The stately home on West Elk Street 503 in Siler City is beautiful enough to sell for its own benefits, without knowing it is the town’s most famous home.
The 9,000-square-foot, three-story brick house with stone accents is best known as Francis Babier’s former home, best known as Aunt Bee at the Andy Griffith Show.
Bavier bought a house in 1972 and lived there until his death in 1989 at the age of 86.
The house is currently for sale for $ 425,000. (According to, the price was reduced by $ 125,000 in early March. Real Estate Listing Site Zillow.com.. ) I already have a contract, but the realtor is accepting a backup offer.
The updated kitchen has enough counter space to make a double batch of kerosene pickles, and the spacious dining room is big enough to hold Bernie and Helen. And The preacher went to lunch on Sunday. The Darling family has plenty of space to prepare for a small show in a wooden panel den.
Mount Airy News Wrote an extensive article about the house When it was put up for sale by owners Larry and Vicky Russell in 2009. According to Chatham County tax records, the house is owned by Larry and Viola Russell.
According to an article in Mount Airy News, the house was custom-built in 1951 by a local doctor whose wife was a gardener.
Russell told the newspaper that each room in the house had two entrances that allowed people to walk the entire house without turning around. The ground floor features 11-foot ceilings, crystal chandeliers, hardwood floors, and ornate woodwork. The house has an attic and a basement.
When she died, an Associated Press obituary stated that Baby’s cat used the shower room downstairs as a toilet, Russells told The News & Observer in 2019 There was never a sign that it really happened.
The house has been a big attraction for Andy Griffith show fans for years.They drive by the house before visiting Babier’s tomb at the nearby Oakwood Cemetery In Siler City.
Babya was known throughout the city as a little hideaway who lives alone with a cat. But when she died, she left a $ 100,000 trust fund in the Siler City Police Department. The principal is kept at that amount, News & Observer previously reported, And interest is divided among about 20 staff members around December 15th each year.
Bayvier also left a significant portion of her property on UNC-TV.
Beautifully restored house
Above photo Zillow site It shows that the house has been beautifully restored and maintained, while retaining the retro charm of the tiled bathrooms of the 1950s.
From the official online list:
“This is your chance to own part of NC’s history. The former home of Andy Griffith’s” Aunt Bee “! This beautiful mansion has a stately entrance, 11-foot ceiling, hardwood floor throughout, three fireplaces, a large main-level primary bedroom, a large living room and kitchen, spacious dining, and cozy books. We are proud of our rooms, offices and solariums. 4 bedrooms on the 2nd floor with Jack’n’Jill bathroom. The basement has two garages, a wood stove, a shower, a huge game / recreation room with a washbasin, a “safe room / vault”, and ample storage space. This is a must see. There are too many features to list! “
The Realty One Group’s list by Angela Bailey states that a bank letter is required for stakeholders to view.