506 E 3rd Ave, Red Springs, NC 28377
7 beds3 baths5,000 sq. ft, 1.5 acres
North Carolina Historic Fixer Upper With Acreage $65,000
I had featured this circa 1908 beauty with the title “Historic Southern Mansion…Would You Tackle It?” back in March 2016. Someone did decide to tackle it and made some improvements. It is now back on the market for some lucky new prospective owner to call home.
As per the owner: “Incredibly solid house with the original beams, supportive masonry and heart pine flooring and staircase as though installed a year before much less nearly 110 years past!
Designed in 1909 by famous master NC architect James McMichael from Charlotte, this house is such an amazing structure that deserves above all else, to be restored to its’ original glories. Formal “airlock” entry with leaded glass sidelights and ceramic tile floor to the original double doors. Huge formal entry with downstairs “Men’s” and “Women’s” Parlors, one to the left, the other to the right, access to each through HUGE pocket doors, each room has a 12 foot stenciled floral ceiling and its’ own fireplace.
Off the left hand parlor is another large room w/ fireplace and closet and door leading to the end of the wrap around porch. Exiting that room, a hallway with a large bathroom (1910 claw footed cast iron tub and matching toilet), continuing to the 3rd large room on that side of the house. Once again, that large room has its’ own fireplace, closet and door leading to the back of the house
From this room (most likely reserved for the butler) you enter the HUGE kitchen. This room allows for cabinetry on three walls and has been re-framed to allow for a large window over the proposed sink to allow for beautiful natural lighting.
The back wall of the kitchen has been re-framed to allow for two doors leading outside, one to the left and another in the right hand corner. Framing has been accomplished to accept 3+ft. x 7ft. double-pane windows as this room gets wonderful East and South sunshine and plans were to remove the existing heart pine flooring (to use for repairs elsewhere) and install waterproof decking boards allowing for a greenhouse. Plans were for 2 sets of French doors between this new room and the remainder of the kitchen.
In the back right hand corner of the kitchen is another sizable room which houses the original cast iron boiler. Again plans were for this to be removed and a BRAND NEW propane fired hot water boiler system (it has the capacity to heat 2 houses of this size), which is a $15k value and on hand, to be installed and hot water heat fed through 3 zones of 3/4″ PEX tubing under the first floor (for radiant heat) and into the large radiators found in each room. This area can be a huge pantry and has a door leading out to the back of the house. Plans were for an exterior deck to be installed from one corner of the house to the other.
The large parlor to the right of the front entry leads to the formal dining room, again with its’ own fireplace and door leading to the right hand side of the front wrap around porch. From this room there are doors to the main hallway (to the left), the full butler’s pantry and closet, then the kitchen.
The grand entry foyer boasts wonderful original mouldings and a gorgeous staircase with a door at the first landing leading back down into the kitchen with a beautiful leaded glass piece above it.
Upstairs hallway leading to a windowed storage room above the kitchen, one of 2 bathrooms and 5 upstairs bedrooms w/ fireplaces and closets.
Large hallway leads to the front of the house and double doors that led onto the upstairs deck.
Also a door that leads up to a wonderful attic with heart pine flooring and ceiling.
What I love about the home
Located on a street with other magnificent “grand” period homes, in its’ day it was a showplace and can be returned to its’ past glory. Many people have been kind enough to share family photos of the interior taken in the first years of the home’s existence. All the amenities of the Town are within 2-3 minutes and Lumberton and I-95 are 25 min. distant. See its’ 6,000+ sq.ft. “sister” house, designed by the same architect and situated on a much smaller lot, here on Zillow as it’s several blocks away.”
Thank you to penny Shaffer for this submission.