Pompano Beach, Florida (PRWEB) June 21, 2016
“James Taylor’s Childhood Home Auction”
James experienced some rocky teen years while at boarding school in Massachusetts, was hospitalized in Boston for depression at age 17, and a serious drug addiction while living in New York City, but recovered after his father took him back home to North Carolina. When Taylor left North Carolina for good to pursue his music career, many of the songs he wrote related to this place he called home, especially “Carolina On My Mind” he wrote in 1968 when he was recording in Europe and was homesick.
Built in 1952 on 24 acres in the heart of Chapel Hill, the property includes the main house, guest house and children’s playhouse. The 3,172-square-foot main house is built on two levels with a mezzanine. The Mid-century modern design takes full advantage of the private meadows and forest views with walls of glass and nature repeated on the interior with wood floors, wood paneling on some walls throughout the house and granite accented fireplace in the mezzanine living room that overlooks the dining room. The main house consists of five bedrooms, five baths, den, large kitchen, a wrap-around balcony, terraces for outdoor entertaining and a two-car carport with built-in storage. The 590-square-foot guest house, where James spent much of his teen years, includes two bedrooms, one bath and large living area and deck.
Formerly listed at $1,537,669, all initial bids will be opened at 3 pm on June 29th. The top three bids will immediately move forward to a second round where the buyer will be determined. AuctionFirst Inc. in Raleigh, North Carolina is managing the sale.