This fine home is known as Taroano
A hard word to read, most folks wallow
Named after a stream
Tar River we mean
First say “Tar” and then just add “Ah Know”
5045 US 1-158 Highway, Henderson North Carolina
About 5 miles NE of Downtown Henderson with an easy trip to Kerr Lake.
This handsome Greek Revival Home, built c.1860, is named for both the Tar and Roanoke Rivers.
A comfortable home with approx 25 acres and several superb outbuildings.
Just out back is the original detached kitchen with two well preserved interesting cook rooms. Check out the artwork adorning the smoked mantel. Attached behind the right-side cook room is a modern workshop.
On the opposite side of the main house you'll find a cool one-room guest house from same bygone era. This cute house shows off a beautiful stone fireplace.
Behind a grove of trees stands an astounding large red tobacco pack-house surrounded by associated tobacco barns. Tobacco production stopped long ago, but you can still feel the energy.
Taroano is a remarkable home and property. The main house easily has 4 or 5 bedrooms. If a first floor bedroom is important, the parlor or perhaps the library could easily be used. A full bath on each floor, fantastic wide plank hardwood floors, door graining and plethora of character with much original fabric remaining.
Potential Protective Covenants may be held by Preservation North Carolina. Not decided as of this post.