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OMG! Look inside! Circa 1820’s. On two acres in North Carolina. $229,900

October 27, 2020

What a great house and interior! And yes, the woodwork would have originally been painted in this home. The McGuire-Setzer House was built between 1825-1835. It is located on 1.83 acres in Mocksville, North Carolina. The grounds are like a private oasis! This home was previously used as a bed and breakfast. One of the accompanying outbuildings was used as a commercial kitchen to support the bed and breakfast. There is also a guest cottage on the property. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. All images courtesy of Bradley Jaynes with Magnolia Lane Media. 1,634 square feet. $229,900

Contact Ted Alexander with Preservation North Carolina: 704-482-3531 or [email protected]

From the Preservation North Carolina listing:


Ideal Privacy or Cozy Hospitality Venture!  This one-and-a-half story distinctive Federal-style inspired home, built between 1825 and 1835, is a gardener’s secluded paradise or wonderful owner-occupied hospitality venue.  With its close proximity to Winston-Salem, Statesville, Charlotte, Lexington, Salisbury, and the quaint county seat of Mocksville and its downtown “Main Street,” the property is an ideal in-town escape for those seeking privacy or as a venture attracting guests.

OPEN HOUSE FOR QUALIFIED BUYERS – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27th, from 1pm to 6pm (social distancing and masks required)


This move-in ready house was extensively restored and upgraded 20 years ago and has been meticulously maintained since. The exterior was expertly re-painted in 2019.  The home features fascinating Federal-style interiors with four substantial mantels and a unique boxed staircase with vintage box lock.  The main home features two bedrooms and 1.25 baths.

The property includes two functioning outbuildings: a small guest cottage of 367 square feet with a full bath and an operating fireplace, plus a 255 square-foot contemporary structure that was used as a commercial kitchen at one time to support a bed-and-breakfast in the Main house. The converted guest house is one of the few remaining examples of an original detached kitchen building and lends itself to intimate living when desired or hosting guests.  Mocksville’s General Residential zoning does allow B&Bs, subject to certain restrictions: https://www.daviecountync.gov/DocumentCenter/View/136/zoning-ordinance-mocksville-PDF (see page 101, 8-3.8.10 BED AND BREAKFAST ESTABLISHMENT).

The lush grounds feature multiple gardens with room for plenty more. The property is individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places. According to its nomination, it is a wonderful remaining dwelling typical of the North Carolina Piedmont during the early 19th century, and one of the few examples of this type that has not been unsympathetically altered or enlarged.

It is not anticipated that extensive rehabilitation will be required; however, the property is eligible for federal and state rehabilitation tax credits as it is individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


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