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Thursday, October 8, 2015

1893 Queen Anne Victorian (George F Barber) - Hertford, NC

4 Beds; 5 Baths; 3143 Sq.Ft.
107 E Grubb St. Hertford, NC 27944
.22 Acres
Built: 1893

Realtor Blurb:

This notable Victorian home, on a corner lot in the heart of downtown Hertford, was designed by George Barber, one of the most prolific Victorian architects of all time. Affectionately known to locals as the "cupcake house" for its many incredible stained glass windows, the property underwent a complete, extensive renovation between 2007-2011. A welcoming foyer and grand stair invite you into this 4 bedroom, 5 bath home. The formal living room features a beautiful picture window and a fireplace surround of original Trenton tile, just one of four fireplaces downstairs. Pocket doors separate the living room from the large formal dining room. An incredible kitchen has been created out of what was once 3 separate rooms, and really is the heart of this gracious home. A large center island houses a 6 burner range, and three sinks and ample counter and cabinet space will suit the most serious of cooks. The kitchen includes a wet bar, walk-in pantry, an eat-in dining area, and a cozy den highlighted by handsome built-ins surrounding a fireplace. A downstairs den has a full bath, and can easily serve as a first floor bedroom. Upstairs, there are 3 bedrooms, each with private bath, and a second story porch that boasts a lovely view of the Perquimans River and delightful breezes. The third floor has been finished into a spacious bedroom suite, with a home theatre area and a full bath. A detached one car garage has unfinished space above, ideal for storage or easily converted into office or studio space. A historic home with all new wiring, plumbing, HVAC and roof is a rare find. Enjoy the character and charm of a historic home with the conveniences and efficiency of modern construction in the heart of Historic Hertford!

My Notes: YES, please! *faints* LOVE. The staircase; the newel posts. The double entrance stained glass doors. The circle window with stained glass side panels. The fireplace surrounds.The kitchen; tastefully done. The stained glass on the CLOSET door on the second level.  Oh, my goodness. Just exquisite. Beautifully kept. Mentioned in the NRHP paper here as the Matthew H. White house; and also here. Both screencapped below.


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