Price Reduction
309 Johnson Street New Bern, NC
$ 399,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#100301190
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyCRAVEN
  • CityNew Bern
  • AreaNew Bern Downtown Historic
  • NeighborhoodNew Bern
  • Zip28560
  • Style
  • Price$ 399,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms3
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Sqr Footage4472
  • Lot Size0.3 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Data Source:
Neuse River Region Association of REALTORS® (NRRAR)
Property Description

Rare opportunity to own one of New Bern's Historic Landmarks. Sea Captain Thomas Jerkins built what was originally a typical Federal side hall house, circa 1815 at 309 Johnson St. It is believed he chose this site because he understood the land was high and wouldn't flood. He also built the home itself high to use the first level and basement for his lumber business. At the turn of the last century, this home was sold to a Speight, who wanted a grand, downtown home. Speight took the Federal side hall and made it into a mansion with 15' x 15' rooms on the new side. Today, this spacious residence, offers tons of character and history. It is now lovingly referred to as a Fortress by the family who has had connections to it since 1922 and has owned it for the past 57 years. Once used as a hospital during the Civil War by the Union, there are still hash marks in one of the two attics spaces, presumably made by a sick man during his stay. Oh, if these walls could talk! The front porch sits high above the side walk and is a perfect place to read a letter found outlining the history of the property, dating back to the Lords Proprietors and the founding of New Bern. As an added bonus, there is a detached garage in the back for off-street parking. The yard is large and offers lots of privacy. Inside, the home is filled with original details and period fixtures. Many of the systems and much of the interior needs painting and updating. The sellers are making NO REPAIRS, but what an incredible opportunity for those who appreciate preserved history, along with the warmth, charm and character historic homes provide. Don't miss the potential. Few properties hold as rich a heritage as this one.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Brinson Elementary School Grover C.Fields Middle School New Bern High School
Price History
12/15/2021 Listed $430,000
1/17/2022 8% - $399,000

General Features

Basement Dirt, Outside Entrance
City Limits Yes
Construction Brick/Stone, Wood Frame
County Craven
Days on Market 39
Elementary School Brinson
Flooring Wood
Full Baths 3
HOA and Neigh Amenities No Amenities
Heated Area 4000 - 4499
High School New Bern
Middle School Grover C.Fields
New Construction No
Property Type A
Roof Metal
Rooms Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Bedroom 6, Den, Dining Room, Kitchen, Living Room
Status Active
Stipulation of Sale None
Stories 2.0
Street Name Johnson
Sub-Type Single Family Residence
Subdivision New Bern Downtown Historic
Tax Year 2021
Terms Cash, Conventional
Utilities Municipal Sewer, Municipal Water, Natural Gas Connected
Virtual Tour
Water Heater Natural Gas
Waterfront No
Year Built 1815
Zoning residential

Interior Features

Attic Floored, Stairs - Perm, Walk-In
Cooling System Wall/Window Unit(s)
Dining Room Formal
Fireplace 3+
Heating Forced Air, Natural Gas
Interior Features 9Ft+ Ceilings, Foyer
Laundry Location Room
Rooms 10
Total Bathrooms 3.00
Total Bedrooms 6

Exterior Features

Attached Carport Spaces 0.00
Construction Type Stick Built
Detached Carport Spaces 2.00
Exterior Features None
Exterior Finish Brick, Wood Siding
Fencing Rear Only
Foundation Brick/Mortar
Garage & Parking: Other Shared driveway
Lot Acres 0.30
Lot Dimensions Irregular
Porch/Balcony/Deck Balcony, Covered, Patio, Porch


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 28560

AVG $430K
AVG 36
Year Built
AVG 1979
AVG 28
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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