Historic House Listings

Once home to an author and a baseball legend! 3 acres in NC mountains. $389,700

June 18, 2019

The North Carolina mountains are calling me hard today! And this one is in a great location. This home was built in 1912. It is located on three acres in Little Switzerland, North Carolina. This home is being sold furnished. It was built by one of the founders of Little Switzerland, then later home to author, Louisa DeSaussure Duls. She wrote the book, ‘The Story of Little Switzerland’. It was then home to baseball legend, Clyde King. The home has a natural stone fireplace and tongue and groove throughout. The property also has a guest house and a detached garage. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,693 square feet. $389,700

From the Zillow listing:


Incredible find! Built by one of the founders of Little Switzerland and the home Louisa DeSaussure Duls Author of The Story of Little Switzerland. The second owner was Baseball legend Clyde King. You could be the third owner. The style of home is sort of a Craftsman Home. The home has had many updates since 1911, but still retains much of the original charm. Massive kitchen and dining room and a living room with a natural stone fireplace. Tongue and groove wood  planks everywhere.   Plus it has a 420 Sq. foot guest house and even a garage. Most furnishing stay! The flat parcel across the road is part of the 3 acres.  I won’t lie, it does need some work. But that buyer that has a dream and knows this area will love it.

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