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Welcome to "Friendly Hills", a 1924 English Tudor style home w/ 17+ manicured acres enveloped by the foothills of the blue Ridge mountains. This 4500 SF estate home, registered with the NC Historic Preservation, was once owned by the renowned author, Margaret Culkin Banning. The log cabin that helped inspire her writings is still a part of this beautifully unique property. The moment you enter the foyer, this home will draw you into its one of a kind interior. The historic flavor of the wood floors, beamed 20' ceilings and rock fireplace w/ a mantle made by the famous "Tryon Toymakers" exudes old world style. The house features some amazing rockwork inside and out, from walkways to columns. Amenities include a saltwater pool, 3BR/2BA guest house and a large 2 level shop that could converted to another guest quarters. This private, knolltop estate property is situated only 1.5 miles from downtown Tryon.