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Mountain views and ties to the New York Yankees! Three acres with a guest cabin. $284,900

September 2, 2020

So much interesting history with this mountain house! This home was built in 1912. It is located on three acres in Little Switzerland, North Carolina. The home was built by the founder of Little Switzerland. That is such a beautiful area in the North Carolina mountains. The second owner was Clyde King. He was a pitcher for the dodgers and later a successful manager of the New York Yankees. The little guest cabin on the property was moved to the location, but it was originally used as a residence for workers building the Blue Ridge Parkway. Really curious why this house hasn’t sold yet. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,193 square feet. $284,900

Contact Ginger Gregory with Coldwell Banker King: 919-868-7979

From the Zillow listing:


What do Little Switzerland and the NY Yankees have in common? This house! Built by a founder of Little Switzerland,it was the home of Louisa DeSaussure Duls,the author of The Story of Little Switzerland.The second owner was Clyde King,a major league baseball pitcher for the Dodgers and successful manager of the Yankees. “Echo Cottage” has been a summer home since being built in 1912.It has been updated throughout the years but still retains the original charm. Plenty of room for family and friends,the home once served as a boarding house during the construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Quaint Little Switzerland downtown, the parkway and Grassy Creek Falls are within walking distance! The separate 496 sq ft. cabin,used originally by parkway workers during it’s construction,was later purchased and moved to the property. This house has amazing long distance views! There’s a small creek too! If you love history, baseball and Little Switzerland, this house is waiting for you!


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