I have had a slightly abnormal obsession with the Merrimon-Wynne House ever since I spotted the "for sale" sign in front of it a while ago. If only I had a million or so dollars laying around, this beaut would have been mine! It is easy to see why I love this house. From the dapper black double front doors, ornate trim work around the multitude of porches, to the killer lot on an ideal location. Le sigh. I am so happy that someone else fell in love with this handsome home! Jodi and John Strenkowski purchased the house and fully renovated it to serve as a lovely wedding venue. Raleigh brides, be sure to check this one out on your venue search!
Here is the history on the home from the Merrimon-Wynne House's website: "The Merrimon-Wynne House was built in 1876 as the centerpiece of a park-like setting on N. Wilmington Street for Augustus S. Merrimon, a prominent Raleigh jurist. At the time of his death in 1892, he was Chief Justice of North Carolina’s Supreme Court. In 1899 Lula B. and A.F. Page (of the Wake County Pages) purchased the property from The Merrimon estate. Soon after, her husband died, and Lula married J.S. Wynne, of Raleigh. Twenty years later, in 1919, the Wynnes deeded the house to Peace College, and thereafter it became known as “Wynne Hall.” It served its first stint as a dormitory from then until 1934."