The Lasater Mill House is a mansion that was originally an outbuilding for a bigger mansion. It was designed by Northrup & O’Brien for a niece of R.J. Reynolds, Nancy Margaret Lybrook Lasater (1877-1952), and her husband, Robert E. Lasater (1867-1954), an RJR executive. Nancy’s mother, Mary Josephine Reynolds Lybrook (1844-1888), was a sister of RJR; she was the first of 12 children, only seven of whom survived to adulthood.
The house is at the west end of Lasater Lake, where Blanket Creek runs down to the nearby Yadkin River. The exterior and the interior are spectacular. I’d love to know what Northrup and O’Brien would say about how the house has been updated. If those bathrooms wouldn’t blow their minds, nothing would.
(The Lasaters’ main house is quite a piece of work in its own right — designed by Charles Barton Keen, 7 bedrooms, 8 full bathrooms, 12,881 square feet. It’s been on and off the market for years without a sale, most recently at $2.2 million.)
7951 Lasater Road, Clemmons, Forsyth County
The Lasater Mill House
- $1.99 million
- 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 6,713 square feet, 2.94 acres
- Price/square foot: $296
- Built in 1933
- Listed August 6, 2021
- Last sale: $77,000, May 1976
- Listing: The mill house is functional.
- “Listing includes three additional parcels including a boat house/guest quarters.”
- Internet archeology: A website that was never fully built out suggests the mill house was or was going to be an art gallery around 2009.