Historic Mansions

Updated September 18, 2020

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Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County
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Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County

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415 E. Main Street, Jamestown, Guilford County
The Thomas C. Ragsdale House
listing withdrawn May 14, 2020
relisted August 10, 2020

  • $3.5 million (originally $2.5 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 7,685 square feet, 42 acres
  • Price/square foot: $455
  • Built in 1951
  • Listed September 4, 2019
  • Last sale: $880,000, June 2004
  • Note: The price was raised by $1 million when the size of the property was doubled to 42 acres.
    • Ragsdale was a mayor of Jamestown (1951-53) and one of seven children of Lucy Coffin Ragsdale, a well-known advocate for public education and namesake of Ragsdale High School in Jamestown.
    • The property includes a swimming pool, pond, guest house, four-car garage, and a five-stall horse barn and horse pasture.
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3215 N. Rockingham Road, Sedgefield, Guilford County
Ayrshire
Blog post on Greensboro Historic Homes — 3215 N. Rockingham Road: A 1935 Cotswold Tudor manor house for $2.9 million
listing expired February 1, 2020
relisted February 3, 2020

  • $2.9 million (originally $3.25 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 3 half-baths, 10,696 square feet, 2.88 acres
  • Price/square foot: $271
  • Built in 1935
  • Listed December 2015
  • Last sale: None
  • Note: Located on the Sedgefield Country Club golf course
    • Architectural features include butterfly pegged floors, wood and plaster moldings, lead-pane windows, solid wood beams, a marble wall fountain in the main hall.
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303 Burke Street, Gibsonville, Guilford County
The Burke Manor Inn & Pavilion

  • $2.2 million
  • 6 bedrooms, 7 1/2 bathrooms, 5,166 square feet, 2.64 acres
  • Price/square foot: $426
  • Built in 1906
  • Listing date not known
  • Last sale: $1.1 million, January 2011
  • From the inn’s website: “Caesar Cone, a textile magnate and co-founder of Cone Mills Corporation, built the house on 303 Burke Street in 1906. In 1911, Caesar Cone sold the home to J.W. Burke, where 4 generations of the Burke family resided in the estate. The Brady Family bought Burke Manor in 1999 and restored the home to its original grandeur, as designed by the Cone family. The Brady’s converted the grounds into an inn with the idea of transforming the house into a bed & breakfast. The owners today, Lori and Lil Lacassagne, purchased Burke Manor in 2011. ”
    • The property includes an in-ground pool.
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30 Kemp Road East, Greensboro

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2021 St. Andrews Road

  • $1.8 million
  • 4 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 4,596 square feet (per county records), 1.52 acres
  • Price/square foot: $392
  • Built in 1954
  • Listed August 7, 2020
  • Last sale: Total of $1.77 million for two lots, which have since been combined into one: $1.24 million, August 2008, for 2021 St. Andrews, which includes the house (0.87 acre), and $534,000, May 2013 (0.53 acre), for 2023 St. Andrews, which has no structures on it.
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: The property includes a heated salt-water pool.
    • The house was owned from 1978-84 by the late W. Eugene Johnston III (1936-2018), businessman and member of Congress for the 6th district, 1981-83.
    • Johnston sold the house to Steven D. Bell, founder and chairman of Bell Partners of Greensboro, which buys and sells apartment complexes, mostly in the Southeast and western states, and serves as an “investment manager for institutional and high net worth clients.” He sold the house in 1997.
    • Online listings show the size of the house at as little as 4,164 square feet and as much as 4,853.
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510 Country Club Drive
The Britt and Jane Armfield House

  • $1.7 million
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 4,640 square feet (per county property records)
  • Price/square foot: $366
  • Built in 1938
  • Listed September 18, 2019
  • Last sale: $800,000, July 2002
  • Note: Britt and Jane Armfield owned the house from 1938 until her death in 2002. It has remained in the family since then.
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815 Woodland Drive
The Haywood Duke House
Blog post on Greensboro Historic Homes — 815 Woodland Drive: Irving Park’s highest-priced mansion (2017)

  • $1.59 million (originally $1.79 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 5,215 square feet
  • Price/square foot: $305
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed March 24, 2017
  • Last sale: $1.7 million, June 2004
  • Neighborhood: Irving Park
  • Note: Home has been listed for sale five times since 2011 without a sale (Zillow).
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1808 Worsham Place, Greensboro

