Historic House Listings

The Napoleon Bonaparte McCanless House, Circa 1896. One acre in North Carolina. $225,000

February 20, 2021

Looks like a castle! Looks like work was started on this house. Almost 5,000 square feet. The Napoleon Bonaparte McCanless House was built in 1896. It is located on .96 acres in Salisbury, North Carolina. This home has a lot of potential and all of that stonework on the exterior is pretty amazing. But I kind of feel like they are asking a bit too much for this considering the amount of work and it looks to be across from commercial space. Love the mansard roof with slate shingles. There are hardwood floors in some rooms, curved walls, and amazing mantels. Some of the rooms have been gutted. This home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Seven bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 4,898 square feet. $225,000

Contact Greg Rapp with Salisbury Real Estate Group

From the Zillow listing:


The Napoleon Bonaparte McCanless House is a unique rusticated granite-block 3-story house. Most distinctive features are rounded tower, wraparound porch, and mansard roof w/slate shingles. Exterior of house remarkably intact. Interior integrity ranges from good to gutted, yet many features survive. 1st floor front reception & parlor retain original form, including parlor’s curved walls. Main stair leads to 2nd story w/4 bedrooms & sitting room. Front BR retains curved walls, baseboard, mantel w/ tile hearth, closet w/shelving. 3rd floor retains original framing, layout, narrow wood flooring, & molded window surrounds. Kitchen building retains 2-rooms, central chimney w/fireplace. Large treeless lot. House needs complete rehab. Could be live/work space, brewery, offices, restaurant – a blank slate with endless possibilities. Extra lot 015-399A included; extra lot is partially in flood plain. Property listed on National Register of Historic Places, eligible for tax credits. Sold AS-IS.


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