$2.7 million historic ‘Huntlyholme’ for sale

The 100-year-old house on Country Club Road is a chance to own a piece of Winston-Salem history.

A slideshow inside the home.

“Huntlyholme” is one of Leonard Ryden Burr’s Luxury Showcases.

Photos courtesy of Leonard Ryden Burr Real Estate

A historic property is for sale in Winston-Salem. “Huntlyholme” is a 100-year-old Georgian Revival-style home that sits on 1.82 acres. The property at 2900 Country Club Rd. is listed for $2.7 million. It’s one that Realtor Mary Gettys Hardwick says is unlike anything else she’s sold.

“I’ve been selling real estate for 30 years and this is probably one of the finest homes I have ever listed.”

The history

Despite its age, the home has only had three owners. Furniture magnate BF Huntley hired architects Charles Barton Keen and William Roy Wallace to design the home. It was complete in 1924. Huntley died a year later but his widow, Josephine, continued to call it home for 22 years.

The Huntley children sold the home to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte in 1948. It served as the Villa Marie Anna Academy until 1953.

Nat and Marguerite Smith bought Huntlyholme in 1976 when Nat became associate dean of the Bowman Gray School of Medicine. They made some modifications to restore the home to its original state. Marguerite continued to live in the home after Nat’s death in 2008.

Aerial photograph of white house with green roof. A circular driveway leads to the front. A carriage house and backyard are also visible.

The backyard is large enough for tennis or pickleball courts, a swimming pool, or garages.

The property

The home is not currently on any type of National Register or list of local historic landmarks. Its original design has been preserved — it still has many of its original moldings, fireplace mantles, doors, and light switches. Hardwick says that’s rare for homes built in the 1920s that are still standing today.

“The house has not been changed. There have been a lot of updates as far as paint and that sort of thing, and of course the floors have been sanded and redone — but as far having the original flooring, everything is pretty spectacular.”

Wooden floors with tan interior. Double doors are beside a staircase. A brass chandelier hangs from the ceiling.

You have multiple ways to make a grand entrance.

Photo courtesy of Leonard Ryden Burr Real Estate

The home’s interior is 7,930 sqft. Other unique features of the property include:

  • Nine bedrooms
  • Five bathrooms + two half bathrooms
  • A solarium
  • A butler’s pantry
  • 10-ft ceilings in the main level living area
  • Heartland gas range, double oven, and wall oven
  • A fully renovated, one-story cottage house
  • 30+ mature trees and shrubs

A designers showcase will take place Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28. The event is free and open to the public from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day.