Councill House

  • 118 3rd Avenue NE
    USA Hickory , NC 28601
    Catawba County
  • $645,000
  • 6,500 square feet
  • Lot Size: 1.02 acres / Zoning: Residential/Commercial

Sarah or Michael Talbert

The historic Councill House, built in 1902 by Judge William B. Councill and his wife Elisabeth, is one of the two finest examples of Queen Anne Victorians still in existence in Hickory, NC. The three-story home has been lovingly restored by only the second family to own it throughout its 117 year history. Because of that, many of the original features (mantels, woodwork, pocket doors and light fixtures) are still in place.

During the renovation, the home was completely rewired, re-plumbed, and in 2015 had a 35-year roof added, along with 20 solar panels on the rear side upper roof (south-facing). The solar panels generate 70%+ of the home’s total electrical consumption.

Featuring approximately 6500 sf of heated/cooled space over 3 floors, the home includes 6 bedrooms, 5 ½ baths, two parlors, two den/office areas, large dining room, expansive kitchen, 7 fireplaces, and wrap-around covered porches. This also includes approximately 800 sf of heated/cooled/pre-wired space that is yet to be finished, depending on buyer’s needs.

The current owners, who have occupied the home for over 20 years, ran a successful Bed & Breakfast for almost 10 years, hosting overnight guests and hundreds of parties and events. The home sits on an acre of land in Center City Hickory, with access from three streets. Recent rezoning allows not only for residential, but office and retail as well.

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