Active

320 N Lord Street

Southport NC, 28461

$894,500


$637.11 per sqft

Active

3 Beds

2 Baths

1,404 sqft

Residential

Built in 1889

The Swasey Cottage sits on .37 of an acre, and with its rich historical significance dating back to circa 1889, it stands as a remarkable testament to Southport's past. Built by Dr. Oliver Swasey, a prominent figure in the post-Civil War era, this cottage bears witness to the early mercantile, railroad, and real estate endeavors that shaped the town's development. Among the few remaining structures from that time, the Swasey Cottage stands as a unique piece of history. Careful preservation efforts have maintained many original features, including the distinctive front doors leading to the living room and medical office, as well as the original gables reflecting the antebellum roofline. The property's inclusion in the Original 100 Lots in the Historic District of Southport further underscores its historical significance. In addition to the main cottage, the detached 1-bedroom ''Store'' Cottage adds to the property's charm, having once served as a general store before being relocated to its current position on Lord St. Both cottages hold non-conforming use permits for Airbnb operations, providing a unique opportunity for investment while preserving their historical integrity.
Beyond its historical allure, the Swasey Cottage offers a prime location within walking distance of Southport's vibrant downtown, with its array of restaurants, marina, art galleries, parks, and more. Residents and visitors alike can enjoy the quaint ambiance of the town, from its shaded streets adorned with live oak trees to the picturesque riverfront sunsets. Southport itself boasts a storied past, having received national recognition as one of the ''Happiest Seaside Towns in America'' and serving as the backdrop for films such as ''Safe Haven'' by Nicholas Sparks. Its small-town charm, coupled with its rich history, makes it a true gem of the South. As stewards of this historical treasure, it is imperative to value and protect the remarkable legacy of the Swasey Cottage. By Appointment Only. Airbnb Links

"The Swasey Cottage, Circa 1889, in Southport NC"
Entire cottage in Southport, North Carolina
4 guests 2 bedrooms 3 beds/1 bath
Rated 4.69 out of 5 stars (429 reviews)
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/33219810?adults=1&children=0&enable_m3_private_room=true&infants=0&pets=0&search_mode=regular_search&check_in=2024-07-08&check_out=2024-07-13&source_impression_id=p3_1720466341_P37eubklYyhZtDtj&previous_page_section_name=1000&federated_search_id=387b6dec-c349-4db0-96a8-964150bdcb6e

"The Historic Backdoor Cottage in Southport, NC"
Entire cottage in Southport, North Carolina
2 guests/1 bedroom 1 bed/1 bath
SuperHost (with 94 Reviews)
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/39002728?adults=1&children=0&enable_m3_private_room=true&infants=0&pets=0&search_mode=regular_search&check_in=2024-07-28&check_out=2024-08-02&source_impression_id=p3_1720466113_P36tr7zb7GcJnOoR&previous_page_section_name=1000&federated_search_id=a7ad424c-f47a-4e08-b7ca-58c4c946fdce

100431622

MLS ID

March 7, 2024

Listed

July 13, 2024

Updated

Map

320 N Lord Street
Southport NC, 28461

Interior Features

Total Stories

1


Bedrooms

3


Total Bathrooms

2


Full Bathrooms

2


Interior Features

Master Downstairs, Walk-in Shower


Appliances

Washer, Stove/Oven - Electric, Refrigerator, Dryer, Cooktop - Electric


Laundry Description

In Kitchen


Floor Description

Carpet, Laminate, Tile, Wood


Fireplace

No


Fireplace Description

None


Cooling

Yes


Cooling Description

Central Air, Wall/Window Unit(s)


Heating

Yes


Heating Description

Other-See Remarks, Propane

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size

0.37 Acres


Exterior Features

None


Lot Features

Corner Lot


Architectual Style

Historic Home


Roof

Metal


Sewer

Municipal Sewer

School Information

School District

Brunswick County Schools

Other Property Details

Taxes

$3,628


Tax Frequency

Annually


Days on Market

124


Association Amenities

No Amenities


Garage

No


Parking

On Site


Parking Total

0


View

No


County

Brunswick


Water Source

Municipal Water


Pool

No


Zoning

HISTORIC

Listing History

Date

Event

Price

6/10/2024

Price Change

$894,500

-6%

Courtesy of Southport Realty, Inc. with Katherine Wooten,
Listing Contact: 910-620-8962 

 

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