The Palmer-Tisdale House

  • $695,000
520, New Street, Craven Terrace, New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, 28560, United States
Featured For Sale National Register of Historic Places

The Palmer-Tisdale House

520, New Street, Craven Terrace, New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, 28560, United States
  • $695,000


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Live somewhere where history comes alive! This 1767 circa home is situated in the heart of the historic district of New Bern. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Palmer-Tisdale House offers historic charm that is unique to its era. Enter through the front and be greeted by the elegance of the grand hall w/ its original archway, crown molding and original wainscoting. Federal style fireplaces adorn every room and original heart pine flooring runs throughout. The basement, which adds 800 sq ft of heated/AC space, features restored 18th century kitchen w/ brick floor and large colonial era cooking fireplace and brick oven. Enjoy a glass of wine or hosting dinner in this warm cozy setting. On the first floor, enjoy the updated kitchen adorned w/ new granite countertops and stone backsplash and a powder room for you and your guests. Enjoy your morning coffee in the breakfast room adjacent to the kitchen. When you are ready to entertain, guests can be received in the elegant front parlor which connects to a grand formal dining room for hosting dinner parties. Upstairs, you’ll find three recently updated bathrooms and three spacious bedrooms, each w/ its own fireplace and historic mantel. The master bathroom w/ its oversized walk-in shower and new dual vanity provides the perfect retreat to relax and unwind. The updated master suite also offers a custom walk-in closet. Throughout the entire house, you’ll find windows which bring natural light into every room. Outside, sit on the covered back porch or brick patio, to enjoy the newly landscaped yard which adds to the elegance of this magnificent property. The roof w/ its standing-seam historic design was painted in 2020. The driveway was remodeled in 2021 and offers plenty of off-street parking.

The charming downtown Historic District offers homes varying from cozy cottages to imposing three-story waterfront manors dating from the 1750s. Many Federal and Georgian-style homes fill the tree-lined streets. Homes in the district have restrictive agreements with the New Bern Preservation Foundation to protect their architectural integrity. The downtown area provides a scenic place to shop, stroll and in for both residents and visitors. The downtown district thrives of its small-town charm and timeless appeal. Be sure to stop by the Tryon Palace, the home of the first Governor of North Carolina and the North Carolina History Center or check out the sunset at Union Point Park.

The property did not sustain any damage in Hurricane Florence and is not in a flood zone. This is a rare opportunity to own a stately home w/ such a rich heritage. Call today to schedule a private showing.


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  • Address 520, New Street, Craven Terrace, New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, 28560, United States
  • City New Bern
  • State North Carolina
  • Zip/Postal Code 28560

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Drake Bratton
  • Drake Bratton
  • Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage
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