  • $1.175 million
  • 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 7,225 square feet, 2.07 acres
  • Price/square foot: $163
  • Built in 1972
  • Listed April 23, 2020
  • Last sale: $13,650, May 1964
  • Neighborhood: New Irving Park
  • Note: The property includes a pool, guest house and gazebo.
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104 Kemp Road West
The Harry Barton House
Blog post on Greensboro Historic Homes — The 1925 Harry Barton House in Hamilton Lakes, $1.65 million

  • $1.025 million (originally $1.65 million)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 4,027 square feet, 0.65 acre
  • Price/square foot: $255
  • Built in 1925
  • Listed April 23, 2019
  • Last sale: $105,000, June 1976
  • Neighborhood: Hamilton Lakes
  • Note: The house was designed by Harry Barton as his own residence.
    • The property is on Benjamin Lake.
    • A separate gym with a steam shower and hot tub overlooks the lake.
    • Italian tile roof
    • County property records show the house being bigger than the listing says it is — 4,027 square feet vs. 3,464.
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902 Forest Hill Drive, High Point
The R.T. Amos House
listing withdrawn March 6, 2020
relisted May 15, 2020

  • $850,000 (originally listed at $1.295 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 6,816 square feet, 1.02 acres
  • Price/square foot: $125
  • Built in 1927
  • Listed April 7, 2019
  • Last sale: $230,000, March 1983
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood
  • Note: Designed by Northrup and O’Brien
    • The property includes a detached garage with a two-bedroom guest suite upstairs.
    • R.T. Amos Sr. (1880-1968) was founder of Amos Hosiery Mills in 1916, a member of the City Council in the 1930s and first president of what is now the United Way of Greater High Point.
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7075 Kivette House Road, Gibsonville
The Kivette House
Blog post on Greensboro Historic Homes — The Kivette Houses, Both Now For Sale: The Gibsonville Homes of Two Sisters Who Loved Parties and Elon
listing withdrawn November 8, 2018
relisted September 9, 2019

  • $825,000 (originally $875,000)
  • 7 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 6,336 square feet, 12.82 acres
  • Price/square foot: $130
  • Built in 1934
  • Listed March 11, 2018
  • Last sale: $365,000, December 2004
  • Note: The property includes a two-story carriage house.
    • The property was marketed previously as a residence or as a b&b/event venue (although there already is one in Gibsonville).
    • For more about the Kivette family, click here.
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301 Shadow Valley Road, High Point
Woodsfield
contract pending September 19, 2020

  • $750,000 (originally $800,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 7,582 square feet, 3.03 acres (per county records)
  • Price/square foot: $99
  • Built in 1959
  • Listed April 6, 2020
  • Last sale: $577,500, April 2013
  • Neighborhood: Emerywood Estates
  • Note: The property has a High Point address but is located in Davidson County.
    • The property includes a swimming pool.
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5703 Anson Road, Sedgefield, Guilford County
The Odell Byerly House
Blog post on Greensboro Historic Homes — The Odell Byerly House: An Antique King’s Mansion in Sedgefield, $650,000
contract pending June 15-26, 2020
listing expired July 18, 2020
relisted August 20, 2020

  • $650,000 (originally $685,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4,784 square feet (per county records), 1.55 acres
  • Price/square foot: $136
  • Built in 1953
  • Listed May 14, 2020
  • Last sale: $255,000, December 1997
  • Note: Odell Byerly built the house and lived in it until his death in 1970, when he left it to Perry Ruth Byerly (his wife, I would guess). The house wasn’t sold until 1998. Since 1999 it has been owned by a series of trusts.
    • Odell Byerly opened an antique store in High Point in 1937. From 1958 to 2000, it was located on I-85 at the Groometown Road exit, where Byerly’s Antiques became an Interstate landmark with its towering Corinthian columns. It was torn down in 2000 for an expansion of the interstate. The store relocated but closed four years later.
    • The property includes a three-car garage.

