Historic House Listings

The Captain Bob Knight House, Circa 1880. Waterfront in North Carolina. $199,000

October 18, 2021

Only one hour to the Outer Banks! The home is just a quick walk from the marina and the town boardwalk. The Captain Bob Knight House, also known as the Jesse L. Cooper House. It was built in 1880. The home is located on .45 waterfront acres in Columbia, North Carolina. The home features an enclosed porch, original hardwood floors, a solid front door with original hardware, baseboards and bay windows. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms and 2,220 square feet. $199,000

Contact Tara Thomas with EXP Realty

From the Zillow listing:


Historic Waterfront Home in Downtown Columbia! AS-IS, motivated sellers! Though tax records say this home was built in 1920, local historians say it was built in 1880-81. It is referred to as the “Jesse L Cooper House aka The Captain Bob Knight House”. The property sits on a large lot; the house is on one side of Water St and the waterfront lot across the street goes with the property. New bulkhead and new roof! Three bedrooms upstairs and a full bath and one bedroom down with a full bath. The upstairs was used as rental, though no kitchen in the space, and has a separate entrance that can be easily be removed. Stairway is currently blocked off, but can be opened back up with opened back up with original railings and banister that are stored in the attic. The home needs to be updated; tax records give the home an effective age of 1960, but is livable as is. This would be a great preservation project as many original aspects of the home remain including two fireplaces. Great opportunity for waterfront living in the small historic town of Columbia NC; a quick walk to the town marina and boardwalk. On the Scuppernong River which feeds into the open waters of the Albemarle Sound, also near the Intercoastal Waterway. Only 1 hour from the Outer Banks and surrounded by tons outdoor recreation; fishing, kayaking, bird and bear watching. Pettigrew State Park, Lake Phelps, Somerset Place Historic Site and the Alligator River Wildlife Refuge all within a half hour.


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