This stately brick home was built in 1920 by prominent businessman Charles S. Brewer, builder and owner of the Vance Hotel, a social center and economic boost in early 20th century Henderson.
Designed by noted NC architect Frank B. Simpson, this spacious house reportedly has nine inch thick walls topped by a slate roof. Adorned with Colonial Revival as well as Craftsman elements, the house features boldly proportioned paired brackets, a graceful fanlight over the front door and sidelights, and a slate-covered roof dormer with four over one windows.
The entrance opens into the central hall that flows into the dining room and kitchen wing or into the spacious living room that extends the depth of the house. A Craftsman style fireplace and french doors on either side open onto a screened porch. A butler's pantry and kitchen are located off the dining room. An addition designed by the builder's grandson was built in 1987 to provide a first floor masterbedroom suite and den with entrance to the side yard and carport.
The house has several rooms on the second floor ranging from bedrooms to a small nursery, bath and a sleeping porch. The main stairs continue up to a sizable attic.
A large basement room contains mechanical systems, a half bath, and access to the side yard.
Located on a corner lot in a turn of the century neighborhood, the garden features mature trees, flowering shrubs, bulbs, and a cruciform shaped goldfish pond.
The Brewer House will require updates to mechanical systems, paint and cosmetic updates including kitchen and baths. Roof leaks have been repaired, but some plasterwork and paint will be needed.
Regional Director, Preservation NC Piedmont Regional Office
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