- 2,350 square feet
- Lot Size: 38.624 acres / Zoning: Residential
, Regional Director
Preservation NC, Eastern Office
Branch Grove is a classic “tri-partite” house, a style built for leading planters in the Roanoke River Valley/Virginia–North Carolina border. Branch Grove has been relocated by Preservation North Carolina to its new parcel of over 30 acres at the intersection of NC Hwy 481 and NC Hwy 125.
Halifax County, designated in 1759, is one of the oldest counties in North Carolina with a rich history dating back to the earliest days of European settlement of North America. Over the years, Halifax County has provided North Carolina with more leaders—governors, congressmen, generals—than any other county in the state. Located about 10 miles away is Historic Halifax, a state historic site with 8 beautifully restored historic sites and an archaeological site open to the public. Minutes from I-95, and only a short drive from the NC coast, Enfield offers a variety of recreational pursuits as well as easy access to industrial and corporate centers. For more information about Halifax county or the town of Enfield, visit www.halifaxnc.com and www.enfieldnc.org.
Architectural & Historical Information
Branch Grove was home to the prominent Branch family, notably Alpheus Branch, founder of Branch Bank (BB&T). The three-part design, derived from Palladian ideals, features a pedimented central section with flanking lower wings. It has a characteristic cross-hall plan with a large, formal parlor. High quality, intact Federal-style woodwork remains throughout the house. Three of the original mantels have been secured offsite. The older, smaller house at the rear features Georgian details. Branch Grove is the perfect project for the lover of early architecture.
Branch Grove has been relocated to its new site, and Preservation North Carolina is beginning the exterior structural stabilization. The price of the property is based on the stabilization work being completed. The property will require all new systems (HVAC, plumbing, electrical, septic, well or connection to county water) to be installed, along with an extensive interior rehabilitation to include carpentry, all interior finishes, reinstalling interior woodwork, and new kitchen and baths. The proposed floor plans are an idea of what buyers could do with the interior.