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Available for Restoration
The Historic William Hollister House
613 Broad Street, New Bern
Square Feet: 3,690
Lot Size: 0.5 acre
Stunning Home with Exquisite Details,
2 Blocks to New Bern’s Waterfront!
The William Hollister House combines the Federal and Greek Revival
architectural with an elegant, restrained Federal exterior and an
elaborate, opulent predominantly Greek Revival interior. The home was
built between 1840-41 by William Hollister, one of New Bern’s most successful
merchants in the early nineteenth century. Individually listed on the National Register,
the Federal-Greek Revival-style home retains most of its historic details including
seven impressive mantels, arched doorways, detailed moldings, and many beautifully
carved window and door surrounds.
The first floor includes a double parlor connected by pocket doors, and then a dining
room and kitchen in the wing. The second floor has two large bedrooms joined by
double doors. There are two bathrooms on the second floor which will need to be
redesigned. The third floor has another bedroom and a room which was used by
Hollister’s daughter as an artist space, with potential room for an additional bathroom.
There are 11′ ceilings on the first floor and 12′ ceilings on the second floor. The home
also has a dry basement, previously used as living space. The property is located on a
corner lot with off-street parking and several well established trees.
Although the side-hall plan of the house was a typical New Bern home, modern elements for
that time were likely introduced with Hollister’s business dealings in New York and Boston. As
noted in Catherine Bishir’s book Crafting Lives, craftsman working on the house included
“carpenters” and “negroes” and free artisans Hardy B. Lane Sr. as lead contractor, white
carpenter Robert Hancock, black carpenter William H. Hancock, and black painter Ben Wade.
The house requires a complete rehabilitation on the interior, including new systems and
updates to the kitchen and baths. The house has been rewired and ductwork installed for the
HVAC on the first and second floors. The property will be sold subject to protective covenants
held by Preservation North Carolina.
Preservation North Carolina
The Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina, Inc.
For more information or to make an appointment to see the Hollister House, contact
the CENTURY 21 Zaytoun-Raines office at 252-633-3069 or:
Janet Lamb, REALTOR® • 252-349-6198 • [email protected]
Jack Morton, REALTOR® • 252-259-4736 • [email protected]
JOIN US! For more information about Preservation NC and other endangered properties visit www.PreservationNC.org.
Financial Incentives: The William Hollister House is individually listed on the
National Register of Historic Places and therefore eligible for historic
preservation tax credits. In North Carolina both state and federal income tax
credits are available for the certified rehabilitation of historic structures. For the
rehabilitation of income-producing certified historic structures, a 20% federal
income tax credit and a tier based state income tax credit are available. For the
rehabilitation of owner-occupied homes, certified historic structures (non-income
producing properties) a 15% state tax credit is available for rehabilitation
expenses up to $150,000. For more information on Historic Preservation Tax
Credits, please contact the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office at
919-807-6570 or at www.hpo.ncdcr.gov.
Directions: From Raleigh, take I-40 E to exit 309 for US-70 E toward
Smithfield/Goldsboro. Follow US-70 E to US-70 BYP E. Merge onto US-117 N/US-117
ALT N/US-13 N/US-70 E via the ramp to Kinston/Greenville and continue to follow US-70
E. Use the right 2 lanes to turn slightly right onto US-70 E/W New Bern Rd and continue
to follow US-70 E. Take the exit toward Trent Woods/Pembroke Rd. Turn left onto
Country Club Rd and continue onto First St (0.5 mile). Turn right onto Queen St. In 0.4
mile, turn right onto Broad St. The house will be on the right in 0.3 mile.
Area Information: New Bern was founded in 1710 and is the second oldest town in NC
and is the county set of Craven County. Two beautiful rivers meet in New Bern (the
Neuse and the Trent), where you’ll find Tryon Palace, spectacular gardens, historic
homes, quaint shops, cozy restaurants and lively entertainment, frame downtown streets.
Farther south, you can enjoy MCAS Cherry Point and the 157,000 acre Croatan National
Forest, nationally recognized for its trails and recreation opportunities. New Bern—named
as one of the “Best Places to Retire”—has big-city amenities with small-town charm, and
is about 2 hours from both Wilmington and Raleigh.
Preservation North Carolina is a statewide, private, non-profit membership organization that protects and promotes the architectural heritage of North Carolina. Through its
Endangered Properties Program it acquires and sells endangered historic buildings. Preservation North Carolina sells all properties with protective covenants and a rehabilitation
agreement to ensure that the historic buildings will be renovated and that they will be protected from demolition and unsympathetic changes in the years to come. For samples of
these legal documents visit www.presnc.org/get-help/easements-covenants.
For general information or to join Preservation NC:
PNC • P.O. Box 27644 • Raleigh, NC 27611-7644 • 919-832-3652 • [email protected] • www.PreservationNC.org