This is the video version of Whitfield Tart discussing his family home.
Downloadable audio-only version podcast is posted here.
The Allmand Holmes House, built in 1856, is a Greek Revival style home located in Clinton, NC. Halfway between Raleigh and the North Carolina Coast.
Listed on the National Register of historic places and perfectly situated on a stunning one acre lot in the historic district – walkable to downtown Clinton.
Enjoy the rare elegance provided by this extraordinary home. Pamper family and friends with the pleasure of large rooms and graceful porches – upstairs and down.
Behind the main house, are 3 other structures – an interesting original smokehouse, a mid-century guest house and the old carriage house which has been converted into a guest house.
Some updating is needed but the numerous original architectural details are astounding – including paneled wainscot, intricate staircase, Greek Revival door and window surrounds. Five of the six fireplace mantels are original. A marble mantle in one parlor was imported from a lost plantation house called Pleasant Retreat.
Wrap-around porch along the back was long ago enclosed to accommodate a kitchen. The original kitchen off the back porch was then converted to a garage. Good options are available to incorporate a modern kitchen, including reclaiming the original kitchen space.