The Mitchell Mill C.1900

North Wilkesboro, NC   Offered for sale at $747,500

The Essence of Americana--
The post and beam structure and interior finish has a certain rustic, arts and crafts feel. Almost all of the main floor trim is recycled heart pine from the chutes of the flour process. The floors are random width heart pine with that rich red and amber patina.
A rushing waterfront setting: The 15-ft high masonry dam creates a millpond from the flow of Little Hunting Creek and another branch. A 13-ft overshoot Fitz steel waterwheel has replaced an earlier tub turbine and original crib dam structure now sunken behind the masonry structure.
The vertical rise of the structure, when viewed from the west is quite impressive. Comprised of four floors and built on granite bedrock the mill is nestled in the southeast edge of the Brushy Mountains. The site is a niche setting along side of a hill overlooking a bustling creek.

In 2006, an attached garage and bonus room were added to the east side of the original structure. Currently are 5-bedrooms and 3.5 baths. An additional dressing room on the third floor and the large bonus room over the garage are currently unfinished. In late 2018, a den was added to directly view the waterwheel and waterfall at eye level.
The front of the house faces slightly west of south and with the expanse of windows and solar panels, take advantage of natural energy. A solar/wood central heating and hot water system complement the geothermal heat pump for heating and cooling for approximately 2700 sq. ft. of heated space.
SHOWN BY APPT. ONLY. Owner is a non-active real estate broker and is unaffiliated with any real estate office.
Note: Regarding Tax value VS. Market value, county tax assessors do not place a tax value on the 90-ft long masonry dam, flume, waterwheel, 10kW micro-hydro set, artesian well or the intrinsic historic value of the site.

Property Details
  • Potential Inn
  • 5 Guest Rooms
  • 3 Guest Room Baths
  • Has Owner's Quarters
  • Photo Gallery
Financial Details
  • Offered for sale at $747,500
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