Steeped in history, rich in glorious details, this 1815 home known as the Thomas Jerkins home offers beautiful spaces from the impressive foyer and beyond. Original features have been meticulously preserved over the years, The first floor has an efficiency bedroom suite complete with it’s own bath. This home is one of New Bern’s significant contributing historic structures. The current owners have spent countless hours planning and coordinating a structural rehabilitation from the roof to the basement to ensure that generations that follow will enjoy this home and all it’s historic glory. If you are a fan of large front porches then pull up a rocking chair because you will not be disappointed.
The center hall architectural design makes the most of the side rooms in size with large windows/doors and high ceilings. A perfect combination for lots of light. This home was considered a mansion in it’s day and could very well fill that definition again. As you stroll through the home you can imagine the uses the 5 bedrooms on the 2nd floor could fill. A special treat is the 2nd floor veranda that you reach from a primary bedroom where you feel in the treetops overlooking the world below. The back of first floor showcases an enclosed mudroom, a breakfast nook, formal dining and a repurposed updated kitchen. From the breakfast room there is a stairwell for 2nd floor access for convenience and another stairwell with access to the basement. From the kitchen and the mudroom you can exit the back of the house to the backyard and detached brick garage. This is one of the largest lots downtown and has room for a pool, a guest house, etc. This is the 2nd time in 57 years this house has been opened to the public. If walls could talk.. A gem of a home!
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Updated on September 7, 2023 at 1:00 pm