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The Shawhouse, Circa 1888. Over one acre in North Carolina. $549,000

September 12, 2020

The cupola was used as Colonel Shaw’s astronomy room. The Shawhouse was built in 1888. It is located on 1.16 acres in Shawboro, North Carolina. I love the exterior trim on the covered porch. There are hardwood floors, solid doors with original hardware, and an updated kitchen with a thermador stove. The property has a detached two car garage and two sheds, one with an apartment. There is a pond with a waterfall and Japanese maples surrounding it. Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 3,133 square feet. $549,000

Contact Emily Quinn Bray with Coldwell Banker Seaside Realty: 252-477-7811

From the Zillow listing:


Welcome to the Shawhouse! Built in 1888, this stunning home has been completely remodeled and sits on 1.16 acres. You will love the 12-ft ceilings, oversized rooms, and modern amenities – the Rinnai tankless water heater, custom closets, speaker system throughout, and new hardwood flooring with 3/4-inch subflooring. The well-appointed kitchen offers a 6-burner Thermador stove with 2 ovens and a 2-drawer dishwasher. The cupula was once used as Colonel Shaw’s astronomy room! In addition to the main home, there are 2 sheds (1 w/ power) and an apartment above the detached 2-car garage and workshop. The side garden offers an abundance of perennials, a pond with a waterfall, and Japanese maples which can all be enjoyed from the pergola (to be completed soon) or from the 270 sq-ft glassed-in porch (w/ heat & A/C). This solid, charming home has stood the test of time! Ask your agent for a list of the recent improvements done to this home – too many to list!


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