Ruffin – Snipes Home, Historic Hillsborough, NC

  • $995,000
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320, West King Street, Historic District, Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina, 27278, United States
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320, West King Street, Historic District, Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina, 27278, United States
  • $995,000

Description

Peter Brown Ruffin House: This well preserved, two-story, side-gabled house dates to the 1820s. It is three bays wide and single pile with two two-story gabled rear ells. The house has beaded weatherboards and one-to-five common bond exterior brick chimneys. A six-panel door centered on the facade has a classical surround with fluted pilasters. It is sheltered by a full-width, hip-roofed porch supported by fluted columns, likely a mid-19th-century addition, that is accessed by brick steps at the front and wooden stairs at the right (east) end. There are flush wood sheathing and nine-over-nine wood sash windows on the first floor facade, nine-over-six windows on the second floor facade and four-over-four windows in the gables. The side elevations have six-over-six wood sash windows. At least one of the gabled rear ells was added c. 1840 and was constructed by local builder John Berry; it contains a handsome Federal-style stair typical of Berry’s work. There is a one-story, shed-roofed wing, perhaps an enclosed porch, to the right of the right rear ell. The original owner of the house is unknown; Peter Brown Ruffin owned the house in the 1840s and was responsible for the addition.

The current owners have lovingly improved and maintained this home in the Hillsborough Historic District. They have put in new central air conditioning and heating, a new upstairs full bathroom, new appliances in the kitchen and installed an automatic backup generator.  They have also built a greenhouse, made raised beds in the garden and added power and plumbing to the separate workshop.  They’ve also added a patio and refinished the driveway all while maintaining the house’s historic qualities.

Details

Property ID
439434
4
Bedrooms
1.2
Bathrooms
Square Footage
3179
Lot Size
1.14
Year Built
1770
Style
Colonial
Updated on November 15, 2022 at 4:12 pm

Address

  • Address 320, West King Street, Historic District, Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina, 27278, United States
  • City Hillsborough
  • State North Carolina
  • Zip/Postal Code 27278
  • Country United States

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