives and later purchased by John J. Beasley who expanded it to include the two-story Victorian addition. The 5-bay Greek Revival features exterior detailing with pedimented windows, 6-panel front door, one-bay gable-front porch with fluted posts and pilasters, corner posts and original front paneled door surrounded with transom and sidelights that flood the entry with natural light. Interior features: none-over-nine double-hung sash, original heart pine floors, elaborate window and door surrounds and original paneling. The parlor features an ornate fireplace mantle with Ionic columns, dentil moulding and ornate detailing. The chimney for the parlor fireplace has fallen; the house has been secured from the elements. There is a separate entry staircase for the upstairs from the back porch leading to the upstairs landing; this area was used as 'room rentals' long before the age of AirBnBs. Exterior features: mature English boxwoods, brick sidewalk and a two-car garage with upstairs storage and gable-front dormers on the second floor. Both the house and garage are listed on the National Register of Historic Places are is eligible for historic tax credits. Call today to scheduling your showing and begin your historic home dreams.
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Nancy Winslow, Keller Williams Points East
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19 Comments on c. 1820/1850/1900 – Colerain, NC – $69,000

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  1. SDSD says: 63 comments

    Love the wide plank flooring!

  2. MichaelMichael says: 2849 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    That’s quite a fireplace surround in picture 20 and 21. I wonder if the main part of the fireplace is what we see lying on the ground outside?

  3. theonlylbctheonlylbc says: 35 comments
    OHD Supporter

    I appreciate all of the information in the description. This light filled house has so much potential and deserves some love and attention.

  4. KfideiKfidei says: 343 comments

    the kitchen ceiling is absolutely amazing. I have never seen anything quite like it. This house is in much better shape than I was expecting, other than the toppled chimney. From the beautiful floors to the elegant window casements, she’s a real beauty. This house needs someone to love her back to life, she’s so worth it.

  5. JimHJimH says: 5261 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Dr. Peyton T. Henry (1820-1893) wasn’t in town until 1850, and the NRHP form gives that as the construction date. More research needed! It’s a great house though, the chimney can be fixed and there are some wonderful details. A super project house and the price is right!

  6. TGrantTGrant says: 941 comments
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    New Orleans, LA

    I would think that magnificent chimneypiece is from the 1900 renovation. I wonder how long the chimney itself has been down? Streetview shows it intact while the aerial shows it down.

    • GretaLynGretaLyn says: 206 comments
      OHD Supporter

      There was an EF3 tornado in August of 2020 that did a LOT of damage in Bertie County. I’m guessing the chimney toppled then. It is a grand house, I hope someone who appreciates the history can/will restore it.

  7. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1198 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Lots to like about this one. The stair/hall wallpaper looks very early – possibly even original? If so, I hope the next owner leaves it in place…

  8. This is my kind of house! Neat and trim, lovely formal rooms. Boy this place could be a paradise and you could have so much fun with the kitchen!
    I do have to kind of laugh at the plaque (protective covenants)
    P.S I admire the person that wall papered the kitchen ceiling I have done that my self and it is no small feat.

    • DianeEGDianeEG says: 561 comments
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      1896 Farmhouse W/Swedish roots
      Rural, IL

      Papering a ceiling is a BIG project and you must have a healthy neck. This one almost has the look of oilcloth and appears to have been done, in part, to deal with the large crack in the ceiling plaster. Today’s “fixers” have loads of possibilities with low asking prices. Neighborhoods look pleasant, too.

  9. KfideiKfidei says: 343 comments

    Why would a chimney topple? Is it normally poor construction, poor maintenance or just happenstance? I ask because I see so many homes with missing chimneys, and I assume they were removed because of the expense of repair. This home has some cracks in the porch too, so is it a foundation thing? Is there something I should look for in chimney construction when home shopping? I figure someone on this site should have some insight.

  10. VMaloneyVMaloney says: 96 comments

    If walls could talk, I know this house needs alot of work but there is just something about this house that I like. I hope someone who has the time, energy and deep pockets can come along and save her!

  11. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2262 comments
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    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central, NY

    Such nice bones to this house. Love the first fp pictured, and the front door with its subtle panels and transom & sidelights. The house needs some TLC, but a good base to work with.

  12. AmyBeeAmyBee says: 828 comments
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    1859 Mod Vern Greek Revival
    Lockport, NY

    This is such a lovely house with such an interesting history! That so much is intact after the Civil War is astounding! Interesting layout, with the later back all. Floor plans would be most helpful in understanding it better.


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