Charlotte has around 110 designated historic homes, and one of the oldest has recently hit the market.
The 7,000 square foot Willam Lee House was originally thought to be built in the 1800s, but during the most recent renovation, paint samples revealed it actually dates back to circa 1780. When additions were made in 2008, the owners focused on modernizing the home while paying homage to its history, says Listing Agent Reed Jackson.
When you step in you’ll see hand-hewn floors throughout, including the originals in the front portion of the house, period fixtures and accessories and more.
The address of the listing is 5520 Sharon View Road. At 7,475 square feet, there are five bedrooms and six bathrooms.
The house is on a piece of land that was part of one of the first land grants issued by King George II in Charlotte. The William Lee House is on 2.33 acres now, but the original grant included dozens more acres – in what’s now considered South Park – that have since been subdivided and developed, Jackson says.
In the front portion of the house, you’ll see the original stairway, fireplace and living areas where the hand-hewn flooring has been restored and some of the paneling remains exposed.
The second floor of the front portion of the house includes a formal dining room with one of the home’s four fire places and guest rooms.
The house is three stories total, and a second staircase was added to the back of the house.
A modern kitchen was one of the things added to the back portion of the house during renovations.
The master bedroom and bathroom were also redone.
The master has a fireplace, seating space and multiple walk-in closets. The master bathroom includes a standing shower, a large tub and his- and hers-sinks.
A mud room, hidden storage, two offices and more cozy seating areas have also been added.
The current owners have collected around 500 period pieces and light fixtures to add to the home’s character and stately aesthetic, some of which will remain in the home.