Hagwood Estate
126 Hagwood Road Zebulon, North Carolina 27597 United States

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The classic covered bridge takes you over a small sparkling lake. To your right in the near distance, a charming mid-lake gazebo -- fully screened and perfect for on-lake solitude or entertaining – rests at the end of its pier. Arriving at the...
Joseph Hodge
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3200 Wake Forest Road Suite 101
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609 United States
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Full Baths
Partial Bath
6,520 Sq Ft.
110 Acres
Single Family Homes
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Franklin County Schools
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Franklin - Bunn
Franklin - Bunn
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About 126 Hagwood Road

The classic covered bridge takes you over a small sparkling lake. To your right in the near distance, a charming mid-lake gazebo -- fully screened and perfect for on-lake solitude or entertaining – rests at the end of its pier. Arriving at the motor court of the manor house and pulling under the spacious porte-cochère, you know you have arrived home, to one of the most impressive estates in the Carolinas. Amenities abound here. Among them are ponds, pastures, and gardens; a 2-story guest house; a handsome stable; multiple garages, an Olympic-size pool, tennis facilities, and much more.

At the center of the estate, a modern masterpiece

Beyond the porte-cochère and welcoming portico, magic awaits. Thepièce de résistanceof this more than 100-acre sanctuary is its over 6,500 sq. ft. manor house. Its stylized elements of Modernism and Mycenaean Revival design at once contrasting and complementing the surrounding landscape.

Entry is to a “grand gallery:’ an awe-inspiring vastness that transcends the definition of the common great room. Here, communal spaces – entry, living, formal dining, culinary -- are defined by their highly polished marble and intricate parquet floors, assemblage of soaring ceilings, substantial columns, and custom fixtures. Walls of glass and judiciously placed clerestory windows bathe the gallery in natural light while integrating interior and exterior.

Notable in this incredible space is the sitting area with its fireplace embedded in a wall of marble, its parquet floor and heavily coffered ceiling, a wet bar and built-in entertainment cabinetry, and French doors to the veranda. The formal dining area rests on a stage of inlaid marble. Over this, a massive dropped-cornice frame sits at ceiling height atop four columns. Its center is open to the coffered canopy high above. Nearby, the culinary center is fit for the most discerning personal chef or caterer. There is an informal breakfast area, and intimate seating nestling a fireplace. French doors open to the large, screened porch.

An entire wing of the home is devoted to the beautiful two-tier theater room featuring plush seating, state-of-the-art sound and projection, and a full bar. Tucked behind the theater is a sizeable fitness studio.

The bedroom wing, a restful haven, yet convenient to the home’s common areas, features a lovely guest suite, an office, a graceful spiral staircase to the second guest suite, and the tasteful primary suite. Rivaling accommodations in the finest resort, this principal retreat emanates spaciousness and light thanks to its cathedral ceiling, clerestory windows, and wall of glass. Its expansive walk-in closet offers abundant fine custom cabinetry, while the luxurious bath hosts a striking marble and glass block shower and sunken Jacuzzi tub. A private veranda overlooks the pool, gardens and beyond.

Combining privilege and practicality

This world-class estate affords a wealth of practical and recreational amenities. The veranda, wrapping around two sides of the primary residence, provides views of the Olympic-size pool, its in-pool gazebo hosting a bar, and on to a pond and verdant pastures. Walking paths lead to the tennis complex where a professional-quality lighted court and air-conditioned cabana await.

Ancillary structures satisfy the needs of car enthusiasts, equestrians, and guests or extended family. Six stalls, a large tack room, bathroom, prep area, and upper-level hay storage comprise the equine facility. The 5-car garage has an office and 300 sq. ft. cedar-lined closet. Additional temperature-controlled garage facilities increase the estate’s vehicle storage capacity to more than 250 vehicles. A 2-story, approximately 2,600 sq. ft. guest house stands on its own private section of the estate.

Limitless luxury. Flawless location.

This very private personal paradise is a mere 20 minutes from downtown Raleigh and less than a half-hour from RDU International Airport. Spectacular!


  • 2 Fireplaces
  • Barn
  • Car Port
  • Carpeted Floors
  • Dishwasher
  • Eat in Kitchen or Dining Room
  • Granite Countertops
  • Guest House
  • Horse Facilities
  • Jet Tub
  • Kitchen Island
  • Patio
  • Pool
  • Porch
  • Refrigerator
  • Screened-in Porch
  • Security System
  • Storage
  • walk-in closet(s)
  • Gardens
  • Hardwood Flooring
  • In-Home Fitness Center
  • Media Room / Home Theater
  • Pond
  • Porte-Cochere
  • Stables
  • Terrace / Outdoor Space
  • Workshop
  • Washer Included
  • Dryer Included
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Marble Flooring
  • Live Water
  • Tub and Shower
  • Wet Bar
  • Garage Door
  • Blinds
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • 1 Fireplace
  • Cathedral Ceilings
  • Ceramic Flooring


Central Air Conditioning
Garage - Detached, 5 + Car Garage
lot description
Exercise Area, Irregular, Water View, Waterfront, City / Town Street, Storage Shed, Out Building, Wood Siding, Water Feature, Enclosed Porch
land usage
Hobby Farm
2 Story, Estate Farm

Property Feature

21-30 Years Old
Fireplace Description
Property Description


Home Office
Tar and Gravel

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