404 Louise Avenue
Virtual Tour: 404louiseave.com
Walking into the magnificent foyer of the 1938 grand Manor House in historic Valdese, North Carolina, (50 miles north of Charlotte and 50 miles east of Asheville) tells you it has much to offer. The main level consists of a large formal living room, elegant dining room, well-planned kitchen, powder room and a second master suite for guests or day-to-day living. On the second floor, there are a total of 6 bedrooms (including a guest suite mid-level) with 4 full bathrooms. All bathrooms still have original tile and fixtures. The third-floor runs the length of the house and is finished with an attic fan, flooring, walk up staircase and a huge amount of storage. The basement level has a large family room with wood-burning fireplace, a billiard room, bar, its own wine cellar/tasting room, workout room with sauna, full bathroom and utility room. Special features include laundry chute, elevator from basement to second and third levels, unique plaster moldings throughout the house. Every key hole has original covers rarely seen today. The grounds are pristine and include specimen trees reminiscent of Olmsted’s plantings as well as two formal English boxwood gardens.
This home was occupied by the original owners until 1999; purchased by 3rd owners in 2005 who undertook the restoration process that has returned this house to an Elegant English-style Georgian Manor.
Valdese is located in the foothills of North Carolina’s Appalachian Mountains. The town began as the largest Waldensian colony in the world outside of Italy. Valdese, NC was officially incorporated as a town on February 17, 1920. The story of the Waldensians is vividly told in the town’s outdoor drama, “From This Day Forward” presented by Old Colony Players each summer. Valdese is also known for where the Sunbeam Bread Company began, as well as being a part of the huge NC textile industry.
This stately home is deeply entrenched in the Valdese history through its original owners and location in the town. Many opportunities await the house. With little imagination, it could become a destination for bed and breakfast, weddings, business events or even a luxurious spa. More importantly it could be a single family home where children can run freely within its 4.5 acre fenced grounds. The home is in immaculate condition and is move- in ready.