Old House Love: The William Lee House For Sale in Charlotte

Historic William Lee House For Sale Charlotte NC

When I saw this lovely old house in North Carolina, I had to know more about it. I learned that it’s known as the William Lee House and is one of the oldest designated historic homes in Charlotte, believed to have been built circa 1780.

It has been restored and expanded significantly since then, and is now on the market. Take a look!

The Historic William Lee House in Charlotte, North Carolina

William Lee House Charlotte NC

The front part of the house is original (below):

William Lee House Charlotte NC

The listing says:

A singular piece of 18th-century history, the William Lee House presides prominently over one of SouthPark’s most unique locations. Featuring a total infrastructure restoration and expansion by Simonini, the hand-hewn floors & aged paneling highlight this period restoration which seamlessly transitions into 21st century living spaces.

William Lee House Charlotte NC

There are hand-hewn wood floors throughout the house. The front portion of the house still has the original wood.

William Lee House Charlotte NC

A second staircase was added to the back of the house with dramatic paneled walls:

William Lee House For Sale Charlotte NC

According to the Charlotte Agenda, the house was originally thought to have been built in the 1800s, “but during the most recent renovation, paint samples revealed it actually dates back to circa 1780.”

William Lee House Charlotte NC

The kitchen is a new addition at the back of the house:

William Lee House Charlotte NC

Listing agent Reed Jackson says they focused on modernizing the house while “paying homage” to its long history.

William Lee House Charlotte NC

William Lee House Charlotte NC

The house has 3 stories.

William Lee House Charlotte NC

William Lee House Charlotte NC

The panels on the landing are actually hidden doors:

William Lee House Charlotte NC

The house has 5 bedrooms + 5.5 baths.

William Lee House Charlotte NC

The current owners have collected hundreds of period pieces and light fixtures, some of which remain with the home.

William Lee House Charlotte NC

William Lee House Charlotte NC

It’s a big place with nearly 7,500 square feet.

William Lee House Charlotte NC

The large mud room and laundry room are new additions, as well:

William Lee House Charlotte NC

William Lee House Charlotte NC

The property was one of the first land grants issued by King George II.
It originally included dozens of acres in what is now considered SouthPark.

William Lee House Charlotte NC

The William Lee House sits on a little over 2 acres today.

William Lee House For Sale Charlotte NC Featured

They’re asking $2,997,000 for the William Lee House. For more photos and information, check the listing held by Ivester Jackson and the article in the Charlotte AgendaI love a house that has some history to it! 🙂

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