166 Carr Avenue

Rocky Point NC, 28457


1919. It was a year of big changes in the US. This farmhouse was built during the same time that prohibition was approved and women were granted the right to vote. If these walls could talk, they would boast about the craftsmanship it takes for a home to stand so proudly, for over a century. In the heart of Rocky Point, the historic home looks like a storybook come to life. A two story farmhouse with a turquoise front door is perched atop sprawling green lawn, the one acre property draped in shade from the canopy of trees. The mature trees grant both privacy and beauty on the oldest street in Rocky Point. A full length, covered front porch is begging for a jug of sweet tea, wooden rockers, and laughing friends. Your favorite spot is bound to be the porch swing hanging from the ceiling. Everything about this home is just charming. You can feel the incredible history of it before you even walk through the front doors. At 101 years old, this is the house people are talking about when they say ''they just don't make 'em like this anymore.'' Intricate tongue and groove ceiling details set the tone. Starting with the hanging lantern in the spacious entryway, all the little details point to history. Original hardwood floors span the entire residence, including upstairs under the newer carpet. The entryway is spacious enough to fit a hall-tree to store shoes and jackets. A lantern style pendant hangs from the white wood ceiling. To one side is the staircase and on the other is the sweetest sitting room. The living room features soft blue-grey walls, oversized windows, a planked ceiling, and crown molding. A vintage white-washed brick fireplace and intricate mantle make a gorgeous focal point. Through the glass french doors is a spectacular dining room with custom shelving surrounding the massive double windows. It's very on trend with today's open shelving and farmhouse dish-storage styles. A simple chandelier keeps the room from being busy and dark wood crown molding give it a more formal appeal. A kitchen pass-through window makes it easy to serve guests, while keeping a nice separation between rooms. The kitchen is really special, with original red brick floors, accented by stylish cabinets. True turquoise and deep grey cabinets bring modern style to the room, and the wooden counter tops complete the dreamy farmhouse vibes. There's a surprising amount a counter space for a home of this age, and ample elbow room to cook with the family. A bonus cabinet and counter is tucked in the very back of the kitchen, perfect for a Kitchen-Aid mixer and coffee station, or even a little desk. There is a long open space that comes off the kitchen, in front of the sliding glass doors. It's just enough space to allow the other rooms to be more versatile. You could make it a breakfast nook, a narrow dining room (and make the other dining room into an office, playroom, or second living room), a rolling kitchen island, kids play area (perfect way to keep an eye on the kids while cooking), a kids table, or anything else you could dream up. It boasts beautiful views to the pool out back and beadboard style wainscoting. A full bathroom with matching wainscoting is just on the other side, for easy access to guests and swimmers. Back through the long hallway in the front is the Marl Room (bedroom #1, named for the history behind Rocky Point's town name). The Marl Room is sweet and cozy with a bright window and built-in shelving. The other 3 bedrooms are located upstairs. Newer carpet makes a soft padding atop original hardwood floors. The Limestone Room (bedroom #2, named for the famous Rocky Point rocks) features tons of windows and soft blue paint. Make it a bedroom, office, playroom, or game room. The Mill Room (bedroom #3, named for the many historic mills in RP) is light and bright with double windows on one wall, a tall window on the other, tall baseboards, and simple crown molding. You will love the incredibly spacious River Room (bedroom #4), with two massive windows on separate walls, allowing tons of natural light and a breezy feel. The 2nd bathroom is also located upstairs. It's a full bathroom well located for all the bedrooms. A good sized laundry room is perfectly situated near most of the bedrooms on the second floor as well. One of the many jewels of this home is the backyard. It features a sparkling in-ground swimming pool, huge deck, and fenced in backyard. This home is an entertainers dream with space to play football, splash, garden, and love the outdoors. The garage is separate, as automobiles hadn't made their way to Rocky Point when this home was built. It is completely wired with separate water and electricity so your options are really endless. Rocky Point was named by ear


Listing TypeFor Sale
Days On Site71


Bath(s) 2 Total
SQ Feet2,130

Additional Information

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Area Information
CityRocky Point
Zip Code28457
Community NameNot In Subdivision
Elementary SchoolRocky Point
Middle SchoolCape Fear
High SchoolHeide Trask
Listing VS Median (in Not In Subdivision)
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100% of Average
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65.164319248826% of Average
$ / SqFt:
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91.21859142464% of Average
On Site:
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100% of Average
Listing Updated: December 3, 2020 8:56:13 PM PST
Ronel Austin LogoMLS Number: 100238214
Listing Provided By:
Ronel Austin  of  Coastal Realty Associates LLC
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