John A. McKay House

  • 100 East Divine Street
    USA Dunn , NC 28334
    Harnett County
  • $379,000
  • 4,969 square feet
  • Lot Size: 0.5 acres / Zoning: Residential/Commercial

John & Lynette Mercer
910-292-2559 or 440-263-0512,

The solidly built and spacious John A. McKay House is a Colonial Revival-style house that was constructed in 1910 for John A. McKay, an early Dunn industrialist who is said to have drawn the plans for the house and selected each board himself. The house was built next to his former factory, recognized as being one of the first manufacturing facilities in Harnett County. The imposing full-height portico of Ionic columns overlaps a comfortable one-story porch that extends across the front. The broad entrance opens into a central hall with handsomely detailed stair. Abundant large windows illuminate all the rooms. Throughout the Colonial Revival interior are the substantial and original stained woodwork and classically detailed mantels with mirrored overmantels.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986, the John A. McKay House is a treasure and was patterned after his grandfather’s house.  The two-story “Southern Colonial” house was bought through Preservation NC and then restored by its current owners as a full-service restaurant. Standing on a prominent downtown lot next to the public library, its downtown location and multi-use zoning make this building ideal for nearly any kind of business or residence. Other than some cosmetic restoration on the 2nd floor, the magnificent building is beautifully restored and generating revenue.

Dunn combines a small-town ambience with many conveniences including shopping, restaurants, excellent schools, a variety of churches, and recreational opportunities.  It is located approximately an hour’s drive to the Research Triangle Park (and RDU airport), 30-minutes to Fayetteville, and less than two hours from the coast’s beautiful beaches.

The historic John A. McKay House is under protective covenants held by Preservation North Carolina. Please contact Dawn Williams at or 919-832-3652 x 221 to request a copy of these covenants.