Historic House Listings

OMG! I want this! Wray Villa, Circa 1890. On 3 1/2 acres in the NC mountains. $525,000

January 14, 2023

OMG! I want this house! Originally built to house railroad workers and animals during the railway expansion. I really want that little sink in one of the rooms! The Wray Family Villa was built in 1890. It is located on 3.5 acres in Burnsville, North Carolina. That is a nice area in the North Carolina mountains, but that sure is a hefty price tag. The Wray Villa features a large wrap around front porch, original hardwood floors, wainscoting, bead board ceilings, original mantels, solid wood doors and a claw foot tub. I sure hope the person that buys this doesn’t paint that woodwork! What a treasure the Wray Villa is! Ten bedrooms, two bathrooms and 3,876 square feet. $525,000

Contact LeAnn Kiddell with Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Burnsville: 828-536-8773

From the Zillow listing:


**RARE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A PIECE OF YANCEY CO. HISTORY** Gorgeous 10 bed, 2 bath home seeks restoration lover to bring this beauty back to life. The Wray Villa Farm was built in 1890 to house railroad workers and animals during the railway expansion and is full of its original charm to this day: Original wood flooring, wood tongue and groove walls and ceilings, original windows and doors, tiger maple bannister with original wood staircase, wrap around porch, 10 fireplaces with original mantels, and so much more – you must see this beauty to understand its significance and history in Yancey County. Sitting on 3.5 acres with creek frontage the possibilities are endless, but the history and charm are sure to bring great value when fully restored.



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