Historic House Listings

Double porch love! Trout stocked creek across street. Almost an acre in NC. $249,000

November 17, 2023

Love the double porches! The trout stocked creek across the road looks pretty! The home was built in 1916. It is located on .90 acre in Lansing, North Carolina. The home features double front porches, some hardwood floors, brick fireplace and exposed beams. If this were my house I would go in there and try to undo a lot of what was done. The renovations seem all over the place. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 1,107 square feet. $249,000

Contact Susan Smith with Realty One Group Select: 980-447-9001

From the Zillow listing:


Rare opportunity to own a 1916 Ashe County farmhouse on 0.902-acres of unrestricted land, with state stocked trout stream frontage on Big Horse Creek! There is even an outbuilding which would be a great workshop and a small barn/shed. With a bit of work and TLC, this home has the potential to be glorious! At 107-years old, it has a few blemishes and is being sold as-is. For example, there are some cracked windows, the dining room floor is unlevel, and the carpet upstairs will most likely need to be replaced. But don’t let that dissuade you — the minute you lay eyes on the property, the charm and character of its period come to life with its unique trim design. There are multiple covered porches where you can enjoy your morning coffee or evening glass of wine. The main floor features a spacious living room with wood stove & gorgeous wood beams on the ceiling, kitchen, vestibule, dining room, laundry, a full bath & a bedroom. The kitchen and vestibule were once the back porch of the home and have the original wood porch floors. One level living could be achieved by making the 1st floor bedroom, the primary. On the second floor you will find a large bedroom currently used as the primary, two secondary bedrooms (the smaller of which would make a great office or craft room), a half bath with a shower and double vanity, and another half bath with a vanity and toilet. Note the ceiling height of the 2nd floor is less than 7-ft so it is not included in the heated living area square footage, but it has 882-SF and it is heated/cooled. Recent repairs following an insurance claim due to damage from a fallen tree limb include repairs to all bathrooms (almost everything is new), the kitchen plumbing & lighting, dining room, and a portion of the home’s exterior. The trout stream frontage on Big Horse Creek is just a short walk across the road where you can fish to your heart’s content! This property has so much untapped potential! Don’t let this one slip away – come see it today!



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