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The Tale of This $799K North Carolina Home Begins With a Journey to the Waterfront


A historic waterfront retreat on the East Coast is making a splash.

The five-bedroom charmer in Edenton, NC, is one of the oldest homes in the area, and it just hit the market for $799,000.

“It’s a wonderful example of an 18th-century gambrel roof house,” says listing agent Maryscott Haigler. “Likely built between 1775 and 1800, it was originally a one-and-a-half story, hall-parlor dwelling with a three-bay façade, with a fourth likely added a generation later.”

Relocated and remodeled

But probably the most fascinating bit of this home’s long history is the fact that it wasn’t always located on its current 1-acre lot.

Originally built on farmland 12 miles away, the home was moved in 1972 and then expanded.

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Main entryway

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Kitchen

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Main living room

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Water views from the living room and porch

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One of five bedrooms

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Private backyard pier

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“Each owner has honored its history with updates,” Haigler says. “It feels very much true to its roots, with the conveniences of modern construction.”

Some of these conveniences include recent kitchen and bathroom updates, as well as ​​a pier and covered boat lift with access to the open waters of the Albemarle Sound.

“It’s a sailor’s paradise, with easily navigable waters that are ideal for fishing, swimming, and water sports,” says Haigler.

But it isn’t just the proximity of the beautiful Albemarle Sound that makes this property so appealing.

The historical architecture of the home evokes Colonial Edenton. The 3,000-square-foot layout includes formal living and dining rooms, five bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and a large fireplace.

“The property is approximately one hour south of Chesapeake, VA, two hours from Raleigh, NC, and four hours from Washington, DC,” Haigler says.

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“Edenton was the first capital of Colonial North Carolina and remains an active, quaint village reminiscent of yesteryear’s small-town America.”



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