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Fixer-Upper: Lumber Bridge Queen Anne

Fixer-Upper: Lumber Bridge Queen Anne

by Teresa Iafolla

Hidden away in Lumber Bridge, North Carolina, this old-time beauty is just begging to be fixed up! And at only $150,000, it’s the steal you’ve been waiting for.
Those gorgeous Queen Anne touches (look at that porch!) just need a little TLC to really shine. And with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, and over 2 acres of verdant landscape, you have plenty of room to work your transformation.

While there’s no built date on record, I’d put this fixer at around the turn of the 20th century based on the Queen Anne-style. I’d love to scoop this one up, with that never-ending wrap-around porch, the stained glass accents everywhere, that window-lit turret… Imagine sitting on a rocker on that front porch, sipping sweet tea, and admiring you’re newly restored southern oasis! And no one but the crickets there to bother you. With 2 connected lots on over 2+ acres, you’ll have plenty of peace and quiet.
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Check out that lovely balcony up top – all the better to take in the surrounding greenery.
 
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Imagine this foyer lit up by chandelier light, sparkling off those stained glass accents atop every doorway! Grand living indeed…
 
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Here’s a close-up of that stained glass. I can’t get enough!
 
Next, step into the parlor and take in those full-length windows, crown moulding everywhere, and a beautiful ornate fireplace. With a fresh coat of paint and a few translucent curtains, this room would shine with natural light!
 
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Next, step into the parlor and take in those full-length windows, crown moulding everywhere, and a beautiful ornate fireplace. With a fresh coat of paint and a few translucent curtains, this room would shine with natural light!
 
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So many fireplaces! There seem to be fireplaces in almost every room – most with lovely decorative details, like these ionic columns.
And to the right – a beautiful built-in cabinet with glass doors. Show off your collection of antique books up top, stash more practical household goods at the bottom.
 
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Another stunning fireplace framed by crown moulding. There’s no such thing as too many fireplaces, am I right?
 
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This hardwood staircase is calling out for a refinish, and maybe a ride or two down it’s long, sweeping banister.
 
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Dark hardwood floors connect the top-floor bedrooms, ending at another stain glass adorned doorway. This one leads out to that top floor balcony! Get ready to step out and start your serenade.
 
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The perfect top-floor lounge corner. Stick a comfy loveseat, or a sophisticated chaise lounge, and curl up in the sunbeams from that beautiful half-moon window.
 
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Two more lovely bedrooms (above and below) with elegant fireplaces. I’d love to hang a painting in that space between the mantles.
 
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Step out the back into a lush, green backyard. Plenty of space for the avid gardener or the backyard games-enthusiast.
 
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And tall, old trees to give you some shade during the hot Carolina summers.
 
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The final touch – there’s a huge metal workshop out back! Perfect for storing all your household and restoration tools, and converting into a studio workspace when you’re done.
 
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Ready to adopt this house and make it a home? Check out the full listing on Zillow!
 
 
 
 
LeonaAUTHOR TERESA IAFOLLA
A contributor to the CIRCA blog, Teresa has been captivated by old, character-rich houses since she was little. Growing up in the cookie-cutter suburbs of Montgomery County, Maryland, she dreamed of one day calling a quirky, old Victorian “home,” often pouring over house plans and blueprints from the local hardware store. Chasing that fondness for all things steeped in history, Teresa attended college at William & Mary, the second-oldest college in the U.S., based in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. After graduating with a degree in English Literature and Psychology, she moved into a restored Baltimore row home, circa 1830. Currently, Teresa lives in San Francisco and spends her days ogling the colorful Victorian Italianates that line her Mission neighborhood.

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