Winston-Salem and Forsyth County

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7980 Valley View Drive, Clemmons, Forsyth County

  • $2.95 million
  • 7 bedrooms, 8 full and 4 half bathrooms, 12,881 square feet, 4.45 acres
  • Price/square foot: $229
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed April 13, 2018
  • Last sale: $625,000, December 2006
  • Note: Designed by architect Charles Barton Keen for a niece of R.J. Reynolds.
    • Landscape architecture by Thomas Sears, designer of Reynolda Gardens.
    • Listing: “Original Elevator! Too many exquisite features to mention!”
    • The property has been for sale seven times since it was last sold in 2006.
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2716 Bartram Road, Winston-Salem
The Maya Angelou House/The Isadore and Rachel Meschan House
Blog post — The Maya Angelou House in Winston-Salem: A Literary Giant’s Modern Mansion, $2.395 Million
contract pending August 21, 2020

  • $2.395 million
  • 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 2 half-bathrooms, 7,450 square feet, 1.22 acres
  • Price/square foot: $321
  • Built in 1960
  • Listed March 20, 2020
  • Last sale: $500,000, June 2016
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: Poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou bought the house in 1994 and lived there until her death in 2014. She was appointed to be the first Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University in 1982.
    • The property includes a detached 1200 square-foot guest house with 2 bedrooms and bathrooms.
    • Garages for five cars
    • Gated lot
    • Landscaped by artist Chin Chin Tan of Winston-Salem and Singapore
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1121 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem
listing withdrawn March 23, 2020
relisted March 27, 2020

  • $2.39 million (originally $2.65 million)
  • 6 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 8,054 square feet, 2.29 acres
  • Price/square foot: $297
  • Built in 1928
  • Listed October 8, 2019
  • Last sale: $2.35 million, June 2004
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: Designed by Charles Barton Keen, landscape designed by Thomas Sears
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2000 Virginia Road, Winston-Salem

  • $1.295 million (originally $1.325 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 5,649 square feet, 1 acre
  • Price/square foot: $229
  • Built in 1956
  • Listed August 24, 2020
  • Last sale: $452,000, December 1997
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: A relatively uncommon (locally) example of French Provincial architecture
    • “Banquet-size dining room,” climate-controlled wine cellar, gym, two-car basement garage
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1819 Buena Vista Road, Winston-Salem

  • $1.25 million
  • 7 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 4,062 square feet (per county records), 0.63 acre
  • Price/square foot: $308
  • Built in 1926
  • Listed July 22, 2020
  • Last sale: $445,500, April 1992
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Not: For sale by owner
    • No photos are included with the listing (at least, not initially) — odd way to try to sell a house for more than $1 million. The photo above is from Google Street View, March 2016.
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2005 Buena Vista Road, Winston-Salem

  • $995,000 (originally $1.15 million)
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 4,453 square feet, 0.90 acre
  • Price/square foot: $223
  • Built in 1920
  • Listed July 1, 2020
  • Last sale: $41,500, July 1969
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Notes: The property includes a detached two-story carriage house with a living room, fireplace, kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom totaling about 1,300 square feet (not included in the square footage figure above).
    • The original owners appear to have been Luther and Maude Hobson. He was the manager of Ino Milling Company. The property, which may have been larger at the time, then featured a chicken lot, orchard, vineyard and pine grove. They sold the property in 1925 (Winston-Salem’s Architectural Heritage).
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3935 Yadkinville Road, Winston-Salem

  • $1.1 million
  • 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 5,206 square feet, 4.4 acres
  • Price/square foot: $211
  • Built in 1930
  • Listed March 28, 2020
  • Last sale: $500,000, August 1998
  • Note: Designed by Northrup & O’Brien
    • The property includes a detached three-car garage with guest quarters.
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626 Oaklawn Avenue, Winston-Salem

  • $899,000 (originally $945,900)
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 4,629 square feet, 0.36 acre
  • Price/square foot: $194
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed June 8, 2020
  • Last sale: $55,730, September 1983
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
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533 Summit Street, Winston-Salem
listing expired January 1, 2020
relisted March 27, 2020

  • $829,000 (originally listed at $1.199 million)
  • 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 7,345 square feet, 0.46 acre
  • Price/square foot: $113
  • Built in 1904
  • Listed April 2, 2019
  • Last sale: $365,000, December 2012
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Listing: Truncated hip slate roof, wraparound porch, leaded and jeweled glass window details, vestibule and entrance with large glass panel double-leaf doors with beveled and glass sidelights and transoms, 10 fireplaces, paneled wainscot, sliding pocket doors.
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403 Springdale Avenue, Winston-Salem
listing withdrawn January 2, 2019; relisted March 4, 2020
listing withdrawn April 3, 2020; relisted May 9, 2020
contact pending June 29 to July 18, 2020
listing withdrawn July 18, 2020; relisted July 22, 2020
listing expired August 6, 2020

  • $599,000 (originally $665,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 5,351 square feet, 0.51 acre
  • Price/square foot: $112
  • Built in 1936
  • Listed April 11, 2018
  • Last sale: $353,000, December 2014
  • Neighborhood: Buena Vista
  • Note: Since the house was listed in 2018, it also has been listed for rent.

