Saturday, September 09, 2006

Holt House






This beautiful victorian mansion is located in North Carolina. It is in very original condition, and even has all of its original gas light fixtures (now converted to electric) it has been in the same family since 1905, and is now for sale. It needs restoration, but seems to be in remarkably good condition. It is about 4500 square feet on the first two floors. It sits on a picturesque 23 acres overlooking Haw River. it was originally built for Charles holt, the son of the governer of NC. It has 750 feet of river frontage. Several outbuildings, such as a barn, caretaker's house, carriage house, and chicken house are included. Those however, to my knowledge, are in considerably worse condition. It is a Barber house, and an impressive one at that. Barber was a famous mail-order architect. This place truly is a grand old dame.

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