Southern Pines, NC 28387
5 beds | 6 baths | 7308 sqft
LOCATED MINUTES FROM THE HISTORIC VILLAGE OF PINEHURST AND PINEHURST NO 2, HOME OF THE SOON TO BE 2024 U.S. OPEN. ''HOMEWOOD'' is a sophisticated Colonial Revival style 7300 square foot outstanding Estate on 7.5 acres with magnificent private gardens. The main mansion was built in 1930 without regard to cost as a showplace for the Sandhills area. Life at Homewood is an ode to American History. The Estate is entered between brick columns supporting replicas of the famous Byrd eagles, into a wide driveway of white river-gravel, brick-guttered, leading to an oval forecourt, central portion of the homes drafted to resemble the central portion of ''Old Westover'', the 1735 ancestral home of the Byrds of Virginia. Homewood's two wings are drafted to resemble those of the year 1803 ''Homewood'' near Baltimore, the ancestral home of the Carrols of Carrolton - patriarch John Carroll having signed the Declaration of Independence. Both remain active museums. Homewood sits at the end of a 200+ foot circular driveway and is enveloped by landscape designed by renowned landscape architect, E.S. Darper. Construction was undertaken by leading artisans. The brick were handmade , skillfully molded to resemble brick imported from England prior to the revolution. The inner walls. are of 8-inch hallow tile and concrete. Steel beams and iron bar joists and metal lath are used throughout. Inside there are 6 fireplaces; main stair floors are of wide oak laminated boards, screwed down and pegged; the other floors are quartersawn, polished oak. The south wing gallery, sunroom, and porches are laid in flagstone. Ceilings are 10 ft throughout.Updated kitchen is light and bright with loads of character. The pine frame-and-paneled library has a valuable JEAN ZUBER wall mural believed to date to the 1830's. This is a spectacular property.... BUY a piece of history
Listing Office: Lin Hutaff's Pinehurst Realty Group
Last Updated: May - 14 - 2023
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