WALLBURG — Town officials were provided with an update on the ongoing Wall Home project this week at the regular July meeting of Wallburg Town Council.
Marty Marion, who is overseeing structural architecture of the Wall Home, said structural work near the main stairway and hallway have been completed and the more significant undertakings inside the home are finished.
“I am very pleased to find out that all of the structural renovations have been completed,” Marion said. “Most of the items have been ordered, so we should be on schedule. All of the lights to the house, inside and out, have been ordered. All the paint colors have been selected and approved.”
Samples of kitchen cabinets and the terracotta red color which will be featured in the kitchen were available. According to Marion, the house will have granite countertops.
Last year representatives from Winston-Salem-based Metropolis Architecture and Stimmel Associates, a landscape architectural firm, met with members of council to go over the next steps in renovating the Wall Home. Since that time, a walkthrough of the house was made available to the public and upgrades and improvements have continued.
If all goes well, the home could be open for visitors sometime next fall.
“It’s starting to get exciting, because we’re starting to see some of the things,” Councilman Mark Swaim said. “We’re out from under the house doing the things you can’t see, and we’re starting to do some things you can see. It’s an exciting time for people in the community.”
Also during the meeting, council approved the purchase of property at 8411 N.C. Highway 109 North for $200,000 and authorized the mayor to execute the contract. Davidson County GIS lists the parcel as 1.04 acres, with a building value of $113,430 and a land value of $90,600. The plot is partially adjacent to the Wallburg Emporium.
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