Historic House Listings

Local blacksmith’s house. Circa 1919 in North Carolina. $130,000

January 10, 2023

This house is a diamond in the rough! Built for the local blacksmith and it is said he made the nails used in the construction of this home. The Carter House was built in 1919. It is located on .58 acres in Gatesville, North Carolina. The home features a covered front porch, hardwood floors, nice staircase, built-in china cabinet and a vintage light fixture. There are mature pecan trees that were once part of a larger pecan grove. The foundation for the blacksmith shed still sits in the backyard. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms and 2,234 square feet. $130,000

Contact Robert Bruce Lee with Inner Banks Real Estate Group: 252-267-2465

From the Zillow listing:


Are you ready to dream? Situated on a peaceful, downtown side street in Gatesville, North Carolina sits the Carter-Blacksmith’s home. Originally built in 1919, Mr. Carter was the local blacksmith and is believed to have even made the nails that he used to hand build his home. This ”balloon” framed (the 1st floor floors are built unattached to the wall), originally had most doors and windows built across from each other to maximize the cross breezes from all directions. With an addition built in 1989, this home now has 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. The original kitchen (now attached) was not originally joined to the main structure of the house but was situated on the far side of a long side porch to prevent potential kitchen fires from spreading through the home. The long side porch still exists and could be reopened and turned into the home’s grand center hall. The original bathroom complete with claw foot tub is still present. Much of the original floors, trim, doors, and mantels are still in the home. The Carter home still has good bones but needs rehabilitation. This home sits on a lovely property with mature pecan trees that were once part of a larger pecan grove that existed behind the home and throughout the neighboring lots. If you like figs, there is a well-established fig tree, and in the spring tiger lilies and daffodils will grace the boarders around the front of the house. At the back of the house, there still exists the foundation for the blacksmith’s shed. The Carter Blacksmith’s home is being offered ”AS-IS” yet it’s future grandeur will only be limited by your imagination and dreams.



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