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Korner's Folly

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If you love art and architecture...worth a visit

I read about this home via "36 hours in Winston Salem, NC" in the New York Times.  Sounded... read more

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bluejay377
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Havre de Grace, Maryland
Worth the trip to Kernersville

This 6000 square foot brick home was built in 1880 by Jule Gilmer Körner, who had made his fame and... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Korner's Folly is the architectural wonder and home of artist and designer Jule Korner. Built in 1880 in Kernersville, North Carolina, the house originally displayed his interior design portfolio. Visitors can now explore the 22 room house museum...more
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413 S Main St, Kernersville, NC 27284-2737
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Reviewed yesterday

I read about this home via "36 hours in Winston Salem, NC" in the New York Times.  Sounded intriguing so we decided to stop on our way out of Winston Salem.  It's a very short drive from Winston Salem to this historic home in Kernersville. ...More

Thank bluejay377
Reviewed 23 August 2018

This 6000 square foot brick home was built in 1880 by Jule Gilmer Körner, who had made his fame and fortune painting advertisements for Bull Durham tobacco on the sides of buildings, and then later used this house as a showplace and sample case for...More

Thank c5mjb
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The wife of our friends suggested this stop in Kernersville while we were visiting an antique/farmer market. This was way more interesting than could have been expected. This house is a treasure trove of woodworking and inventive use of airflow and space. You have to...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 24 July 2018

I love that most of the place is yet in its unrestored condition. Knowing you are looking at exactly what the owner touched and built himself. So glad they are saving this house from further decay as it is a delight.

Thank BoscoW52
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Lovely home. Decorations were outstanding. I enjoyed this tour and will be back with friend and family.

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

This was listed in our guidebook as the strangest thing to see in NC and I could not agree more. The story and history of this place is amazing and the best house visit in our 2 weeks in NC. Highly recommended for all ages....More

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

A most unique house with lots of local history. Well worth your time. Fun place to see and explore. Right downtown in the historic district and within walking distance of some fun shops!

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Located in downtown old town Kernersville, Korner’s Folly is a must see! And the attention to functional and architectural detail is outstanding. We had a knowledgeable interesting guide who shared so many historical details with us. Allow at least two hours to fully enjoy the...More

Thank Sara G
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We visited korners folly with a group from raleigh. They accommodated our large group really well. There's a lot of history here including the first private theatre in the country. Don't expect it to be all renovated. The renovations are really just beginning! That's part...More

Thank JackieWheel
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

This is such a quirky & fun place Almost like a fun house but with designer history and such lively stories Out of the way but worth seeing Be sure to watch 10 minute video about the designer. So well worth your time Check website...More

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