Remember the circa 1795 southern plantation house above
which I recently featured HERE. Yesterday was the
big day when she was moved to her new location.
I kicked myself when I heard the big move occurred in
the morning - by afternoon I was there in the rain taking
these late pics.
As is obvious, we live in an area with clay soil!
After the house was prepared, a huge piece of remote controlled building-moving equipment lifted the house off its foundation and gradually moved it to the new lot. It was reported in our paper this morning that a glass of water on a windowsill would not teeter and fall with such a gentle move, quite amazing!
Now she sits nestled in the trees again on a new lot awaiting a new foundation..............she is still for sale at $350,000 and the estimated cost for renovation is $500,000. Magnificence comes at a price, but how beautiful she could become with money, time, and a loving owner who wants to preserve what is the oldest private residence in Raleigh.