Historic House Listings

Amazing! The Coates House, Circa 1860. Almost six acres in North Carolina. $249,111

October 14, 2019

Such an interesting looking house! The Coates House was built in 1860. It is located on 5.62 acres in Tarboro, North Carolina. The home was built by renowned builder, Thomas H. Coates. It is situated in Tarboro’s Historic District. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Look at the size of the floorboards! This Greek Revival Italianate has a cupola and four interior end chimneys. There are eight fireplaces, heart pine floors, original trim, doors and molding. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,781 square feet. $249,111

From the Zillow listing:


The Coates House, built in 1860 by renowned builder Thomas H. Coates is located in Tarboro’s Historic District and listed on the National Register of Historic Places (as The Coats House). It is a two-story, three bays wide, Greek Revival/Italianate brick dwelling. It features a hipped roof with wide, overhanging eaves, a cupola and four interior end chimneys. 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths upstairs; one room down could be used as a bedroom. Wide center hall down, wide cross hall upstairs. Beautiful wide heart pine floors, detailed door and window moldings, 8 fireplaces, large foyer, upstairs laundry, formal dining room furnished with table to seat a large crowd. Antique light fixtures, pocket doors, original glass and hardware will certainly lure you in. Also on this 5.6-acre property are the contributing original brick kitchen and framed smokehouse. Thomas Coates also built the Calvary Episcopal Church and the Barracks in Tarboro and First Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. The yard has an established landscaping plan and is private with a fence in front. It’s fun to watch and listen to the train from ‘your’ porch. The full front and back porches welcome anyone coming to visit at the Coates House. Central HVAC down, unheated upstairs with window AC. Upstairs is piped for HVAC split system. The home is eligible for historic tax credits. The full sq. footage for the house is 3562. An original outbuilding has great space downstairs with a loft and bath upstairs.


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