Historic House Listings

Porch goals! William Knott House, Circa 1915 in North Carolina. $256,000

May 5, 2020

Love this house! That is quite a porch and is known as the most grand porch in the county. This home was built in 1915 by tobacco broker, William Allen Knott. He was only 24 at the time the house was built. The home is located on .38 acres in Kinston, North Carolina. This home has original hardwood floors, great built-ins, and original trim. There are leaded glass windows, pocket doors, and multiple fireplaces. Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 3,390 square feet. $256,000

From the Zillow listing:


This home has the largest and most grand wraparound front porch in the entire County. Built in 1915 by tobacco broker William Allen Knott at the age of 24, this wonderful home overlooks its prime corner double lot in the desirable Mitchelltown National Register Neighborhood that is receiving tremendous attention and reinvestment. For instance, one neighbor from AZ just completed a $300K+ restoration of the home she bought. Some buyers are acquiring 2 properties at a time because of the character and value of the neighborhood, and being mere blocks to a park and a downtown in the midst of a major revitalization. Kinston is home to Vivian Howard’s famous Chef and the Farmer restaurant, the birthplace of funk music, and many famous people from actors to basketball stars. This home retains its original slate roof and copper finial, original plaster walls and ceilings, beautiful chimneys and 3 operable fireplaces remaining (propane), a huge entry room with leaded glass door surround, oak floors, pocket doors in the entry close off the living room and a second set is between the living and dining rooms. A butler?s pantry is next to a huge kitchen filled with tons of cabinets, a cellar accessible from within the house, an architecturally complimentary garage, 2 driveways, a patio covered with a large pergola dripping in Lady Banks roses, and mature landscaping that includes hedges and flowering trees. The downstairs Master bedroom with en suite features a jetted soaking tub surrounded by plantation shutters and a separate shower as well as a double sink vanity. There are 4 additional bedrooms and 2 and 1/2 baths upstairs with a laundry, along with lots of closet space and a spectacular walk-in attic. Gorgeous tall ceilings, large rooms, many large windows, wide doors, stunning light fixtures, the grand porch and rear garden make this beautiful and significant home perfect for entertaining and raising a family. SERIOUS inquiries only. Must have proof of pre-qualification to view…by appointment only.


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