Posted on December 18, 2020 Updated on December 19, 2020
Another Gingerbread House submission. I walk past this house every day. It’s nice to see these historical homes being restored. We had another house jacked up on on stilts 18 months ago while the foundation was repaired. ~Vic
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Amazing how they can lift a house like this, especially an old house. Just incredible!
When I saw the other house way up in the air, I was amazed. I’m also amazed at those folks that make a living moving intact houses from one place to the other, navigating power lines, bridges, weather, narrow roads & traffic.
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That last one looks very precarious.
It does! I have no desire to walk underneath.
It’s so nice people are saving these homes instead of tearing them down.
I agree. In a town like this, with all of its history, there is money coming from somewhere to assist. The Colonial Inn has re-opened for the first time in over 20 years.
We are seeing lots and lots of people moving here. I helped a lady get into town yesterday, from Florida. She just moved out here by us and was lost.
I wonder what made her leave Florida.
I don’t know. I didn’t have time to ask her.
Is the city restoring the houses or private residents? That is awesome.
That is a very good question. And, I have no idea. It’s possible that it is a joint venture. A large group of the homes in this town are on the National Register. There could be some outside financial assistance. The other side is, many who move here are rich folks with money. A house diagonal from us, on the river side, was listed for sale three years ago at 1.5 million. It sat for a while and finally sold for $625,000. A couple that are tied to Duke Hospital moved in with three kids. Interracial couple. When I was working for the handyman guy, he did some work for them. They had more money than sense. They wanted things that didn’t pair well with the structure of their old house and remodeling historic homes comes with problems…integrity of frame AND historical issues. John struggled to get them to understand. To be so educated, they were extremely ignorant.
I couldn’t live in a place where you can’t have a pink flamingo…not that I want one…but I would not like it…BUT
Historical is a different story….yes you have to keep it right period or you lose that feel…so I totally get that.
As many artists as there are around here, a pink flamingo in the yard would be welcomed here. It’s an historical town but, eclectic as well.
That is cool. You know the places I’m talking about.
Oh, yeah. The HOA Nazis. There are some historical Nazis here but, it is house & tree related. They don’t mind decorations nor do they seem to have a problem if you don’t mow much. There are a lot of gardeners and folks like to let nature grow. Hell, I’d rather see wild violets & dandelions than a manicured lawn with chemicals.
Yea me also…I understand if you put a pig farm in the front yard but some of those restrictions…I would do it just to piss them off.
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