History, White Picket Fence and Views

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Stately home- top of the hill with views.  At the corner of Hillcrest and Hemlock awaits your white picket fenced dream home in Spruce Pine- the Gem of the Mountains in The Heart of the High Country. This historic community and home are all about walkability and connection to downtown shopping, dining, and entertainment. Think family, retirement, vacation- a home of legacy & entertainment.  Beautiful stained glass window welcomes all into your stately 4BD/2BA home with a beautiful defining staircase and open flow feel.  Vintage glass door knobs and cabinetry latches, classic wood study, gabled nooks & wood floors.  Fireplaces in the study & living room, finished basement den, solarium connecting living quarters to the 2 car garage, enjoy your privacy on the back patio flower garden.  Guest house/apartment above garage. 1 min. to downtown, 5 min. to Blue Ridge Parkway, 30 min. to Grandfather Mtn.,Roan Mtn., Lake James & I-40/Marion, 50 min. to Asheville, 2 hrs. from Charlotte.  This home affords you and your family the ability to easily walk to downtown, shopping/dining, supermarket, public parks, pool, river, and the elementary and middle schools.  The area is central to the High Country, centered between Mt. Mitchell, Roan Mtn., and Grandfather Mtn., 7 min. to the Blue Ridge Parkway. 30 min. to Lake James & I-40, or skiing on Sugar Mtn., 50 min. to Asheville, 60 min. to Johnson City, TN, 2 hrs. from Charlotte.

This home was built in the 1940’s, by Dr. Lester Williams and his wife, Helen.  It was built as Spruce Pine’s first hospital/medical clinic. 

Dr. William’s waiting room was what now serves as the den/library, which is at the entry way with the covered porch.  Be sure to take in the views of the mountains as you enter at this door— this is one of the few homes in the community with such a view.   This room is accented in “wormy chestnut,” a much sought after wood which is very hard to come by these days.  The dining room was the “surgical/treating room” and many, now elderly local folks, were actually born in this beautiful room.  This makes for some entertaining story telling while entertaining guests at your dining table. 

The bedrooms upstairs served as patient rooms.  The two closets upstairs in the hallway were the supply rooms and have also served as wonderful play rooms for the children of folks that have lived in the home since. 

The large window in the solarium actually came from what was originally the Burleson General Store in downtown Spruce Pine.  The stained glass in the front door was created to celebrate the friendship of a previous owner with her best friend with lilies and tulips being their favorite flowers. 

The home was always occupied by doctors, until the previous two owners.  So many older folk in this town can recount playing in the yard of this stately home as children over the years.  

Originally called "The Kim Thickets," English Woods is Spruce Pine's first and most premier community.  The oldest home in Mitchell County is the old English Inn, built in the 1700s, and it serves as the anchor for this community.  Construction of new homes in the community began in earnest around 1923 and continued until 1984. There are 60 homes in the community along with a church and a small cemetery.  56 of the homes in the community are owner occupied, and the average age of all the homeowners is 59 years of age.  The average square foot of homes in English Woods is 2,320 square foot.  All the homes in the community take up about 35.04 acres, with .58 acres being the average lot size in the community with a home. 

The Kim Thickets neighborhood grew to surround the Old English Inn, which served as an inn for those traveling through the wild west of North Carolina for nearly 200 years.  The inn was purchased by Isaac English from his wife’s family (Alice Rowe) in the mid-1800s.  The town of Spruce pine grew around the inn and was named for the beautiful three that Mrs. English admired from her window at the inn. 

The inn witnessed the War Between the States, and enemy soldiers once were hidden on the property until they could escape back to the North.

The English Mica Company sprang from the inn and thus the mining industry in this region was born.  The old inn also served as the first school in Spruce Pine.  Mr. English and some of his kinfolk are buried in the community just behind the Day home, which is another historic home built by the owners of the first knitting (textile) mill in Mitchell County. 

History, heritage and tradition await you in this wonderful in-town community.  

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Listed by Peter Franklin of Foxfire Real Estate,LLC

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