Historic House Listings

Fixer upper alert! $14,900! Circa 1920’s. Over 1/2 acre in North Carolina.

September 9, 2019

Definitely not for the faint of heart! This fixer upper was originally built in the 1850’s, and then renovated in the 1920’s to this current house. A lot of the demolition work has been complete. It is located on .56 acres in Shelby, North Carolina. The Andrews-Royster house has sat vacant for 35 years. It is situated in the heart of Shelby’s National Register Historic District and may be eligible for tax credits. $14,900

From the Preservation North Carolina listing:


Be a part of Uptown Shelby’s exciting renaissance!
The Andrews-Royster House is only a short walk from the heart of Uptown Shelby’s thriving, tree- lined business district . It is located in one of Shelby’s most historic and prestigious neighborhoods,. The Andrews-Royster House is close to the Don Gibson Theatre, and the Earl Scruggs Center.
Originally built in the 1850’s and remodeled to its present Colonial Revival style in the 1920’s, the house has been vacant for nearly 35 years and has suffered severe deterioration. The house will need a complete and total rehabilitation; however, it is in the Central Shelby National Register Historic District and thus may be potentially eligible for state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits. Much of the required interior demolition has already been accomplished, leaving somewhat of a blank slate.
Uptown Shelby is considered to be one of the premiere downtown “Main Street” cities in North Carolina, featuring a very active social life of restaurants , the Shelby farmer’s market, Arts Council, quaint specialty shops, banks ,government offices and churches. Shelby is also the permanent home of the American Legion World Series.
For sale with Protective Covenants and Rehabilitation Agreement.


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