• Happi Manor


Grandeur meets modern conveniences, in this unsurpassed, stately, distinctive 1923 Georgian Colonial residence built for Bennet Perry Rose, oil magnate. Rich historic charm and splendor exudes from 262 Gholson Avenue: affectionately referred to as the “Happi Manor of Millionaire’s Row.” Whether entertaining large parties in the expansive luxurious Grand Dining or more intimate affairs in the parlor with a grand piano; the portico, anchored with a solid substantial door, regally welcomes guests into an impressive Grand Entrance with beautiful hardwood floors and captivating staircase. The stunning quiet library for peaceful reading is one of many rooms to behold the original millwork and handsome fireplace mantels found throughout the Happi Manor.

Complimented by breakfast dinning and coffee cafe, the expansive kitchen is up-fitted with modern conveniences. Laundry room and bath provide additional comfort courtesies.

On your way to the second level, behold a wine landing for those quintessential conversations and tastings. Adorned with near 11 foot ceilings, the second floor, unfolds another impressive hallway opening up to four voluminous bedrooms with Jack and Jill bathrooms. Comfortable enough to take your shoes off; relax in the movie, games, and entertainment space with unlimited opportunities for enjoyment.

As dance enthusiast, original owners maintained the third floor for what is rumored to be dances of presidents and patrons stopping off on their way by train. With large planked wood floors, it’s delightful to imagine the sounds of joyous jigs. Currently the expansive space houses, central heating and air mechanicals, storage galore, with room enough still to allow your creativity to run wild.

Enveloped by privacy in the Heart of Henderson, idyllic ambiance of charm and character rarely found in today's world. Not only is the manor itself exquisite, but the two bay Carriage House is an ultimate indulgence. The expansive grounds offer an enchanting environment for a majestic owl family, lush labyrinth, and stunning walkways meandering through gracious grasses toward a number of perfect oasis for morning coffee or evening cocktails. Beautiful pin oaks, magnolias and holly trees create a southern canopy for secret paths that open up to a truly unique cascading waterfall and Japanese koi pond. Absolutely breath taking!

North Carolina has four distinct seasons providing an ever alluring experience, whether summer grilling, fall dining amongst twinkle lights at the courtyard, or snowy winter fireside. With the burst of spring, swing nestled in the english inspired gardens and shower your senses with a bouquet of roses, hydrangeas, peonies, gardenias, azaleas and gaze around at areas suitable for garden parties.

The possibilities are endless for this Historic Gem. Truly a unique and one-of-a-kind exquisite property! Have all your dreams come true! Are you the winner and next owner of the Happi Manor?


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