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  • Active | MLS#: 3382633
  • 5Beds
  • 6Baths
  • 4,553Sq Ft

80 Country Club Road Tryon, NC 28782

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Welcome to Friendly Hills, a 1924 English Tudor style home w/ 17+ manicured acres enveloped by the foothills of the blue Ridge mountains. This 4500 SF estate home, registered with the 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 into its one of a kind interior. The historic flavor of the wood floors, beamed 20' ceilings and rock fireplace w/ a mantle made by the famous Tryon Toymakers exudes old world style. The house features some amazing rockwork inside and out, from walkways to columns. Amenities include a saltwater pool, 3BR/2BA guest house and a large 2 level shop that could converted to another guest quarters. This private, knolltop estate property is situated only 1.5 miles from downtown Tryon.

General Features

  • Property Sub Type 2 Story/Basement
  • County Or Parish Polk
  • Year Built 1924

Building Features

  • Architectural Style Old World, Tudor
  • Construction Status Complete
  • Driveway Gravel
  • Equipment Dishwasher,Electric Range/Oven,Microwave,Refrigerator
  • Exterior Construction Hard Stucco, Stone, Wood
  • Fireplace Description Living Room, Master Bedroom, Other
  • Fireplace Y/N Yes
  • Foundation Details Basement
  • Heating Central Air, Oil Steam Heat
  • Flooring Carpet, Wood
  • Interior Features Attic Other
  • Sq Ft Main 1968
  • Sq Ft Total 4,553
  • Sq Ft Unheated Basement 1332
  • Sq Ft Unheated Main 378
  • Sq Ft Unheated Total 1797
  • Sq Ft Unheated Upper 87
  • Sq Ft Upper 2585
  • Water Well
  • Water Heater Electric

Property Features

  • Lot Features Mountain View, Level, Long Range View, Private, Sloping, Trees, Wooded, Year Round View
  • Lot Size Area 17.54
  • Exterior Features Deck, In-Ground Irrigation, Pool-In-Ground, Storage Shed/Outbuilding, Terrace
  • Parking Attached Garage, Driveway, Garage - 3 Car
  • Sewer Septic Tank


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Price & Status History

Days on Market

  • This property has been listed on the market for 240 days
  • Average days-on-market for homes between $2,200,000 - $3,300,000 = 303 (in zip code 28782)


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Community Demographics for Zip Code 28782 (Tryon)

Housing Occupancy
  • Home Owners: 2,010 (55%)
  • Renters: 552 (15%)
  • Vacant: 1,095 (30%)
  • Total Housing Units: 3,657
  • Average Household Size: 2.19
  • Housing Density (People per square mile): 115
Age Range (number of people)
  • Age 0-14: 833
  • Age 15-24: 635
  • Age 25-39: 911
  • Age 40-59: 1,309
  • Age 60-79: 1,385
  • Age 80+: 633
  • Total: 5,706

* All numbers in this section are 2016 projections provided by Geolytics Inc

School Information for 28782 (Tryon)

Public Schools in Zip Code 28782 (Tryon)

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TRYON ELEMENTARY 100 SCHOOL PLACEACE TRYON, NC 28782 Phone: 8288596584 K-5th
Grade Size Distribution
  • Knd: 61
  • 1st: 85
  • 2nd: 75
  • 3rd: 61
  • 4th: 65
  • 5th: 88
School Population
  • Teachers: 32
  • Students per Teacher: 13.6
  • Students: 435
  • Male/Female: 226/209
School District
  • Phone: 8288943051
District Population
  • Schools: 7
  • Full-Time Teachers: 199
  • Students per Teacher: 13.1
  • Staff: 425
  • Students: 2620

* School data provided by US Department of Education

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