Dr. Long House
- 5,000 square feet
- Lot Size: 1.08 acres / Zoning: Residential/Commercial
Allen Tate, teambalatowhouse.com
Grand residence or grand business location. You choose. The Long House is amazingly constructed with 12 inch thick exterior walls. Original hardwoods, massive moldings and staircase. Impressive foyer flanked by 2 large living rooms, huge formal dining room, wood paneled den, sun room, enclosed rear porch, bedroom, full bath and kitchen all on the main floor. Upstairs features an oversize central hall, sleeping porch, 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Completely floored attic with full staircase up. Basement with room for storage and incredible workshop areas.
Over 1 acre lot includes 3 car and one car garages, classic smoke house and historic laundry building for the old Long Hospital. This is your opportunity to own one of the most classic historic structures in Statesville.
Historical and Architectural Information
The house was built for Dr. and Mrs. Henry Fletcher Long on property adjacent to the hospital founded by Dr. Long. The house was completed in 1914. Because the family’s first home was destroyed by fire, the Longs insisted that this house be “fireproof,” with features including 12-inch solid brick exterior walls, a slate and metal roof, 8-inch thick interior walls that were covered in concrete before plaster was applied.
Also on the property is a 22′ x 34′ three-car garage that was first built as a carriage house. Another 14′ x 28′ building on the site dates from the late 1800s and was used as an ironing house for the hospital laundry. Other buildings on the property include a 12′ x 14′ smokehouse, and an 18′ x 24′ single-car garage.
An expansive courtyard at the back of the home is said to have been paved with the bricks from the foundation of the original family home, which burned.
In 1959, the Longs’ youngest son, Dr. Robert Long, DDS, bought a portion of the property and operated a dental practice there. That 1,500-square-foot building remains. After the death of his mother, Robert Long purchased the residence from the estate and lived there with his family until his passing in October 2004.
The Long House Property is under protective covenants held by Preservation North Carolina. Please contact Dawn Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-832-3652 x221 to request a copy of these covenants.