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HISTORICAL 1907 POST VICTORIAN HOME
Built by renown Master Carpenter, John Eckard,
near the Historical 'UP' Downtown District - 'Kenworth Division'
Award Winning Residential Renovation/Restoration
This home (The John Eckard House) was awarded the 2012 City of Hickory Beautification Award for "Outstanding effort in crafting, developing, and or maintaining a beautiful property either through landscaping or renovations/restorations to a building."
Innovative Victorian Design Home
Foyer, Dining Curios, Mantles, Banker's Door, Crown Molding
Hand Built for large family home.
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5-6 Bed / 2 Bath – Pantry, Washroom, Large Southern Style Porch. Over 2600 square feet on .6 acre double lot near historical residential area known as Kenworth.
Innovative Design - Hand Built Home: Foyer, Formal Dining Room, Dining Curios, Mantles, Banker's Door, Parlor Extraordinaire, Ball and Claw Bath Tub, Utility Room and Pantry, Wall Panels, Crown Molding, Natural Wood Bead Board, Beautiful Yard, Window Awnings, Mature Landscaping and more!
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2012 Award Winning Residential Renovation/Restoration
"Your Home is your Castle!"
This home was built and designed in 1907 by John Eckard, a well known master carpenter who helped build many of Hickory's earlier homes and buildings. He lived there with his wife and they had children. He used the home as his home office. The home can still be used as a Professional Small Business if the business meets the criteria as set forth by the City of Hickory.
The excerpt below comes from “ From Tavern to Town, Revisited: An Architectural History of Hickory, North Carolina.” This edition was written by Albert Keiser, Jr. and Angela May, in 2004.
“From Tavern to Town, Revisited:” Kenworth
“John Eckard (1873-1920), a carpenter, built this house around 1907 as his own residence. It is a one-and-one-half-story frame cottage with a hipped and gabled roof, a central hipped dormer, and single, paired, and tripled Tuscan posts set atop concrete plinths that front a raised porch with a plain balustrade. Later residents of this house were John A. Eckard’s daughter, Catherine Eckard Watts, and her husband, John Warren Watts (1906-1976). Watts, who worked for the Southern Railway for 55 years, rose from being a laborer on a construction crew to the position of yard conductor. For twenty years, Watts served as a member of the Hickory city council.”
After John Eckard passed away and the children moved on the house set vacant until I found it and fell in love with it. During this time, I was choosing homes of value and elegance to renovate – this home is a real family home. The dining room is large, the kitchen was designed by Bobby Crouch of Crouch Lumber Company of Hickory and is perfect for layout with great cabinets and lots of windows; it has an adjoining pantry and washroom (see floor pans by clicking the thumbnail [not to scale] for basic layout).
Affordable housing in these days may be abundant, but a home of this stature is rare. The neighborhood is quaint and is in walking distance to Historical Downtown Hickory.
Please click this thumbnail to enlarge scan of original spec sheet of the home as it was viewed after complete renovation in 2000. Shows facts about the home, from real estate and appraiser. Of course the home has aged now, and has gone through some changes since then. It is still the beautiful home that it was & will always be; a classic.
The neighborhood is very well situated and close to all major routes and interstates. There are schools, hospitals and major shopping areas nearby.
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Please look at the photographs, there are more rooms than are shown here, but these photos give a you an idea of the type of home it is. The red mahogany stain colored woodwork is absolutely beautiful, and well, just lovely. The home had a new air conditioner, heating furnace, water tank, roofing, plumbing, electrical and more; everything was updated by 2001( I continued to work on the wood and lived there while the family stayed in it) to modern standards and passed code. It was insured as a new home as the renovation was so complete. Here is a thumbnail of the rental appraisal at this time with other comps; the Subject Home and the first two other Comps were renovated by me as well and as you can see their condition were listed as “very good” and "complete renovation". The home recently went through major interior and exterior renovation in 2012 - excluding kitchen linoleum, carpet/flooring.
The yard is quite large; a double lot = .6 acre (so over a half acre of land attached); it is the old fashioned lot designed for the grown children's use, to build their homes next to their parents. It is level with large pines in the back (border) and has an old oak tree right behind the little back porch.
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You love old houses and would like a historic home - Victorian Homes for sale are rare now that are in excellent condition - here is a wonderful home for you and downsize mortgage too. "Your Home is your Castle!"
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