Alamance, Caswell and Rockingham Counties

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2510 Pineway Drive, Burlington, Alamance County
The J. Thomas Lindley Sr. House

  • $965,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 6 1/2 bathrooms, 9,081 square feet, 0.84 acre
  • Price/square foot: $106
  • Built in 1965
  • Listed April 30, 2020
  • Last sale: $13,200, October 1961
  • Note: Designed by William Roy Wallace
    • Located on the Alamance Country Club’s golf course, designed by Donald Ross
    • The property has had only two owners since the country club was founded in 1946. It’s not clear whether a residence was on the property when it was sold in 1961.
    • J. Thomas Lindley Sr. (1927-2019) was a Burlington native and in 1977 founded Lindley Laboratories, a specialty chemical manufacturer for the textile industry.
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1700 Richardson Drive, Reidsville
Belmont, The Robert Payne Richardson Jr. House, 1912
Richardson Houses Historic District NRHP
listing withdrawn July 1, 2015, relisted October 10, 2015
listing withdrawn December 1, 2016, relisted April 5, 2017
listing withdrawn October 1, 2017, relisted June 13, 2018

  • $950,000 (originally $1.25 million)
  • 6 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 8,946 square feet, 8.67 acres
  • Price/square foot: $106
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed June 13, 2018
  • Last sale: Unclear in online records
  • Note: Belmont is one of the three Richardson family homes comprising the principal structures of the Robert Payne Richardson Houses Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. The district consists of 22 buildings and structures on about 30 acres near downtown Reidsville.
    • Listing: “The home has been completely restored … currently being used as a private residence and venue for weddings and other events.”
    • This is the fourth time the current owners have put the house on the market. The original price was $1.495 million.
    • County property records say the house has 8,946 square feet. A current listing lists that figure and an additional 3,332 unfinished square feet for a total of 12,278.

912 Bethlehem Church Road, Eden, Rockingham County

  • $725,000
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 4,872 square feet, 132 acres
  • Price/square foot: $149
  • Built in 1890
  • Listed September 17, 2020
  • Last sale: $119,000, September 1972
  • Note: Formerly the 912 Bethlehem restaurant
    • The property includes a pond and stables with five stalls. 
    • “… Large den with gorgeous rock fireplace with a hard pine mantle from Spray Mercantile Building. Room has wormy Chestnut paneling and a separate air unit.”
    • “The kitchen for the restaurant was created from the two car garage. There is a separate office beside the home.”
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351 W. Meadow Road, Eden, Rockingham County
Rivermont
The Eggleston-Ziglar House
Blog post — Rivermont in Eden: A Landmark 1936 Mansion on the Smith River, $650,000
listing withdrawn March 6, 2020
relisted March 16, 2020

  • $575,000 (originally $650,000)
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms and two half-bathrooms, 5,231 square feet (per county records), 15.06 acres
  • Price/square foot: $110
  • Built in 1936
  • Last sales: $400,000, March 2019; $455,000, September 2017
  • Neighborhood: Leaksville
  • Note: Was for sale by owner, now listed with an agent
    • The home’s new owners bought the house in March 2019, made some renovations, secured designation for it as a local landmark in June and now have put it up for sale again at 62 percent more than they paid for it.
    • The property is on the Smith River.
    • From the previous FSBO listing: “Rivermont would make a great home for entertaining, a B&B or wedding venue.” The last previous owners marketed it as a performance and event venue.
    • The house still has its slate roof.

