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$ 279,900

c. 1820 Greek Revival

115 Rocky Meadow Drive
Marion, North Carolina

The William Morris House

Front view
Front view
Set on a picturesque knoll surrounded by 7.8 mostly level to gently rolling acres, the William Morris House features large rooms, high ceilings, hand-carved wood molding and beautiful original heartpine floors. There are two bedrooms (each is approximately 20' by 20'), a kitchen, parlor, sunroom (not counted in square footage), a full bath on the main floor and a half bath adjoining the master bedroom upstairs. 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 $600.

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Hall Entry
Hall Entry
Kitchen
Kitchen
Living Room
Living Room
Upstairs hallway
Upstairs hallway
hallway leading to second floor balcony
Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Master bath
Master bath
2nd view of Master bedroom
2nd view of Master bedroom
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 2
Sunroom/laundry room
Sunroom/laundry room
Currently used as a laundry room, playroom and storage. Could easily be turned into a 3rd bedroom, or family room.
Turn-of-the-Century Barn
Turn-of-the-Century Barn
Barn built with hand-hewn logs at turn of the century
Headstone of Confederate soldier
Headstone of Confederate soldier
Previous owner loved the property so much, he requested to be buried near the barn. Headstone dedication by "Sons of Confederate Vetrans" took place a few years ago, acknowledging him as a Confederate Soldier.
Bedrooms 2
Full Baths 1
Half Baths 1
Heated Sq. Ft. 1,800
Unheated Sq. Ft. 200
Stories 2
Acres 7.8
Property Taxes
less than $600
MLS No. 3546070

Features.

  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 1st Floor Laundry Room
  • Attic
  • Bonus Room
  • Crawl Space
  • Entry Hall
  • Laundry Room
  • Living room
  • Sunroom
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • 1 Car Garage
  • Automatic outside lights
  • Barn
  • Driveway - Dirt
  • Driveway - Paved
  • Fresh paint
  • Garden
  • Outbuildings
  • Porch
  • Rear Deck
  • Storage Building
  • Detached Workshop
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplaces: Wood
  • Gas Logs
  • Grand staircase
  • High Ceilings
  • Jacuzzi
  • Original wood windows
  • Wood floors
  • Tin Roof
  • Dishwasher
  • Gas heating
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Security System
  • Septic Tank
  • Water Heater - Electric
  • 10-foot Ceilings
  • Ripple Glass
  • Transoms

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Agent Contact Information

Showings by appointment only.

The Marion Agency

Cindy Ledbetter

Mobile: (828) 442-0034

www.marionagency.com

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More About This House

Local 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.

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