Continuing the house hunting series, we venture out to horse country. There is a large equestrian community in the Southern Pines area existing in the beautiful fields and pastures that surround the downtown area. It’s beautiful land and an equally beautiful view outside your window.
On this particular day we toured a property on Camp Easter Road. The house was appealing to me because of the beautiful property that the house sits on and the proximity to downtown Southern Pines but still feeling as though you lived in the country.
Some Fun Facts:
- Built in 1920
- 6+ acres
- 1,000 square foot guest cottage
- detached garage
- a sprawling 4200 single level brick house
- large photography studio
- officially a 3 bedroom
Before we begin with the photos I have to tell you that you basically need to start over with this house. It is a total renovation, it basically needs everything. Some of the bedrooms can stay where they are but most of the house needs a new layout. The asking price is…wait for it…$489,000. Let’s look at what we get for almost 500K, prepare to be astonished.
Long driveway and buffer from the road, I love a long driveway
Some of the side yard, looks like some old overgrown brick hardscaping,
this is the main entrance to the house,
you can see the relationship of the garage to the house,
there were two of these cool lamp posts on the property, I think they are original
And welcome…to the land of the darkest paneling you’ve ever seen,
to your left you would be looking through a window that was originally the outside of the house,
walking through the living room you pass by this nook that almost appears to be a foyer but its not,
continuing on through to what appears to be a den or a library, also could be a 3rd bedroom I guess
if you continue around the house you get to this big sunroom addition added sometime in the 1990s, there is a partial kitchen in here for entertaining. I think this is where the kitchen should be moved to if the house was remodeled.
Walking through to another added sunroom, judging by the wood paneling it was added some time in the 1970s,
Once you get through all of the sunrooms you arrive in the master bedroom which is huge,
This is the master bath complete with avocado green cultured marble,
Still in the master bath,
This is some sort of media room,
Central hallway leading from master around to a 2nd large bedroom with its own bathroom,
welcome to the kitchen that hasn’t been touched since the 1970s,
this is the breakfast area,
a very raw laundry/mudroom area off the kitchen,
and to round out our tour we arrive in a utility room off the mudroom complete with exposed electrical wiring
I’m sure you agree that the sellers need a reality check here and even their agent recognizes that. Its really disappointing to see the house in this condition with this price tag. I’m confident that I could transform this house but I simply don’t have the dough to do it. Considering the price tag and the condition this house is not a possibility for us–so we’ll keep looking.
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