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Save This House! Circa 1795! On 1 acre in North Carolina. $17,500

April 19, 2023

Save this house! Near the Duplin Winery in North Carolina. The Barnett Carr House was built in 1795. It is located on one acre in Wallace, North Carolina. The home needs a full restoration and needs someone with a lot of knowledge about restoration or deep pockets. There are double front porches, original hand-carved mantels, wainscoting, hardwood floors and french doors. 3,324 square feet. $17,500

Contact Maggie Gregg with Preservation North Carolina: 252-563-5288 or [email protected]

From the Preservation North Carolina listing:


Architectural and Historical Information

The Barnett Carr House (c.1795/1870) is a two-story Victorian expanded from an earlier Federal house, of which some details remain. The property is located in Duplin County, just a few miles from the popular Duplin Winery in the heart of North Carolina’s wine industry. There is the potential to purchase additional acreage, opening up further uses like a small winery, bed and breakfast or event center!

An earlier Federal-style two room house was first built on the site by Barnett Carr (1795-1880) and dates to the early 19th century. The Barnett Carr House was expanded by Jacob Obed Carr (1840-1914) sometime in the mid-19th century, with the addition of four rooms to the front of the first story, and two rooms above making it a two-story structure. In the late 19th century, Snyder Hiriam Carr made further additions to the house adding two more rooms upstairs and the Victorian porches, the configuration which remains today.

The two-story front porch (needing to be reconstructed) features beautiful sawnwork with turned spindle porch posts. Interior features include both vertical and diagonal beadboard wainscotting in the central hall on both the first and second stories, original windows and doors, attractive mantels with overmantel mirrors in the parlors, original hardwood floors, and original baseboards and door moldings. There are four large bedrooms upstairs, the potential for a master suite downstairs, and a large sunroom that would make an ideal kitchen.

Having been vacant for many years, the property requires significant carpentry work and structural stabilization, including rebuilding the back section of the house, roof replacement, new plumbing, electrical and HVAC, in addition to a new kitchen and bathrooms.



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