Historic House Listings

Oh my! Mountain house in North Carolina. Circa 1898. Two acres. $965,000

April 26, 2023

Oh my! This would be a dream to own and work on! The Smathers-Gautier-Messer House, Circa 1898. It is located on 2.49 acres in Waynesville, North Carolina. The home features a huge wrap around front porch, hardwood floors, wainscoting, original windows, bay windows, mantels, crown moulding, ceiling medallions and built-ins. The property has a barn and a small cottage. Six bedrooms and three bathrooms. $965,000

Contact Cate Scales with Nest Realty Asheville: [email protected]

From the Zillow listing:


The Smathers-Gautier-Messer House c1898 is known as the best example of high, academic Queen Anne architecture in WNC. Only 3 families have been its stewards, a rare opportunity to own and preserve this treasure! A Victorian masterpiece, it maintains its original character and charm. The frame central mass house has a high hipped roof, multi-storied projecting bays, and 3-story octagonal towers flank the fa├žade. A deep wrap-around porch with wood detailing begs one to sit and take in the views from this hilltop property inside Waynesville city limits. Large wavy glass windows bring in the natural light. Victorian era details: Colonial revival staircase, plaster medallions, fireplaces with Italian tile, wood wainscoting, and embossed brass hardware. En-Suite bedroom on main, 4 gracious bedrooms with shared bath upstairs. A full staircase to the attic & fairytale turrets is potential added sf! Site includes barn, pasture, & small cottage. Showings by appointment with Listing Agent only.



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