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Review of Korner's Folly

Korner's Folly
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 and its unique original furnishings and artwork, cast-plaster details, carved woodwork, and elaborate hand-laid tile.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed October 18, 2013

Very odd yet interesting private home near Winston-Salem. You watch a video and then follow a self-guided wander through the weird angles and rooms of the house. Top floor theater was delightful. Requires little time, but worth the price.

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"self guided tour"
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"decorated for christmas"
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"one of a kind"
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"unique home"
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"old house"
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"interesting house"
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"top floor"
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"low ceilings"
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"third floor"
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"original furnishings"
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"undergoing restoration"
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"decorated beautifully"
in 3 reviews
"tile work"
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"history buff"
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"house tour"
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"worth the climb"
in 2 reviews
"candlelight tour"
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

This former private home is nowhere near finished being renovated, so in most places it is like wandering into an old, abandoned, haunted house, creepy in places. There are so many twists and turns in this house, with narrow stairways and windows opening up into other rooms, a theater in the middle of the house, tiny rooms, huge rooms, uneven floor levels and just plain quirkiness that you wonder how anyone could have lived there. Part of it, I believe, used to be the stable. It is filled with antiques and ostentatious decorating details from the original owner. The most amazing thing about this house, in my view, is that the house and all of its antique furnishings were purchased by a group of preservationists not so long ago for just $25,000. Just a few of the antiques alone would be worth that price. This is not a guided tour, so you wander around on your own and read what this or that room was used for. It costs $10 to go in, but it's certainly an interesting place to see if you like architecture and history.

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Reviewed September 5, 2013

We've been visiting Kernersville for year to visit friends, and finally decided to pop in to this attraction. The introductory video (not required) is a little too childish but serves as a nice introduction to the house. The house itself is very unique and well-preserved overall, with some unfinished areas not detracting too much from it. Definitely read the descriptions in each room to get a better understanding of the house and the lifestyle of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Not sure it would suit very little kids, but our teen enjoyed aspects of it. A nice little gem in the Triad area.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

What a marvelous place. Worth every moment we spent in the home and the $10 they charge for admission (much of which is going toward continued restoration). It's charming, eccentric, and beautiful. The home is still undergoing restoration, but it is a wondrous place. There are beautiful murals on the walls, exceptional finishes throughout the home, and incredible art work all sparked by it's original owner. The home became a national historic site in the 1970's, but still needs additional help to find sufficient donors to really complete the work being done. With that said, it's worth making a special trip to see this terrific landmark! Make sure you watch the 8 minute video before you go in the house. Although it is a bit hokey, you'll understand why once you then enter the house. Even kids will think this place is cool!

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We had visitors from the mid west & we'd told them about our past visit in November of last year to Korner's Folly & they wanted to see it.
The people have made changes to the visitors check in including a video - all very positive changes in less than a year.
$10 admission is very reasonable. Staff friendly & helpful.
The place is so unique it's hard to describe, another great stop.

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