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The original home of the late Billy Graham and his wife, the late Ruth, has entered the market for $599,000. Offered for sale for the first time, the charming cottage has a storied history — it was the family’s residence during the time the evangelist became a household name. Located at 198 Mississippi Road, the four-bedroom, two-bath home is being marketed exclusively by Brian Etheridge of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s Asheville office in partnership with Kevin B. Jones, LLC. The listing details can be viewed here.

According to the Grahams’ daughter, Ruth, her parents purchased the home in the late 1940s. “It was selected because it was right across the street from my grandparents,” she said. “I was born during the time my family lived in the house. The Los Angeles Crusades and [my father’s] tour of England happened during those years… it is where it all began.”

The four-bedroom, two-bath cottage has been available as a vacation rental in recent years, allowing guests to experience the Grahams young family life through a collection of original furnishings, books, photos and mementos. With two levels of living, the comfortable and well-maintained home is within walking distance to Montreat Conference Center and close to several picturesque walking trails and streams.


“This cozy cottage presents a unique opportunity to own a piece of history. Showcasing the legacy of Billy Graham, it maintains a historic charm while offering modern comforts.”

Brian Etheridge, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

About Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

Headquartered in Naples, Florida, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty has over 1,400 sales professionals in 40 locations throughout Florida and North Carolina. Premier Sotheby’s International Realty also benefits from an association with the storied Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744. The brokerage is a division of The Lutgert Companies, a prominent member of Southwest Florida’s business community since 1964. For more information, visit premiersothebysrealty.com.


Source: Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

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