Elaborate exterior sawnwork on the two porches, 12 ft. ceilings in the original house, 4 fireplaces and a tin roof are characteristic of the homes built in the later 1800s.
Exterior changes to the house and landscape such as adding a garage require approval of the Historic Districts Commission. Exterior and interior renovations may be eligible for NC Rehab Tax Credits, e.g.
upgrading the kitchen and baths, lining the chimneys of the 4 fireplaces. You can find links to State and Local sites providing more information in the Tool Kit.