To Be Moved
Enfield, North Carolina $9,000
Approximate square footage: 3000
Contact: Robert Parrott
Built in the 1820 -30’s by Samuel Warren Branch, Branch Grove is a well preserved Federal style tripartite house with an older Georgian style house attached to the rear corner. Located roughly two miles outside of Enfield, Branch Grove was the birthplace of Alpheus Branch, founder of Branch Banking and Trust.
An unusual blend of Federal and Georgian styles, Branch Grove is ideal for a buyer interested in restoring a house that is truly unique. An excellent example of the plantation homes favored by Warren – Halifax county planters in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, Branch Grove offers well-preserved accents and details that reflect the skill and craftsmanship particular to architecture of its time period. Original heart pine flooring survives throughout the house, as well as wainscoting, the staircase and newel post, and the majority of the paneled doors.
While the exterior of the house appears modest, Branch Grove retains the elegance and simplicity that characterize plantation homes. In addition to the high-quality wood and detail work the house has an attractive floor plan and large rooms that offer a number of options for restoration. The house will require extensive rehabilitation, including new baths and kitchen, installation of all mechanical systems, a new foundation and chimneys, and cosmetic repairs.
Branch Grove must be moved to avoid demolition, and we have identified some potential parcels for the relocation. PNC requires that the house remain as close as possible to its original setting.
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Financial Incentives: Branch Grove is not currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places but may be eligible for listing. If listed, it would become eligible for tax credits. In North Carolina, state income tax credits are available for the certified rehabilitation of historic homes that are individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places or are located in a National Register Historic District. For the rehabilitation of such owner occupied homes (non-income producing properties), a 30% state tax credit is available. For more information on Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits, call us at 919-832-3652 or online at www.PreservationNC.org. You may also contact the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office at 919-733-6547 or at www.hpo.dcr.state.nc.us.
Branch Grove is located in Halifax County 2.2 miles northeast of Enfield. Halifax County, designated in 1759, is one of the oldest counties in North Carolina with a rich history dating back to the earliest days of European settlement of North America. Over the years Halifax County has provided North Carolina with more leaders – governors, congressmen, generals – than any other county in the state. Enfield, located in the south central area of the county, is a quintessential small Southern town with just over two thousand residents. Minutes from I-95, and only a short drive from the NC coast, Enfield offers a variety of recreational pursuits as well as easy access to industrial and corporate centers. For more information about Halifax county or the town of Enfield visit www.halifaxnc.com, www.enfieldnorthcarolina.com, and/or www.halifax.sgarner349.com .
Preservation North Carolina is a statewide, private, non-profit membership organization that protects and promotes the architectural heritage of North Carolina. Through its Endangered Properties Program it acquires and sells endangered historic buildings. Preservation North Carolina sells all properties with protective covenants and a rehabilitation agreement to ensure that the historic buildings will be renovated and that they will be protected from demolition and unsympathetic changes in the years to come. For samples of these legal documents contact Preservation North Carolina at: www.PreservationNC.org or by phone 919-832-3652
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