Historic House Listings

Built in 1780! The Nunnery House, Almost four acres in North Carolina. $249,900

March 18, 2024

Wow! Original details inside this house! Built in the 18th century! I have never seen a fireplace quite that large! The Nunnery House was built in 1780. It is located on 3.76 acres in Newton, North Carolina. It almost looks like the second house was just never finished. Would make a neat venue. The house features double front porches, wide plank hardwood floors, pretty front door, wide baseboards, crown moulding, wainscoting and large fireplaces. Two bedrooms, one bathroom and 2,149 square feet. $249,900

Contact April B. Hewitt with Keller Williams Realty: [email protected]

From the Zillow listing:


My seller refers to this property as “The Nunnery House”. And if these walls could talk, boy what stories they might tell! Louis Nunnery was a famed Ballet student, performer & then instructor. After traveling the world & making a name for himself in the Ballet community, he was heavily recruited by distinguished Hickory residents to come to the area to teach their daughters the art of ballet. At some point he made 3878 Robinson Road, Newton, NC his home. Built in 1780, there has been some improvements, some additions & some renovations along the way! Lots of stories about the roofless structure. Some say if was burned out by a fire decades ago. Some say that Mr. Nunnery started the construction and for whatever reason, did not complete. Either way, it was a beautiful backdrop to a gorgeous engagement dinner where white table clothes and stringed lighting decorated the space! Come see for yourself. Walk the almost 4 acres. Sit on the upper porch and enjoy the view. Pure joy!



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