Historic House Listings

Circa 1920 in New Bern, North Carolina. Guest house! Has a lot of potential! $178,000

September 15, 2019

This home was built in 1920. It is located on .29 acres in New Bern, North Carolina. The home is situated in Historic Riverside. This house has an enclosed front porch. There are hardwood floors and custom woodwork. Needs some work and updating, but it really has a lot of potential. Only a couple of blocks from the waterfront. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,543 square feet. $178,000

From the Zillow listing:


Grand three bedroom, two full bath home situated on a large corner lot and located in Historic Riverside is full of possibilities.  Step into an enclosed front and side porch then inside to the large welcoming foyer, a formal dining room and living room with hardwood floors and detailed custom woodwork.  Behind glass french doors is the family room with its floor to ceiling built ins, updated full bath and walk in closet this room could easily become the downstairs master bedroom.  A large open kitchen with separate breakfast area, has been updated with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, lighting and new cabinetry with plenty of storage.  Upstairs are three well appointed bedrooms with hardwood floors, ceiling fans, a full bath and a large cedar storage closet with cabinets and shelves. Back downstairs, through the side back laundry porch and outside is a stone patio perfect for grilling, reading and enjoying the quiet of the neighborhood.  The bonus of this property is the one bedroom, one bath, with living room, dining room and full kitchen apartment located over the two car garage. While it is still in renovation, this separate building with it’s own electric and gas meter could serve as a perfect guest house, in law quarters or an artist studio.  Unusual about this home is the large walk out basement that has three more rooms, and a roughed in half bath. From an investment standpoint, monthly minimum rental for this home is $1300.00 in it’s current condition. This historic As Is home, is a pleasant sidewalk stroll to all of of the many wonderful amenities of downtown New Bern.


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