Historic House Listings

Almost six acres in NC. Thomas-Jones house, Circa 1857. $65,000

December 17, 2018

The Thomas-Jones house was also known as “Swamplawn”. It was built in 1857 by Warren County builder, Alfred Gamaliel Jones. Needs a lot of work, but a lot of the original details are there. This could be amazing! Located on 5.7 acres in Oak City, North Carolina. Four bedrooms, one bathroom, and 4,180 square feet. $65,000

From the Zillow listing:


A showplace in its day, the Thomas-Jones house, later named ”Swamplawn” was built in 1857 by the highly-reputable Warren County builder Alfred Gamaliel Jones. Fortunately, the finely crafted exterior details have been preserved. The distinctive exterior cornice and corner pilasters that frame the house are in-tact as is the stunning double leaf front door with 3-part transoms over paneled sidelights. The interior floor plan has wide center hall dividing 4 rooms of unequal size upstairs and down. A rear one-story shed incorporated at the time the house was built give the first floor a commodious three-rooms deep plan, not typical of Greek Revival style. Home is located in rural Martin County surrounded by farm and woods land. Preservation NC historic covenants apply. No HVAC

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