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William E. Coker House

The William E. Coker House, Chapel Hill – c. 1908 The William C. Coker House is distinguished by its unique history and extraordinary setting. The house and its notable gardens testify to the complimentary functions of architecture and gardening and … Continue reading

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Moore-Gwyn-Ewalt House (WITHDRAWN FROM MARKET)

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One of the most distinctive historic homes currently represented by NC Estates and Diane Lea is the Moore-Gwyn-Ewalt House. (WITHDRAWN FROM MARKET) Constructed around 1790 for Samuel Moore, a successful tobacco planter, the Moore-Gwyn -Ewalt House near Yanceyville, North Carolina, … Continue reading

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Shady Oaks in Warrenton (SOLD)

(SOLD) $295,000 Shady Oaks, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a notable example of the refined homes built in North Carolina’s Roanoke Valley in the post-Revolutionary period. Its tripartite style is elegant and livable, and the exterior … Continue reading

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Nash House (SOLD)

Designed by Arthur C. Nash, the architect responsible for many of the UNC – Chapel Hill South Campus buildings and the campus plan of the 1920s, this residence was constructed as the architect’s own home. The setting is as compelling … Continue reading

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James Malone House (SOLD)

The James Malone House, constructed in 1861 on the main street of historic Leasburg for a prominent Caswell County farmer, is a rare example of the craftsmanship of Thomas Day. The James Malone House was constructed at the end of … Continue reading

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Durham County Historic – Hardscrabble (SOLD)

$760,000. Hardscrabble, a remarkable 18th century National Register property and Local Historic Landmark, is described in the National Register report as “one of the most architecturally interesting houses in the North Carolina Piedmont region.” Download the property PDF here! Download … Continue reading

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Ashe House in Historic Hillsborough, NC (SOLD)

Listed among the contributing structures of Historic Hillsborough’s 1973 National Register of Historic Places nomination, The Ashe House has both compelling architecture and a romantic history. Built for the family of Samuel Ashe, Governor of North Carolina, 1795–1798, the home … Continue reading

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Ballance House, Hatteras Village, NC (SOLD)

(SOLD) The Ellsworth and Lovie Ballance House located on a scenic lot overhung with the branches of mature live oak trees and overlooking a pond, is one of only four homes remaining from the early days of Hatteras Village. Constructed … Continue reading

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Burleigh Plantation

(SOLD 2012!) Burleigh Plantation is historically and architecturally among the most significant properties in the Piedmont. Built circa 1840 for Thomas Jeffreys McGehee, scion of a prominent North Carolina family, the house features the work of acclaimed free African–American craftsman … Continue reading

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Snapshots of Old Chapel Hill, Historic Homes Located in the Franklin-Rosemary Chapel Hill NC Historic District

The Woolen-Roberts-Welsh House (ca. 1935) 517 Hooper Lane Chapel Hill, NC Often the homes that come to mind when I look back on a career spent marketing historic properties with North Carolina Estates, Inc., are those with particularly memorable owners.  … Continue reading

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