10 Nassau Street, c. 1890
This 10-room house is located along one of the original streets of the Hampstead neighborhood, laid out in 1789. Before the Civil War, the neighborhood was primarily occupied by free blacks and Irish immigrants. The neighborhood declined during the second half of the 20th century and, as a multifamily residence, 10 Nassau suffered from significant neglect before being restored to single-family occupancy in 2008.
Designed in the late Victorian era, the residence exhibits a decorative restraint usually associated with the Edwardian style popular during the reign of England's King Edward VII from 1901 to 1910.
The 2,418 sq. ft. house features four bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Though it has been almost completely renovated with new building materials, it does feature four original Charleston brick fireplaces, hand-blown glass windows, its original staircase, and functioning pocket doors. Though not original, its floors are of heart pine and ceilings are about 10 ft. high.
Willow A. and Joseph E. Moellering sold 10 Nassau Street to Elizabeth A. Guthridege and David J. Matthews on July 23, 2019, for $760,000. (Post and Courier, Sept. 29, 2019).
10 Nassau Street features three original fireplaces and functioning pocket doors. (Photo credit: Zillow)