Historic House Listings

$65,000. “Parksdale”, Circa 1857. Two acres in North Carolina.

January 28, 2023

Fixer upper alert! Double porches are great! Parksdale was built in 1857. It is also known as the Mayor’s House. It is located on 1.95 acres in Rich Square, North Carolina. The home features double front porches, hardwood floors, great newel post, knotty pine walls in the den, built-ins and french doors. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms and 3,345 square feet. $65,000

Contact Nancy Winslow with Keller Williams Realty Points East: 252-813-1096

From the Zillow listing:


The ultimate ‘diamond in the rough! This c.1857 beautiful Greek Revival home ”Parksdale”, is stately, to say the least. It sits on 2 acres in the heart of town and features gorgeous wide-plank heart pine floors, large rooms, tons of natural light through the large windows, 5 fireplaces/mantles, original hardware and wide baseboard, just for starters. The decorative trim, wide wrap-around front porch and position on the lot gives this home a majestic look from the road. When you walk into the front door, you’re in the large center hall with a magnificent newel post and staircase and french doors opening on both sides to two parlors. The knotty pine paneling in the left parlor is evidence of some updating in the 1950s. The woodwork is in great condition. The butler’s pantry, kitchen and utility room on the back are super large and a perfect blank canvas for updating to a gourmet or commercial kitchen. Imagine yourself hosting a reception or dinner party in this house. There is plenty of space for exactly that not to mention the 2-acre yard for outdoor entertaining. Also called ‘the Mayor’s House’, the two-story porch is a show-stopping feature and shows off some of the Victorian details with woodwork, a colored glass circular window and brackets. There is no heat source at this time. The house is available for restoration through Preservation NC. A rehab agreement and historic covenants will be part of the sale. For more information or to schedule a showing call me today 252.813.1096. Thank you for your interest in this beautiful historic home also known as the ”Josey-Norwood-Lassiter House”. Bring your vision, join other renovations going on in town, and let me help you make it happen. Be the one to make it WOW again.



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