Historic House Listings

Linville Falls! The Franklin-Penland House and Linville Post Office! Circa 1883. Over two acres in NC. $599,000

October 2, 2019

This is one of my favorite places in the North Carolina mountains! If you haven’t been to Linville Falls or hiked down into the Linville Gorge Wilderness, you are missing out! The Franklin-Penland house was built in 1883. This property also includes the old Linville Post Office, circa 1907. It is located on 2.51 acres in Newland, North Carolina. The home is situated across the road from the Linville Gorge Wilderness area and just down the road from Linville Falls. That location would make this a great B&B if that is your thing. For me, I would make this my private residence and never leave. The old post office has been converted into a guest house! Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 1,968 square feet. (looks bigger than that) $599,000

From the Zillow listing:


Beautifully Restored & on the National Historic Registry, the Franklin-Penland House & Original 1907 Linville Falls Post Office, is Officially On the Market! Located across from the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area & just down the road from Linville Falls & the stunning Blue Ridge Parkway, this property would lend itself to an exquisite estate or Bed & Breakfast! The main house was built in 1883 & includes 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms & ample space to finish two additional suites off the back balconies. Huge gourmet kitchen with granite countertops & stainless steel appliances. Formal dining & living rooms with fireplaces, offer a cozy space for entertaining. There is a lovely fenced in court-yard encompassing the heart of the farmhouse. The original 1907 Linville Falls post office, has been converted into a private guest cottage. Detached 2 bay garage with workshop & huge loft space above as well as an enclosed office/studio space. So much heart & hard work has gone into restoring this beauty, you will truly fall in love with this piece of Appalachian history. Ask listing agent for extensive renovation list.


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