Nicholas Corbett Hester House – UNDER CONTRACT

  • 9501 NC 86 N
    USA Cedar Grove , NC 27231
    Orange County
  • $898,000
  • 1,513 square feet
  • Lot Size: 18.210 acres / Zoning: Residential

Beth Louden , REALTOR®/Broker
Leland Little


Preservation & panache: an inspiring Orange County Landmark & Preservation NC property!

The c. 1881 Italianate Nicholas Corbett Hester House was saved from dereliction and delightfully restored with solar power and sensibility to the environment. The house sits on 18 acres of original 100-acre farmland in Cedar Grove.

Nicholas Corbett Hester moved with his family from the log cabin (c.1850) his uncle had built into this fine house in 1882. The cabin which still stands only yards away, was used thereafter as the family’s kitchen. The cabin has now been converted into covered outdoor dining and an entertainment area with a wood stove heated hot tub, solar powered koi pond, and a ‘new’ covered back porch.

Head southeast on the property and you’ll find a giant equipment/multi-purpose shed; a guest/rental suite fashionably fashioned from the original tobacco barn, an over the top, light-filled artist studio complete with a main-level kitchen, full bath, state of the art kiln, and loft; and a well-equipped, light-filled workshop. The property also features a Rumford fireplace, 2 outdoor showers, radiant heated floors, and more!

The Nicholas Corbett Hester House is under protective covenants held by Preservation North Carolina. Please contact Dawn Williams at or 919-832-3652 x221 to request a copy of these covenants.

Click here to view more photographs and a video tour of the property.