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Burnside Estate

201 S. Cameron Street, Hillsborough, , 27278 , , Dated Posted: May 12, 2017



Beth Louden

Franklin Street Realty


o: 919-929-7174

m: 919.619.0973

Circa 1834

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Burnside, one of the South’s finest estates, offers 6+ acres, over 7000SF + historic significance in heart of Historic Hillsborough, a Southern Dream Town. Living witness to history since 1800s, charming 1817 Ruffin Law office+elegant yet casual exquisitely updated 1834 main residence+1880s annex+5 Bay modern Carriage House on original footings now a great studio/apt; 5 useful antique outbuildings grace arboretum-like grounds. Very private yet always ready for a party. 1 BLOCK TO ALL DOWNTOWN HAS TO OFFER

Walkability, elegance and history: It is only a 5 min walk to downtown Historical Hillsborough with its restaurants, upscale shops, art galleries, bookstore, coffee shops, gourmet grocery, retail, library and post office, plus a two min walk to a lovely park along the Eno and the new Riverwalk, part of the North Carolina Mountains to the Sea trail. Children can take a 5 min walk to the grammar school through fields and forest paths without crossing a single street. As an historic home with heart pine floors historically refinished in 2015 and 11 fireplaces (1 wood burning, 4 with Victorian gas coal grates), Burnside has been the host of numerous concerts, fundraisers, theatrical events, and parties. With two full kitchens and three dish washers in the main house, as well as two sets of washers and driers, the home is a place for easy and efficient entertaining. The 45000 gal salt water pool and the billiards room with wet bar offer both outdoor and indoor activities, and a third floor gym with a great view of the grounds (and a steam shower) provides a lovely sun-filled place to de-stress. Built by noted agriculturist Paul Carrington Cameron on property given by his father-in-law Thomas Ruffin, first chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court whose 1817 law office is on the front lawn, Burnside was home to the Cameron family until the 1960’s. Only four families have made Burnside their home since then, including a MacArthur winning academic, a Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, and an Emmy and Edgar winning novelist and TV writer. A place for creative energy as well as history and all the luxuries of 21st century living: fitness room, steam shower, two jetted tubs, screening lounge, space for wine cellar (unbuilt), alarm system, Bose speakers throughout first floor in main house.

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