Historic House Listings

NC Mountain House! Circa 1900. On one acre. $147,000

June 5, 2019

House in the North Carolina mountains! It was built in 1900. It is located on 1.1 acres in Vilas, North Carolina. Only ten minutes to downtown Boone! The kitchen features a woodstove, Hoosier cabinet, vintage metal sink and cabinets. The home has a spring room with an original trough. It would have been used to keep things cold. There is a spring house on the property that provides fresh water to the home. Two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 1,135 square feet. $147,000

From the Zillow listing:


Step back to a gentler time in this charming c. 1900 farmhouse on 1.1 acres. Affordable 2 bed/1 bath home is less than 10 min. to downtown Boone. Like days of old, the inviting covered front porch allows you to wave at passerby’s and listen to the kids in the creek. Open the red screen door and enter the living room with updated woodstove. Current owners refashioned the family room into their master bedroom. The kitchen features a wood cookstove, Hoosier cabinet, retro metal sink and counters, and a side room houses the refrigerator and electric stove.  Off the kitchen, the original spring room boasts the trough used for storing cold food items in that time period. The room is now used as a laundry/mud room with space for canned and storage items.  The bathroom, although modest in modern terms, allows a place to get away from it all as you soak in the deep iron clawfoot tub. The main level has solid wood flooring and the upstairs bedrooms are newly carpeted. Monitor and woodstove provide heat sources.  Great garden site and outbuildings. The current spring house has been properly maintained over the years and currently provides fresh spring water to the house.  Make this YOUR HOME!

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