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Thursday, October 15, 2015

1847 Greek Revival - Marion, NC

2  Beds; 1.5 Baths; 2192 Sq.Ft.
115 Rocky Meadow Dr. Marion, NC 28752
7.82 Acres
Built: 1847

Realtor Blurb:
Beautiful Historical home w/hand-carved stair railings & moldings & 10'ceiling ht. with preserved detail. Photos and details of history conveyed over the years to preserve the history of the home. Enjoy peacefulness on a private 7.8 acre estate. The William Morris House Circa 1830 named Historic Landmark by the McDowell Cty Historical Society (50% tax break!) Built to withstand Cannon fire and part of original 1500 acre plantation.

Old Houses Blurb: 
Originally the centerpiece of a 1,500 acre plantation, the William Morris House was built by slaves from bricks fired on the property. With walls 13" thick (made by laying three bricks side by side), the William Morris House was able to withstand cannon fire from Stoneman's Raiders during the Civil War. (A cannonball found embedded in the bricks conveys with the property.) There are two bedrooms (each is approximately 20' by 20'), a kitchen, parlor, sunroom (not counted in square footage which could easily be turned into a 3rd bedroom or family room and also plumbing set up for another bathroom as well), a full bath on the main floor and a half bath upstairs connected to the master bedroom. There is also a detached workshop and storage shed with electricity and water. The house is on a septic system and features underground utilities, so there are no visible wires running to the home. The William Morris House has status as a local historical landmark, which offers a 50% deferred tax rate - so the annual property taxes are less than $500. As one of the only known surviving brick Greek Revival antebellum homes in McDowell County, the William Morris House still exhibits a quiet peacefulness that once compelled a Confederate soldier who fought on its land - a Mr. Powell Simmons - to come back and buy the property after the war. More photos and a detailed written history of the house is available upon request. Step back in time and see for yourself what makes this property so charmingly unique, and why it would make a perfect retreat for empty nesters, family gathering place or mini farm. 

My Notes: Another that's been for sale for quite a while. Nice stove in the kitchen! Interesting fireplace surrounds. I'd open more of them up, but that's just me. GREAT land! 

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