Restored historic home ready to welcome a new family

Published 2:36 pm Friday, February 19, 2021

“I love homes with a story,” said Maria Wilson, one of the two owners of Coldwell Banker Coastal Rivers Realty. 

The home located at 1308 N. Market St. certainly has one. Built in 1915 and owned by generations of the Roebuck family, the home has been completely renovated and restored by the previous owners. The home is 2,950 square feet and features two full baths and two half baths along with four spacious bedrooms, two living spaces, three fireplaces, and a completely renovated kitchen with new appliances. 

“Most of what you see are original features. The wood detailing in the back den is walnut,” Wilson said. “The closets are also cedar lined. It’s just stuff you don’t see anymore.”  

Renovations to this home were made with preservation in mind. Most of the leaded windows still remain along the front of the home to maintain a period-accurate look for the front of the home. The original heart of pine flooring has been refinished and it’s durable nature will ensure its survival for years to come. 

A unique feature of this home comes with the continued use of skeleton keys to lock the front and back doors. The bronze locks and door knobs are featured on several of the doors throughout the home and serve as reminders of the home’s history. 

While many of the original historic features have been preserved, the home has been completely updated to feature all the modern necessities. A new roof was installed along with a new sewer line and gutters. The inside and outside of the home were refreshed with a fresh paint job and the landscape is meticulously maintained to maximize curb appeal on this spacious corner lot.  

Its central location at the corner of North Market Street and West 13th Street means Historic Downtown Washington and the waterfront are only minutes away from your front porch. 

“This will be the perfect home for someone. It’s essentially a one story home with one bathroom and two bedrooms upstairs that would make great guest quarters,” Wilson said. “There’s also a room above the garage that would make a great carriage house. The only modifications needed to make that happen is installing a full bath upstairs. Plumbing can be run from the existing half bath in the garage so it would be an easy addition.” 

This historic home on Market Street is available through Coldwell Banker Coastal River Realty. If you are interested in the property or have any questions, contact real estate agent Maria Wilson at 252-945-3367.