Still Looking Good For Christmas at 124 Years Old in Matthews, NC

By
Real Estate Agent with ProStead Realty

Reid House

 

There are so many beautiful areas, events and homes in and around Charlotte, NC.  It has been difficult to choose just one to share.

 

The other day I was driving through Matthews, NC and I drove past the Historic Matthews Reid House and did a double take for it was all decorated and looking so very lovely. 

 

It has been on my mind so today I drove to Matthews and stopped my car and actually walked around the house and took some pictures.  It amazes me how we can live in an area and know so little about the history.  I have lived in Charlotte, NC since 1993 and have driven past this house many times, but could not tell you much about it except that it is a beautiful old house.

 

I have discovered that this house was built in 1890 by Edward Solomon Reid.  It is also one of the few remaining Victorian homes that has been maintained from that era.

 

"The Reid House is owned and operated by The Matthews Historical Foundation and available for rental for special occasions."

 

Check out the link and enjoy the lovely interior pictures.  This would be the perfect place for an afternoon tea.

 

There is something very charming about these old homes.  Would love to hear of the stories of the past Christmas celebrations that were enjoyed at the Historic Matthews Reid House.

 

Judith Parker, CRS, GRI

ProStead Realty

www.charlottepremierhomesforsale.com

judithparker10@gmail.com

704-241-8830

 

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Comments (12)

Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Judith Parker .....These are some of my favorite posts! I love these old images of time going by ....they just don't get any better!

Have a great night!

Dec 17, 2014 08:27 AM
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Good evening Rob Thomas .. I thought of you as I was taking the picture.  I always enjoy your finds of old barns and buildings.  Love the history of days gone by.  Thanks for commenting and enjoy your evening.

Dec 17, 2014 08:33 AM
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

What an idyllic house!   They just don't make them like that any more. 

Dec 17, 2014 09:39 AM
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Good evening Fred Griffin ... it is a beauty and I have to agree ... nothing like it.

Dec 17, 2014 09:44 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Love the green trim and roof on that house, plus the gingerbread trim.  It makes for a great little house to deck out for the holidays.

Dec 17, 2014 12:27 PM
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Good morning Myrl Jeffcoat ... I have to agree and it does look sweet all decked out.  Wishing you a wonderful and very Merry Christmas.

Dec 17, 2014 04:47 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Judith Parker  the inside photos are so stunning, especially like those high ceilings that add so much character. Thanks for sharing

Dec 17, 2014 10:22 PM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

What a lovely home! Somehow Victorian houses and Christmas just seem to fit together perfectly.

Dec 18, 2014 12:00 AM
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Good afternoon Ed Silva ... great outfit .. thanks for commenting and Merry Christmas. 

Dec 18, 2014 01:23 AM
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Good afternoon Lottie Kendall ... so very true ... Victorian houses and Christmas go hand in hand.

Dec 18, 2014 01:24 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your experience and your photograph. It would be interesting to see the Reid House.

Dec 18, 2014 05:17 AM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Wow! You can rent it! It would make a lovely place to host a small wedding or reception.

Dec 24, 2014 04:46 AM

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