this old house

Save This Old House ~ c.1828 NC Historic Riverside Home 40 Min. to Ocean Beaches $50K ~ Sold

113 Main St, Pollocksville, NC 28573       

$50,000 ~ Reduced to $40k ~ Pending ~ Sold For $30,ooo on 12/17/2020


Save this old house. Located on 3/4 of an acre along the banks of the Trent River, the home is also only 40 minutes to ocean beaches. More importantly, this Federal-style fixer upper is a rare opportunity to restore a rare riverside landmark.
According to Preservation North Carolina, “The Bryan Lavender House is a late Federal-style home and was built around 1825 for Bryan Lavender, who lived there for approximately 10 years. Locally, the house is known as the Roscoe Barrus House. Barrus owned the home from 1835 until 1870 and was a prominent merchant and pharmaceutical salesman.
While Barrus’ business grew and expanded to Baltimore and New York by the mid 1850’s, the Civil War would disrupt those businesses. With the destruction of his warehouse and all merchandise during the war, Barrus sold all of his holdings in order to repay debts in 1867, including selling his house to his daughter. The house remained in the Barrus family until 1888.”
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Save this old house. The Bryan Lavendar House, ca. 1825 is a landmark historic property. This home is a blank slate ready for a complete restoration to bring it back to it’s former glory. A beautiful covered front porch and balcony on the banks of the Trent River will continually amaze you with it’s every changing seasons and nature at every corner.
The home lends itself to a Charleston style architecture with the enclosed end porch and walk up access to the 2nd floor sleeping quarters with a full bath and 2 bedrooms. The house was quickly remediated after Hurricane Florence maintaining it’s prominent location as an impressive historic riverfront home in the community. Amazing heart pine floors are still intact.
The attached cottage would make a wonderful in law suite, master bedroom ensuite, live/work apartment or BnB suite. The moldings remain, fireplace surrounds remain and original doors. This truly remarkable home is a one of a kind with details rarely seen in eastern NC. Pollocksville is a picturesque and quaint town within a short 20 minute drive to the charming town of New Bern, NC.


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