Belhaven beauty: historic home on Main Street
Published 5:30 pm Thursday, July 8, 2021
Nestled along a quiet stretch of East Main Street, this historic home located in Belhaven features views of the Pungo River and highlights popular architectural styles of the early 20th century.
The home’s exterior features a cheery light blue paint job evocative of the sky on sunny summer days. A wraparound porch encompasses the entirety of the first floor of the front of the home and is screened in to protect occupants from the elements or pests like mosquitos and flies. Large hedges at the front of the home add a sense of privacy and provide an eye-catching display of curb appeal along with the well maintained grass and singular tree.
Around back, the home features a spacious fenced in yard with multiple established trees for the perfect amount of shade coverage.
Notes of the Colonial Revival architectural style are present both inside and outside the home, which rose in popularity during the late 1800s and continued through the 20th century. Popular accents of this architectural style include symmetrical facades, decorative pendants and a distinct gabled roofline. Colonial revival architecture was made popular during America’s centennial anniversary and is featured in residential and commercial buildings throughout Beaufort County ‘s multiple historic districts.
Built in 1900, this home features five spacious bedrooms and three full bathrooms with 2,656 square feet of living space across two stories. Historical touches have been preserved throughout the home, including the original hardwood floors which were carefully installed in eye-catching designs for a hint of elegance throughout the home.
The master bedroom suite is located on the first floor of the home, with the remaining four bedrooms being upstairs. All three bathrooms have been recently renovated and feature glass showers, ceramic tile and newly installed vanities.
In addition to the recently renovated bathrooms, the home has been remodeled with the prospect of being utilized as a bed and breakfast. These renovations included an updated kitchen with new matching appliances, a recently redone formal dining room and newly installed ceiling fans in each of the five bedrooms.
With its convenient location on East Main Street, this historic home has direct access to Belhaven’s waterfront along the Pungo River and the bustling downtown district with new shops and restaurants coming all the time. Known as the birthplace of the Intercoastal Waterway, Belhaven has plenty of southern charm and is the place to be for fishermen, kayakers and boating enthusiasts alike.