408 S Iredell Ave, Spencer, NC 28159
This North Carolina bungalow for sale is listed at just $30,000. It’s located in Spencer, a small town nestled in the Piedmont and only hours away from coastal beaches and the Blue Ridge Mountains. As Spencer was a mid-way point between Atlanta, Georgia, and Washington, DC, the Southern Railway Company built a service yard here in the early 1900s. Today it serves as the North Carolina Transportation Museum. The Spencer National Historic Register District, in which this circa 1915 residence is located, lies adjacent to the museum and is considered the largest contiguous historic district in the state. It’s comprised of 322 residential and commercial buildings, mostly built between 1905 and 1920, to provide housing for the workers of the former steam locomotive repair facility.
This 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath dwelling sits on a lovely street of well-kept older homes in a scene right out of Mayberry. All the homes have rocking chair porches and lush landscaped yards. Some even sport pretty white picket fences and colorful magnolia trees. So if you’re looking for a home with history, in a pleasant neighborhood, look no further. High ceilings, hardwood floors, arched doorways and a clawfoot tub grace this home. (I lived with two clawfoot tubs for 20+ years, so for practical reasons I’m not a fan of them. But they do add character.) French doors, a lovely staircase and original interior doors and trim also add charm. In my mind the real show stoppers are the multiple fireplace mantels. One even features the coveted green tiles.
No photos of the kitchen are included by the realtor. That’s usually a sign that the kitchen needs a complete renovation. At $30,000, however, perhaps there’s money leftover in the budget to design the kitchen of your dreams. Where else can you find a North Carolina bungalow for sale at this price point with so many great features and in a lovely historic neighborhood to boot?
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