Historic House Listings

Off market. Fixer Upper Alert! “Miss Winkie’s Homeplace”. Waterfront in NC. $89,500

May 1, 2018

I hope someone buys Miss Winkie’s home, fixes it up and loves it forever! Great views and it’s right across from the marina. It could be your own Nicholas Spark’s novel. 🙂 Built in 1907 in Merritt, North Carolina. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,290 square feet. $95,000! New Price: $89,500

From the Zillow listing:


A local landmark is now for sale! Miss Winkie’s Homeplace, originally built sometime after the Turn-of-the-Century (Tax office estimates 1907),has seen the changes of fortune and time with dignity and grace. Multiple gables and a prominent location in Whortonsville with views of Broad and Browns Creek! Just steps away from a marina with slips for sale/rent, breezes aplenty with the shade of venerable pecan trees around you. The home needs TLC and awaits your renovations. Currently there is no climate control. Your efforts will reward you with its great potential to be a showplace! Vinyl siding, a beautiful metal roof and wraparound front porch on which to enjoy the neighborhood. Master bedroom downstairs, property is unrestricted and awaits your creative ideas! A must-see character home!

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