c. 1820 Greek Revival
Marion, North Carolina
The William Morris House
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|Heated Sq. Ft.||1,800|
|Unheated Sq. Ft.||200|
|less than $600|
- 1st Floor Bath
- 1st Floor Laundry Room
- Bonus Room
- Crawl Space
- Entry Hall
- Laundry Room
- Living room
- Master bedroom upstairs
- 1 Car Garage
- Automatic outside lights
- Driveway - Dirt
- Driveway - Paved
- Fresh paint
- Rear Deck
- Storage Building
- Detached Workshop
- Ceiling Fans
- Fireplaces: Wood
- Gas Logs
- Grand staircase
- High Ceilings
- Original wood windows
- Wood floors
- Tin Roof
- Gas heating
- Security System
- Septic Tank
- Water Heater - Electric
- 10-foot Ceilings
- Ripple Glass
More About This HouseLocal historic landmark offers extremely low taxes and a fascinating history ...
Originally the centerpiece of a 1,500 acre plantation, the William Morris House was built from bricks fired on the property. The William Morris House was able to withstand cannonfire from Stoneman's Raiders during the Civil War. (A cannonball found embedded in the bricks conveys with the property.
in addition to rebuilding the north wall, the current owners have completed several refurbishing projects to include:
... new gravel and partial pavement to the driveway,
... adding a pole barn (garage),
... updating the kitchen (which included new paint and tile backsplash,
... adding a new gas stove (2019),
... replacing an old woodstove with a refurbished and fully functioning turn-of-the-century Village Crawford wood cookstove in (2006)
... painting all the exterior trim (2019)
... updating the electrical service to 200 amps (2006)
... installing electric baseboard heating throughout the house (2007)
... installing a Jotul propane cast iron stove/decorative heater in the parlor (2006)
... renovating the 100+ year old log barn with electric lights, ceiling fan and hot/cold running water
... installing an 8-person hot tub just outside the bonus room/sunroom addition
... and re-roofing the 20' by 13' bonus room/sunroom addition with metal matching that of the house.
This bonus room (laundry room) has hot and cold water as well as gas pipes already in place, so the large space could easily be converted to an additional bedroom with bath. New (2019) washer and dryer convey with the property.
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. (Upon his death, Mr. Simmons was buried on the property in a grave now marked by a Sons of Confederate Veterans headstone.)
More photos and a detailed written history of the house is available upon request. Please come and see for yourself what makes this property so charmingly unique, and why it would make a perfect retreat, family gathering place or mini farm.
Surrounding AreaJust 30 minutes from Asheville, NC rated one of the top 10 best places to live in America! Also near beautiful North Carolina landmarks such as the Blue Ridge Parkway, Grandfather Mountain, Blowing Rock, Chimney Rock and Lake Lure.
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