Durham, North Carolina

Price: $39,000

Contact: Preservation Durham, 919-682-3036

In the early 1900s, John Evans made a name for himself heading up a local orphanage known as the Durham Children's Home. But John was also lauded for his prowess with the hammer and nail. Not only did he build this enchanting Gothic Revival for his family in 1910, he also constructed most of the adjacent late Victorian-era bungalows in this East Durham neighborhood, which one local refers to as "the place where everybody's grandparents lived." Preservation Durham, which now owns the house, is hoping someone will take advantage of North Carolina's generous 30-percent Historic Rehabilitation Tax credits to buy the place, re-plaster its walls, restore its original windows, and whitewash the weathered picket fence.
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