When I saw this lovely old house in North Carolina, I had to know more about it. I learned that it’s known as the William Lee House and is one of the oldest designated historic homes in Charlotte, believed to have been built circa 1780.
It has been restored and expanded significantly since then, and is now on the market. Take a look!
The Historic William Lee House in Charlotte, North Carolina
The front part of the house is original (below):
The listing says:
A singular piece of 18th-century history, the William Lee House presides prominently over one of SouthPark’s most unique locations. Featuring a total infrastructure restoration and expansion by Simonini, the hand-hewn floors & aged paneling highlight this period restoration which seamlessly transitions into 21st century living spaces.
There are hand-hewn wood floors throughout the house. The front portion of the house still has the original wood.
A second staircase was added to the back of the house with dramatic paneled walls:
According to the Charlotte Agenda, the house was originally thought to have been built in the 1800s, “but during the most recent renovation, paint samples revealed it actually dates back to circa 1780.”
The kitchen is a new addition at the back of the house:
Listing agent Reed Jackson says they focused on modernizing the house while “paying homage” to its long history.
The house has 3 stories.
The panels on the landing are actually hidden doors:
The house has 5 bedrooms + 5.5 baths.
The current owners have collected hundreds of period pieces and light fixtures, some of which remain with the home.
It’s a big place with nearly 7,500 square feet.
The large mud room and laundry room are new additions, as well:
The property was one of the first land grants issued by King George II.
It originally included dozens of acres in what is now considered SouthPark.
The William Lee House sits on a little over 2 acres today.
They’re asking $2,997,000 for the William Lee House. For more photos and information, check the listing held by Ivester Jackson and the article in the Charlotte Agenda. I love a house that has some history to it! 🙂