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Diamond in the rough! Almost two acres in North Carolina. Circa 1925. $148,500

April 6, 2021

A true diamond in the rough! And how about the size of that porch! This home was built in 1925. It is located on 1.74 acres in Mount Gilead, North Carolina. The home features original hardwood floors, french doors, original millwork, mantels, and some original windows. There are two great claw foot tubs. This one really has a lot of potential! Five bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 3,189 square feet. $148,500

Contact Elaine Hollins with Century 21 Russ Hollins, Realtors

From the Zillow listing:


This ole house was a home of comfort, once rang with laughter and heard many a shout. Owner says ain’t goanna need this house no longer, ain’t got time to fix the shingles, ain’t got time to fix the door, ain’t got time to oil the hinges nor to mend no window pane. (Lyrics by Stuart Hamblen – This Ole House). Yes this is an old “ole” house but it has stood the test of time. Original slate roof still shelters almost pristine level hardwood floors. Original plaster over wood lath in surprisingly acceptable condition most areas with original picture mold still installed. Original wood work and finish dating back to circa 1925. Hot water boiler removed, radiators remain, no central heat or air, main floor area and second floor space totaling 3,189 sq. ft. will need to be unfitted with new heating system. Hunting a truly arts and craft period home to restore this is it but only for those with love of architecture of the early 20th century and appreciation of wood and craftsmanship.


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