A historic, century-old house in Monroe is on the market, months after the businesswoman who spent a decade lovingly preserving the two-story colonial died.
Gail Younger Marshall, who based Auctions by Marshall in 1981, purchased the house at 903 W. Franklin St. in 2011 and instantly took to its restoration, Realtor Carolyn Tibbetts of Coldwell Banker Realty informed The Charlotte Observer in a latest interview.
Tibbetts is dealing with the $600,000 sale of the house by Marshall’s property.
The house is on the Nationwide Register of Historic Locations, and Marshall opened the house to guests on a neighborhood Tour of Houses, Tibbetts stated.
The house was inbuilt 1919 for C.C. Stokes, secretary-treasurer of Icemorlee Cotton Mills.
The 4,149-square-foot house stands on a half-acre wooded, nook lot and has six bedrooms, 4 full loos and one partial rest room.
Marshall named the house Grand Oaks after the oak bushes on her 0.54 acres. “She liked the oak bushes,” Tibbetts stated.
She added a number of porticoes and chairs in her yard and loved seeing all of the bees and hummingbirds there, in keeping with the true property agent.
Marshall additionally liked antiques and adorned her house with them, Tibbetts stated. Tibetan temple doorways grace the entrances to the lounge, eating room and the office-den, in keeping with its itemizing.
Every room of the house has chandeliers and stained-glass home windows and doorways. Marshall added the 37 inexperienced stained-glass home windows with diamond inserts.
Marshall preserved the unique 9-foot coffered ceilings and hardwood flooring within the house, and the unique claw foot tub.
Different options embrace cork flooring and stable cherry counter tops within the kitchen, and a brilliant solar room that appears out to aspect gardens.
The house additionally has a marble fire; sculptures and artwork; a first-floor major bed room suite; and a big eating room with a bay window.
Rooms usher in daylight and afford views of the gardens and woods exterior.
A two-story carriage-guest home on the property has two bedrooms and two loos, a kitchenette, two separate dwelling areas and a two-car storage.
“The house is as distinctive as the girl who bought it,” Tibbetts stated. “She was an auctioneer, Realtor, artist and profitable enterprise proprietor. She mixed these abilities to convey the house to its present state.”
Marshall created many of the sculptures within the house and sourced interval supplies for trim and different enhancements, in keeping with the agent.
“She put her coronary heart and soul into the house,” Tibbetts stated.
This story was initially printed September 3, 2022 3:50 PM.