Historical Home Located on a 1.5 Acre Lot in Johnston County!
Originally built in 1837 and known as the Eli Turlington House, this 2 bedroom (possibly 3 bedroom), 1 bath house sits on 1.5 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. The entire property is fenced with dual entry gates and is surrounded by farmland on three sides; it sits atop a knoll and on a clear night the lights at McGee’s Crossroads are visible from the rocking chair front porch.
The interior of the home has some of the original aspects; interior stairs, doors, tobacco hanging bars and more. The house has approximately 2,039 square feet with 5 working fireplaces! All the fireplaces have been installed with concrete sleeves; the fireplace in the living room has a wood stove (installed 2016) and the one in the kitchen has a small cast iron cook stove (installed 2013). The central air system was installed in 2015 and the split-air unit for the second floor was installed in 2017.
The huge 17’ x 36’ master bedroom is located upstairs with original wood floors and walls. It includes a custom made California king bed made out of original house doors as the headboard. The closet was built using original barn wood that was removed and replaced on the barn. The kitchen includes 2 pantries, stainless steel appliances, and is large enough for a table. The original side porch was enclosed to create a mud/laundry room. There is a 3rd floor attic that could be converted into additional living space. The living room and downstairs bedroom have wood laminate, but the rest of the house has wood floors. New ceiling fans and lights have been installed throughout the house.
The exterior of the house includes a 20’ x 20’ covered/partially screened back porch, gutters around the house and the 2-car carport (new roof), paved driveway (installed 2016), and a custom-made iron railing for the front porch steps. There is also an outside dog water dish tied into the house water. An outside woodstove has been integrated into the central air vents of the house (installed 2012). Blown foam insulation was installed under the entire house in 2012. The roof was installed in 2016 and is Union Metal Roofing, MasterRib, with a 40-year warranty; new decking was also installed with a REPEL synthetic underlayment and heavy-duty covered head screw installation.
The two-story 40’ x 20’ barn includes a 20’ x 20’ fully electric workshop on the 1st floor. The second story of the barn is a 20’ x 20’ space that could be used as a mother-in-law suite. It has outside stair access, floor-to-ceiling windows, is insulated and heated/cooled by a split-air heat pump which was installed in 2016. There is also a 20’ x 20’ metal carport on one side of the barn; tied into the barn, paved, and secured into the pavement. The roof on the barn is Union Metal Galvalume and was installed in 2013 along with the siding; the front of barn is Hardiplank.
There is a handgun shooting range behind the barn with a 20’ x 20’ metal carport, paved, with a railroad tie backstop and secured into the pavement. This area would be great as an outdoor movie theater! A 10’ x 16’ storage shed is located on the property and is high-wind anchored into the ground.
The landscaping includes a 25’ LED lit flagpole, covered 12’ x 12’ firewood storage with a fire pit plus 70 rose bushes (50 knockout), willow tree, pecan trees, pear tree, blackberry bushes, blooming pear and crabapple trees, and various other shrubs and grasses. There is a small cemetery located at the back of the property. The home currently uses well water (2 deep wells are located on the property) and a septic system.
Utilities: County Water Available
1. BUYER'S PREMIUM: Real Estate: A 6% buyer’s premium will be added to the successful bidder's high bid and will be included in the total contract purchase price. Property will be sold subject to seller confirmation. Personal Property: A 13% “buyer’s premium” will be added to the successful bidder’s high bid and will be included in the total purchase price. A 3% discount will apply to all purchases made with cash or approved check.
2. CONDITIONS: The information contained on this website and all related auction materials are subject to the terms and conditions of the CONTRACT OF SALE. Buyer’s complete inspection of property is encouraged. Title X: Under Title X, the purchaser of a single family residence built prior to 1978 has a maximum of ten (10) days to conduct a risk assessment or inspection of the property for the presence of lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards.
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