WNC Historic Luxury Home in a Charming College Town

  • $850,000
  • Beds: 6
  • Baths: 4
  • Sq Ft: 6292
  • Acres: 2.57

Transformed in a College Town – a WNC Historic Luxury Home

From her conception, there was always grandeur in her plans. Constructed in 1894 by the prominent Buchanan family and always owned by well-known figures of Jackson County, this WNC historic luxury home sits within her private, 2.6-acre domain of meticulously landscaped grounds, yet, only a short walk to cute stores and eclectic restaurants in the charming college town of Sylva.

Street view of 174 Cowan St., a WNC historic luxury home in the college town of Sylva, NC

Since 1894 she has watched the town transform. She has played her part. A focal point of Sylva and always owned by the prominent, her walls have hosted social gatherings, held town meetings, and heard impactful decisions.  

As the town evolved – new businesses, new neighbors, she evolved too. She has aged well allowing only the most careful renovations with strict adherence to historic and architectural guidelines. She is still the stalwart lady maintaining her permanence in this town. She is larger now, with almost 6,300 square feet.

Times are not as serious as when she was young. Now, she hears laughter as grandchildren splash in the deep-blue pool while her owners’ nap on her covered porches lulled to sleep by the floral scent of her gardens. Poolside at this wnc historic luxury home at 174 cowan St., Sylva NC

Inside she is totally and carefully renovated with every luxury amenity you could imagine. Just to name a few: quarter-sawn pine floors, plantation shutters, commercial chef’s kitchen with 10-burner Vulcan range, copper farmer’s sink, and original beadboard ceiling, formal dining room with 16th Century Maria Theresa chandelier, stamped-tin ceiling and Jotel stove, custom designed stained glass throughout, French doors, Russian fireplace, glass-block walls, top-of-the-line Kohler fixtures, including stunning master bath with travertine inlay, heated floor, granite shower with 8 jets and large Kohler soaking tub with ceiling-filler, remote-controlled solar-shades, brick-floored solarium, wine cellar, party-room with raised hot-tub, and French doors opening to the pool, and on and on.

Covered porches look out upon ages-old boxwoods, numerous ornamental flowering trees, dwarf magnolia and cherry trees.

3D floor plan of historic luxury home at 174 Cowan St, Sylva NC


Appraised at $1.5 million. Just 20 minutes to Waynesville and 45 minutes to Asheville, NC.

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Price: $850,000
Address:174 Cowan St.
Zip Code:28779
Year Built:1894
Square Feet:6292
Half Bathrooms:1
Pool:In-Ground-20 x 40, 8' Deep

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