Stokes, Surry, Yadkin and Davie Counties

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132 Becktown Road, Mocksville, Davie County
Boxwood Lodge
Boxwood Lodge NRHP
Blog post — Boxwood Lodge: An Elegant National Register Mansion-Wedding Venue-B&B near Mocksville, $3.45 million

  • $3.45 million
  • 10 bedrooms, 8 full bathrooms and two half-bathrooms, 9,285 square feet, 48.23 acres
  • Price/square foot: $372
  • Built in 1934
  • Listed January 17, 2019
  • Last sale: $1.3 million, December 2017
  • Note: The house was designed by Delano & Aldrich of New York.
    • The property is what remains of a 1,500-acre hunting retreat developed from 1911 to 1931 by William Rabb Craig, a New York cotton and sugar broker who died in 1931. Craig’s widow built the house on the site of a hunting lodge built in the 1910’s.
    • The listing says a $5 million restoration of the house was completed in 2007.
    • The property includes a guest cabin built in 1933, a barn built in the 1910’s and a pond.
    • It is now a bed and breakfast and a wedding/event venue.
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302 Cherry Street, Mount Airy, Surry County
The Dr. Edward C. Ashby house

  • $725,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 2 half-baths, 4,782 square feet, 0.74 acre
  • Price/square foot: $152
  • Built in 1937
  • Listed July 25, 2020
  • Last sale: $425,000, April 2009
  • Neighborhood: Mount Airy Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: “During the 1930s more academic versions of the Colonial Revival style were constructed reflecting Colonial Georgian and Federal periods. The district’s most outstanding example of this style is probably the Edward C. Ashby House at 302 Cherry Street (#220). Designed by the Winston-Salem architectural firm of Northup and O’Brien, the c. 1930 two-story brick house is five bays wide, has a steep slate-clad gable roof with paired interior end chimneys, round-arched dormers, a denticulated cornice, segmental-arched first story windows, and a handsome Classical entrance with dentiled pediment, Doric columns, and a round-arched transom. The interior has a graceful curved, Federal style staircase and both Georgian and Federal styles are represented in the trim and mantelpieces.” (District NRHP nomination)
    • Protective covenants are held by the Historic Preservation Foundation of  North Carolina.

Davidson, Randolph and Montgomery Counties

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1185 Tall Tree Road, Clemmons, Davidson County

  • $1.4 million (originally $1.6 million)
  • 6 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 6,636 square feet, 35.6 acres
  • Price/square foot: $211
  • Built in 1940
  • Listed November 9, 2018
  • Last sale: $900,000, May 2016
  • Note: The property is located on the Yadkin River, 3 miles from Clemmons. Although it has a Clemmons mailing address, it’s in Davidson County.
    • The house was built around a hunting lodge.
    • The property includes a heated salt water pool, pond, a two-bedroom guesthouse, barn, stable, chicken coops, duck hutch and large fenced garden.
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115 S. Pearl Street, Troy, Montgomery County
listing withdrawn June 19, 2020
relisted August 15, 2020

  • $599,000
  • 6 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 5,135 square feet, 0.42 acres (see note)
  • Price/square foot: $117
  • Built in 1892
  • Listed July 14, 2019
  • Last sale: Listing says it was in 1910; no further information is available online.
  • Listing: For sale by owner
    • The house is on a lot of 0.42 acre. The listing references two additional lots that are included, apparently another 0.43 acre total.
    • The house is across the street from the Montgomery County Courthouse.
    • “A portion of the home was the original town post office and has remained in the same family since 1910.”
    • “Remington chandeliers from Pennsylvania, mahogany over-mantles from plantations on the Mississippi River, fireplaces throughout. Hidden doorways and many nooks and crannies with quirky charm. … An impressive 2 story pine paneled entrance with original oak floors, stained glass window, and a massive staircase … Original 10′ & 12′ stamped metal ceilings. Elegant formal dining room has been known to seat 30+ family and guests. A fully stocked library with volumes of antique books. … 20×36 foot wine cellar in basement with stone fireplace and steel reinforced storm shelter.”
    • “Perfect for a bed and breakfast, home-based business, shop, office, educational facility or just a residence for large family or someone who welcomes an abundance of visitors.
    • “Entertainment/game/billiard room is 25 x 36 with pool table included. An indoor pool remains structured under the large billiard room floor if so desired to convert back into function.”
    • “A 64×32′ garage holds approx. 18 cars and is located on additional 2 lots (included) just perfect for a multitude of needs from collector cars to business product storage.”
    • This appears to be the garage:
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