Barrington House

"A breathtaking study in the grace and grand elegance of a time gone by!"

Built circa 1914 by R. L. Godwin, the house contains some 6,000 square feet with 4 guest bedrooms and 5 baths. The Estate was originally home to a dairy farm and included barns and livestock. The landscape suffered tremendous damage in 1954 when Hurricane Hazel struck and again when Hurricane Fran hit in 1996. Hundreds of huge hardwood trees were lost. In 2003, Irvin Warren, a local businessman, purchased the property and made major renovations to the house and grounds. Mr. Warren added the colonial columns - not originally a feature of the house - onto the front porch, as well as a wrap around veranda and all of the wainscoting and marble found throughout the home and surrounding the fireplaces. Crystal chandeliers, oriental rugs and lavish period furniture also became a part of the new décor.

There have been major additions outside as well including a copper-roofed gazebo, a wishing well, a fountain and an outside den with its own fireplace. The original brick garage with dirt floor has been transformed into a convivial pub-like serving area and christened the Carriage House Tavern. The space now boasts cobblestone floors and a fireplace. Mr. Warren’s renovations and additions have rendered the Barrington House into an opulent and entrancing setting, suitable for a variety of special functions including weddings, receptions, dinners, reunions, galas and corporate meetings. And of course, the Barrington House offers guests a charming escape into the classic splendor of another era. The House has been home to the Godwin, Stephens, Davis & Warren families. This home may also provide your own Professional Barrington House Event Coordinator and Chef.