Historic House Listings

Off market. “Swampside”, Circa 1820. Five acres in Hertford, North Carolina. $243,000

March 10, 2020

Swampside is also known as the Fletcher-Skinner-Nixon house. It was built in 1820. The home is located on 5.01 acres in Hertford, North Carolina. Hertford is a quaint waterfront town but it is not in a flood zone. This federal style home has original hardwood floors, raised paneled wainscoting, and original doors. There are several outbuildings on the property, including an 1860 barn. Five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and 3,831 square feet. $243,000

Contact Nancy Winslow with Keller Williams Realty: 252-355-6000

From the Zillow listing:


This Federal-style plantation home sits on 5 acres in the ”Old Neck” area of Perquimans Co. Surrounded by fields and woodland; the Perquimans River is just beyond the fields across Old Neck Road and can be seen from the upstairs balcony. Most recently used as the Skinner B&B, the home has 5 bedrooms and 5 baths. The grand center hall opens to a 10′ 2-story front porch and the back porch, which connects the house to the original detached kitchen. The sturdy straight staircase rises from the back hall. Beautiful Federal woodworking is evident in the center hall and front parlor while more simplified woodwork is found in the other downstairs areas. Raised-panel wainscoting, 3-part deep cornice mantel, tall 6-panel doors and decorative wainscoting all contribute to the charm and character of this elegant county home. A fence distinguishes the home site from other areas of the property. Also on the property is a large one-story barn, ca 1860 with loft approx 60’x55′ with wide center isle and flanked by 5 cribs retains many of the historic features of its original mortise-and-tenon construction; it is now covered in metal. If walls could talk! There are no doubt, many stories to be learned here. Now it’s time for new stories – whether you’re interested in continuing with a B&B or using it as a wedding venue or just your own, quiet, peaceful country home, now’s the time to start living the dream. ”Swampside” aks The Fletcher-Skinner-Nixon House and outbuildings are waiting for you. Call today! Historic tax credit may apply.


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