The spacious Nissen House was constructed around 1902 by Frank Nissen, owner of Nissen Wagon Works for his son W. Earnest Nissen. Built in the Queen Anne style with Colonial Revival details, the house sits on a prominent corner lot and has been largely unchanged except for the updates to the rear wing made during the 1950’s.
The house still has the original woodwork, floors, five-panel Victorian doors, French doors, four beautiful mantels, wainscoting and chair rail. Most of the original light fixtures are also still intact.
The main level of the house has a large foyer separating two large parlors before leading into the stair hallway. Each parlor features a sizeable front bay window. Off the left parlor is a sunroom with the dining room located to the rear of the parlor. The master bedroom, also featuring a large bay window, and one bath is located behind the right parlor. The rear wing consists of a spacious breakfast room, sizeable kitchen, walk-in pantry, half bath and a sewing room.
The upper level of the house has two bedrooms, a bathroom and a large hallway. Fireplaces are in each of the parlors, the master bedroom and one of the second floor bedrooms.
The house has an inviting, spacious front porch and a screened-in porch across the rear wing (ell). The property includes a two-car garage and two additional outbuildings.
Mature landscaping including maples, magnolias and boxwoods grace the impressive corner lot. The property also features an original gold fish pond.
The Nissen House is ideally located near the North Carolina School of
the Arts and Winston-Salem State. It is just minutes to downtown and
the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Winston-Salem--also known as the City of the Arts--is located in the central part of the State of North Carolina. It is the county seat of Forsyth County and home to many Universities like Winston-Salem State and Wake Forest. Winston-Salem is also home to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Reynolds American Tobacco and BB&T bank. For information please visit www.winstonsalem.com and www.cityofws.org.