Historic House Listings

The mantles! The woodwork! Henry-Beasley House, Circa 1820 in North Carolina. $69,000

January 11, 2021

That is one beautiful mantle! This house has so much potential! The Henry-Beasley House was built in 1820. It is located on .51 acres in Colerain, North Carolina. The home features original hardwood floors, tall ceilings, ornate mantle, original woodwork, and chair rails. The home and the garage are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and eligible for historic tax credits. In 1886 John Beasley renovated the home and added on a back Victorian addition. There is a back entrance for that addition, and back in the day it was used as room rentals. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 3,040 square feet. $69,000

Contact Nancy Winslow with Keller Williams Points East: 252-813-1096

From the Zillow listing:


The Henry-Beasley house is the oldest house surviving in the town of Colerain. It’s a two-story, 5-bay Greek Revival features exterior detailing with pedimented windows, 6-panel front door, one-bay gable-front porch with fluted posts and pilasters, corner posts and original front paneled door surrounded with transom and sidelights that flood the entry with natural light. Interior features: none-over-nine double-hung sash, original heart pine floors, elaborate window and door surrounds and original paneling. The parlor features an ornate fireplace mantle with Ionic columns, dentil moulding and ornate detailing. The chimney for the parlor fireplace has fallen; the house has been secured from the elements. Renovated by John Beasley in 1886 to include a two-story Victorian addition on back. This addition has two bedrooms, a back entry staircase and upstairs landing; this area was used as ‘room rentals’ long before the age of AirBnBs. Exterior features: mature English boxwoods, brick sidewalk and a two-car garage with upstairs storage and gable-front dormers on the second floor. Both the house and garage are listed on the National Register of Historic Places are is eligible for historic tax credits. Call today to scheduling your showing and begin your historic home dreams.


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