ABOUT THE RAND-BRYAN HOUSE
THE HISTORIC RAND-BRYAN HOUSE BEGAN AS A 3,000 ACRE FARM – A LAND GRANT FROM THE KING OF ENGLAND IN THE LATE 1700′S TO WILLIAM RAND. THE FARM PASSED THROUGH SIX GENERATIONS OF RANDS, WITH PORTIONS BEING SOLD OVER THE YEARS.
The Greek Revival style home, which was renovated in 2009 as the Rand-Bryan House, was built on the farm in 1871. In 1950, a 180-acre portion of the Rand farm, including the house, was purchased by the parents of Rand-Bryan House owner Martha Bryan Liles. Martha Liles grew up on the farm, which operated as a dairy farm during her childhood.
Many families in Raleigh and surrounding areas have looked forward to their annual holiday trip to the “choose & cut” Christmas Tree Farm on this property.
Martha Liles recalls the house frequently serving as a gathering place as her parents welcomed neighbors and family for special occasions.
This feeling of family, warmth and celebration is what drove Martha Liles to use this historic home and gardens as a place for you to make memories at your next special event.