Online Auction

Friendly Hills - Historic Home on 17± Acres

Online bidding begins October 21st and concludes October 29th at 1 pm E.T.  Selling at or above $975k. Recently Listed at $2.475 M.

Friendly Hills is a 1924 English Tudor style home with 17+ manicured acres enveloped by the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This estate home, registered with NC Historic Preservation, was once owned by the renowned author, Margaret Culkin Banning. The log cabin that helped inspire her writings is still a part of this beautifully unique property.

The moment you enter the foyer, this home will draw you in with its historic flavor of the wood floors, beamed 20' ceilings and rock fireplace with a mantle made by the famous "Tryon Toymakers."  The home features amazing rockwork inside and out, from walkways to columns. Its amenities include a saltwater pool, a 3 bedroom, 2 bath guest house and a large two-level shop that could be converted into another guest quarters. This private knoll-top estate property is situated only 1.5 miles from downtown Tryon.

  • Historic English Tudor Home once owned by renowned author –Margaret Culkin Banning
  • Guest Home, Log Cabin, Shop, Salt Water Pool situated on 17± manicured acres
  • Private knoll-top Estate with gorgeous mountain views
  • One of a kind interior exudes old world style
  • Amazing rock work inside and out
  • Just 1.5 miles to downtown Tryon
  • Nearby Amenities: Tryon International Equestrian Center, Green River Gorge, Biltmore Estate, Lake Lure and more
  • Located just off I-26 between Ashville, and Spartanburg, SC

Auction Information:  Online Bidding begins Monday, October 21st and concludes Tuesday, October 29th at 1 p.m.  ET.   A 10% buyer’s premium will be added to the final bid to determine the total contract price paid by the purchaser.
Registration Requirement: A registration amount of $10,000.00 must be submitted in order to be an approved bidder. Please call 800-476-3939 for details.
Terms of Sale:  The contract is to be signed and returned to Target Auction Company on auction day. This is a cash sale with 10% down due when signing,  the balance due at closing within 30 days. Call 800-476-3939 for details.
Broker Compensation:  Brokers are welcome. Please see the broker compensation form under this property’s documents tab on our website.
Open House: A representative will be available for property tours on October 19, 20, 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. ET. We recommend that you call in advance to schedule a time to view. Please call 800-476-3939 for details.

In association with: Ron Picarri, Bonnie Lingerfelt Broker #187054 / ReMax Advantage Realty License #C8795. 828-859-5454.
Clyde Dewey Jacobs, NCAL #10206. Target Auction & Land Company, Inc., NC Firm # 9899.

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