Historic House Listings

Sears Roebuck House, Circa 1908 in North Carolina. William R. Cowper House. $160,000

August 29, 2022

Gatesville is a quaint town and this home is situated right on Main Street. The William R. Cowper house was built in 1908. It is located on .54 acres in Gatesville, North Carolina. This home is a reverse plan of “The Clyde”, a Sears and Roebuck House. The home features a wrap around front porch, hardwood floors, crown molding and baseboards. There is a one room building on the property that was William R. Cowper’s office. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms and 2,418 square feet. $160,000

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From the Preservation North Carolina listing:


Come and enjoy the quaint town of Gatesville, located in northeastern NC, within a short drive to both Hampton Roads VA and the breathtaking Outer Banks!

The Willian R. Cowper House, built in 1908, is a reverse plan of “The Clyde” model of the Sears, Roebuck and Company Catalogue homes. The 4 bedroom 2 bathroom house boasts a hip roof, spacious wrap around porch, screened in back porch, and a first floor primary bedroom.

The house is a combination of the Queen Anne style and Colonial Revival elements. This grand lady is situated on a double lot, and has a one room structure that was originally the office of Mr. William R. Cowper.

With a little TLC, this beauty can be returned to the grandeur that was once the essence of this Main Street property!



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