Historic House Listings

Mountain Lodge built by a dime store magnate. Circa 1925. On 11 acres in North Carolina. $425,000

November 17, 2020

This lodge was built for dime store magnate, Samuel Kress. At the time it was a 700 acre estate called Whittier Estate. This home was built in 1925. It is located on 11.05 acres in Whittier, North Carolina. This home was built using hemlock logs over granite and quartz foundation. There are 40 windows, all with original wavy glass. His store was original called Kress Five and Dime, it’s now called Kress Emporium. Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 3,000 square feet. $425,000

Contact the home owner: 828-538-4011

From the Zillow listing:


I love the historical hand-built craftsmanship and that it is a true one -of-a-kind. A spectacular log home w/epic mountain views.It is an authentic piece of history, c1925. Lots of space. Gorgeous en suite bathroom w/claw foot tub with chandelier above, lg walk in showers, lots of light, fireplace, 2 covered porches 52′ each. Kitchen w/commercial range, early farm sink. Lg bedrooms. Private gated access on 11+ beautiful non-restricted acres. Animals allowed. No HOA. Close to Asheville, airport, Bryson City, and the Great Smoky Mountains Nat’l Park, Appalachian Trail. Historic Kress five & dime, now Kress Emporium (pictured) , still stands on the corner of Patton and Lexington in Asheville. This is a MUST SEE property. You will experience the all encompassing warmth and beauty that is this unique extraordinary 100 yr old piece of history. ***Shown by appointment only by owner. **We do not work through any agents. Again, please contact us directly for an appt. to view this unique property at this number 828-538-4011 Thanks!


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