Beautifully updated and appointed, the Garland-Buford house holds an incredible place in NC history. Built c. 1832, this fine country home boasts intricate wood workings inside and out by Master Craftsman Thomas Day; was used as a Civil War hospital; and has 2.37 beautifully-landscaped acres. Beautiful English kitchen w granite counter tops, stainless appliances, custom cabinetry and stone flooring. Dining, living and family rooms; Modern master bath has cast-iron, roll-top bathtub and historic replica fixtures.
Built in 1860, home is for the serious historian. It was built as a residence, general store, and also served as the post office for approx 20 yrs. Rumor has it that it was a stop on the underground railway. Most of the second story is taken up by a 60×28 room used as a meeting place/dance hall. There is a raised stage at one end. In the 1950’s when St Rt 45 was widened, the part of the structure used as a general store had to be removed as it would have been too close to the road. The post office room is still there. The home has fallen into serious disrepair, and will require significant repairs. It will be sold as a short sale and will require approval by lender. There is a 28×40 barn also built in 1860, which has more recently been used as a 2 car garage and workshop. The 60×28 second floor room could make a great gym/family entertainment room. The 27×15 room noted as other is the old post office. One of the additional photos show the structure as it appeared in 1899.
Historic home lovers take note – This Victorian was originally owned by the Freihofer family. Hardwood floors throughout, gorgeous wood work and an additional 1427 sq. ft on 3rd floor avail for finishing. Unbelievable opportunity for someone willing to do the work. Building located in B3 commercial zone, usages in associated docs. DON’T MISS THIS!
This home built in the late 1800’s is in need of updating and is a great project to restore the glory of days gone by. The setting has plenty of space for privacy with mature trees and views of the mountains. Within a reasonable drive to medical, shopping and entertainment, this property is priced well below it’s value. Heat source will need to be updated as house is available as is.