This Victorian-style home, listed at $2.295M, is nearly 150 years old and is named after Hugh Pharr McManaway. You might know the gold statue of him at the Queens and Providence intersection.
“She is a grand old Victorian lady and she loves the families she shelters,” homeowner Dru Quarles said of the house. “She has her own personality.”
History: The home was built in 1874, initially on 406 W. Trade St., for successful Jewish entrepreneurs who immigrated from Prussia, according to historic records. The house was moved to its Queens Road lot in 1916, when the Myers Park neighborhood had become established.
- From the 1890s to 1911, it operated as a boarding house.
- McManaway was born in 1912 and lived in the house for 65 years, Charlotte Magazine wrote back in 2015. The eccentric figure was a Charlotte legend and a self-appointed traffic director.
The exact address is 1700 Queens Road. At 6,219 square feet, it has 4 beds and 3 full and 2 half baths.
Old-school architecture: The Victorian house is known for its symmetrical layout, and well-preserved architectural details. Plastered walls, various decorative wallpaper patterns, oak fireplace surrounds, pocket doors and thick moldings speak to its craftsmanship.
Changes: When the house was moved from Uptown to Myers Park (via horses and wagons) the house went from four stories to two, Charlotte Magazine wrote. The Quarles family moved in in 2003, and by then the house has been completely renovated and was designated as a historic landmark.
Favorite features: Quarles said “sitting on the porch in the evening saying hello to all the neighbors walking Queens Road is magical, and something you will find no where else in Charlotte.” The magic of the McManaway House hasn’t dulled the last 150 years, she added.
Other highlights: Don Duffy kitchen, salt water pool, fine millwork, featured on multiple Charlotte home tours.
Photos by Cal Mitchener, courtesy of HM Properties