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320 N Lord Street , Southport, NC 28461

Southport, NC 28461

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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 Carolina4 guests 2 bedrooms 3 beds/1 bathRated 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 Carolina2 guests/1 bedroom 1 bed/1 bathSuperHost (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


Listing TypeFor Sale
Days On Site141
Listing Provided BySouthport Realty, Inc. | Katherine Wooten


Bath(s) 2 Total

Market Activity 28461

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Listing Updated: July 22, 2024 at 6:31:40 PM PDT