This North Carolina farmhouse is being offered for free — to anyone who can move it

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GRIMESLAND, N.C. – A 4,339 square-foot home in North Carolina is on the market for free — to anybody willing to move it.

The Laughinghouse-Fawcett House at 5221 Grimes Farm Road in Grimesland, Pitt County, is free, but must be moved.

“This beautifully detailed home must be moved in order to be saved. It is magnificently intact, from the ornate original hardware to the eight mantels to the grand entry hall, there is quality craftsmanship everywhere you turn,” according to a listing online.

Preservation North Carolina Regional Director Claudia Deviney said it was possible the house could be moved as far as approximately 50 miles but said it could be very costly.

“This is a very large house and it will not be able to be moved a long distance. I’m thinking 15 to 20 miles,” Deviney said. “North Carolina has fabulous competent house movers and this house is lovely.”

Read more about this home at Preservation North Carolina. If interested, contact Deviney at

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