The grand interior of this 5 bedroom, two-story Victorian home has spacious rooms, marble and slate fireplaces, beautiful moldings, heart pine floors, period light fixtures/chandeliers, built-ins, sunroom, 4 covered porches, patio, and fenced backyard on an 0.86 acre landscaped lot. This property is ready for you to move into and apply your personal touches at your own pace.
Built by William Mayo Pippen (1830-1889), this large old mansion, unofficially known locally as “Pippen’s Palace”, sits on an unusually large lot which originally encompassed the entire block. Its elaborate design and similarities to the few other comparable North Carolina houses, especially in Raleigh, strongly suggest that G.S.H. Appleget was the architect and builder. He was one of North Carolina’s leading architects just after the Civil War, having moved to the state in 1869 after a successful career designing buildings in New York, Philadelphia and other large northern cities.
Appleget houses, if they still remain, are often the largest and finest of the Victorian houses in the older, wealthier towns and cities of central and eastern North Carolina.
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