The Snuggs-Atkins House C. 1854 (Sold)

$217,500
Price
4
Bedrooms
1
Bath
2,221
Square Feet

Once in a lifetime opportunity to live in the Historic Village of Gold Hill

A time of opulence which recalls the grandeur of the first gold mining boom town; when the highlights for the prosperous Gold Hill residents included horse drawn carriages, parasols, and Grand Soirees. Even today you can experience and reminisce about such occasions with weekly live music and year-round events held in the Historic Village of Gold Hill including parades right up to the full-length covered plantation porch. Imagine strolling along the wooden sidewalks, lined with Victorian lamp posts, visiting antique and boutiques shops, dining at a local restaurant, ice cream shop, purchasing fresh flowers and seasonal produce while exploring the rich history amid the 70-acre park.

A unique vestige of the past, this Pre-Civil War residence reflects the pride of several generations of family ownership. Built in the tradition of a by-gone era this 2-story beauty amid 1.32ac in a magnificent English garden setting features high ceilings, original ship-lap walls, crystal, porcelain and jasper knobs, secret doors, multiple fireplaces, sun-drenched rooms, attached garage, and modern systems carefully integrated so as not to detract from the original architectural charm.  Approximately Total SF 2221 (+/-), with primary bedroom on the main floor, 3 additional rooms plus a large bonus area upstairs, 919SF no heat/air, closets as typical for age built. Seller had property fully insulated 1 year ago and added several storm windows adding additional insulation.

History of the House

History suggests the property was first associated with John C. Snuggs who was the Gold Hill Postmaster from September 1865 until July 1881. Mr. Snuggs also served in the Army as a Private.

The house served as both a post office and residence for Mr. Snuggs. The first floor of the house continued to be used as a post office well into the 20th century and also provided quarters for a shoe shop; the second floor was used for a school.

It was eventually acquired by Dr. B.T. Atkins (1877 – 1940) whose widow Dora Shaver Atkins, lived in it until the mid 1970’s.

Find out more about the rich history of Gold Hill, local merchants and weekly and annual events: https://historicgoldhill.org/

Gold Hill Preservation Society: https://ghhps.org/

Surrounding Area

Gold Hill is located approx. 14 miles southeast of Salisbury, NC on US Hwy 52. An easy hour drive from Charlotte or Greensboro and only 30 minutes from Salisbury, Asheboro, Albemarle & Concord. Educational site and historic tours.
Highly desired East Rowan School district includes Shive Elementary, CC Erwin Middle School and East Rowan High School.

We hold the key (an original skeleton key) to this historic treasure where you can return to a quieter and gentler time, offering a quality of life that only the past can provide.

Contact us today for a private tour of this rare historic home located in the Historic Gold Hill Village.

Bette M. Dixon, Red Door Realty & Associates

Direct Phone/Text:  (704)202-1002