Buck House is a historic home located near the Bald Mountain community of Yancey County, North Carolina. Built around 1904, it is a large two-story, Colonial Revival style frame dwelling. The front facade features an expansive one-story porch supported by turned columnns. Other contributing resources on the property are stonewalls, three domestic outbuildings, which include a springhouse, apple house, wood shed, a store, and and the family cemetery. The property also includes a family cemetery, established in 1938. The property is on National Register of Historic Places.
Buck House Inn on Bald Mountain Creek is a Colonial Revival home
completed in 1904 after two years of construction. It was built as a
residence for David and Pearl Buck, who were in their early
twenties. Mr. Buck owned a timber company and over 4,000 acres.
Non-wormy chestnut trees were cut from their property and milled on
the banks of Bald Mountain Creek. The mill was powered by a
hydro-electric generator which received energy from the ever-flowing
creek. This generator also supplied the Bucks with the first electric
lights in the community. Thirteen fireplaces and wood stoves heated
the home and the wide hallway provided cooling breezes with the doors
opened at either end. The Bucks referred to their home site as
“Dreamdale.” It included several outbuildings and structures
still standing on the property today: the spring house, the old
general store/post office, apple house, chicken shed, multiple
hand-laid stone walls and bridges, and also the Buck Family
Cemetery. The Buck House and its outbuildings are listed on the
National Register of Historic Places.