The Spring Hope Historical Society recently visited a century-old farmhouse, restored by Don and Virgie Liles of Spring Hope.
The project took four years to coplete. The two-story, double-pile, central-hall bungalow with a cross-hip roof is one of only a few existing in Nash County.
The facade is dominated by a deep, 1,000-square-foot wraparound porch, supported by tapered columns, that provides natural light onto the central hall.
Original slate shingles cover the roof of the 5,000-square-foot home. All the original wood floors were restored. There are four tall chimney stacks with corbelled brick, which support eight fireplaces.
The front door is framed by leaded sidelights and a transom.
Over 100 people attended the tour.