The Smith Whitford Ward House in the charming Historic District of Downtown New Bern is designated on the NATIONAL REGISTER of HISTORIC PLACES and Plaque'd as such. Located on a UNIQUE corner lot also facing Change St is a short block from the Beautifully Wide Neuse Riverfront Park. Built in 1772, it exhibits excellent Georgian Style Architecture. Modified in 1882 w/Victorian styling included the addition of the side porch w/French doors. The rear section, housing kitchen and baths, was added around the turn of the LAST Century. Home boasts 8 remarkable fireplaces & showplace mantles, beautiful carved cornices, chair rails and moldings. There is heart pine flooring throughout the entire home. Kitchen cabinets are also beautiful heart pine. Most of the home has original plaster walls and, after Florence the kitchen was rebuilt with new appliances. Entering; find a Large Formal Foyer/Hallway that has two huge rooms flanking Each side: Two Parlors, Formal Dining Room & a Master Bedroom w/2 closets & a bath. At the rear, the hallway spills on to a cozy rear screened porch that overlooks a rather large yard & a detached workshop w/Triple carport. The upstairs is a duplicate copy of the 1st level w/ 4 more bedrooms, 2 baths & a Recreational Room. These two vast levels of living spaces are enhanced when you travel up to the top of the winding staircase & you'll find the Attic to beat all Attics! Finish it off with up to three more heated rooms or just use it for storage.Historical Bonus' are the two Original New Bern City Lamp Posts on either side of the house which were originally gas lights! Conveying with the home are two antique wardrobes upstairs, two full length Classical mirrors in the formal rooms down stairs, window treatments & all the fireplace tools; andirons & buffers, etc. NOTE: The fireplaces were plumbed for natural gas, but never used. SOLD AS IS.
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