Historic House Listings

Back on the market! Airlie: Samuel T. Thorne House. 53 acres in NC! $199,900

November 19, 2019

Really sad to see this one back on the market! I had high hopes this new owner would be able to take this one on. This is Airlie, the Samuel T. Thorne house in Littleton, North Carolina. Located on 53 acres and not far from Lake Gaston. I have been inside this home and have written a post about it which you can read here. Mine has more history than the listing and my own interior pictures. It will need a complete rehab. Having been in it, the front part of the house seems very sturdy compared to the back of the home. In the back of the home water infiltration has been its downfall. I will see if I can find time in the next few weeks to go back out and do a video tour of it. Four bedrooms and 3,800 square feet. $199,900

From the Zillow listing:


1900’s Colonial located on 1 of 2 adjoining parcels totaling approx. 53 acres just south of Littleton & Lake Gaston! The land has currently all of the available tillable acreage leased out to a solid tenant of a decade or more and per Seller currently generates $2,400 annually. Approx half the property is growing timber while the other half is open. Pond located toward the back. Several outbuildings. One of the parcels has a smaller house. Both houses are in need of much attention & renovation. The acreage allows for either farming, horses, or hunting. ALL THE SQFT IS NOT HEATED. NO HEAT IN EITHER DWELLING. No information available on septic but should be one each site. County water is available. Bathroom fixtures have been removed. The possibilities are endless! The water feature, house and large acreage plot makes this property unique for the area.


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