Historic House Listings

“The House the Five String Banjo Built”, Bascom Lamar Lunsford House. One acre in NC. $225,000

June 2, 2021

This one sure has an interesting history! Looks like a time capsule inside and all of the contents convey. “The House the Five String Banjo Built”. The Bascom Lamar Lunsford house. Also known as the Minstrel of the Appalachians. This house was built in 1938. It is located on 1.56 acres in Leicester, North Carolina. Situated only 20 minutes to Asheville. When the house was constructed he wanted a large living room designed for square dancing and banjo picking. Four bedrooms, one bathroom, and 1,450 square feet. $225,000

Contact Shannon McCarthy with Beverly – Hanks Merrimon

From the Zillow listing:


“The House the Five String Banjo Built”: Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Minstrel of the Appalachians, had this home constructed in 1938. With a large living room designed for square-dancing and banjo-picking, this home was a place where music and folk history were made. The house was remodeled around 1973 and only gently used thereafter, and is a true time capsule just waiting for its vibrant Appalachian spirit to be restored. Turkey creek runs across the back of the well-maintained lot. 20 mins to Asheville, surrounded by farmland. — AS-IS. ALL CONTENTS CONVEY. 2nd Floor has only a wood stove as a heat source so can’t be counted toward heated square footage.


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