The Whitehead Inn / Davis-Whitehead-Harriss

$ 695,000
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Contact Agent
Contact nameAnn Brice
Contact phone(252) 373-0326
Year built1858
StatusMove-in Ready
Home area9,000 sqft
Lot Area1.37 acres
Half Baths1


The former Whitehead Inn consists of the beautiful Davis-Whitehead-Harriss house (built 1858, 4267 sq ft., 5 BR 6.5 baths,) which is listed on the National Historic Register, a carriage house with two bedrooms and baths, and two turn-of-the-century homes, each with four bedrooms and baths on 1.37 acres. The property has been meticulously maintained and is fully furnished! Start operating within a month of purchase! This property is zoned for mixed use and receives a 50% property tax break as a local landmark.

The property could also be used as a primary residence with income properties. One house is currently rented as a residence and another was formerly used as a speech therapist office, generating $2200/mo with utilities paid by tenants. The carriage house has been rented previously as an insurance office. Each house is separately metered for water, gas and electricity. One house has a handicapped-access ramp and would make a great law office. The smaller houses could easily be rented as an AirBnB accommodation for a easy-entry into the hospitality business.

The two smaller homes were moved to this location in the 1990s and new wiring, plumbing and heat and air was installed. As a result, these houses have the charm of an earlier time, but have up-to-date systems and conveniences. Each of the combined fifteen bedrooms has a private bath and most have individual thermostats. There are 14 on-site, paved parking spaces on a beautiful 1.37 acre lot with mature trees.

The property may be subdivided and the Davis-Whitehead-Harriss house with the carriage house can be purchased for $425,000. You must visit this property to understand all the opportunities it offers! Conveniently located in Wilson, NC, just off I-95. Wilson is located one hour from Raleigh and the Raleigh-Durham airport and two hours to the beach. It is one block to Barton College and seven blocks to the new Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and downtown restaurants. Come and enjoy small-town living with no traffic jams and mild winters!