ABOUT


Built in 1850, the historic homestead was established by Adam Ivy using the value of a single piece of gold dust earned from a local gold mine. After almost 40 years raising his family in the home, Adam Ivy sold the house to Dr. James D. Nesbit.

It was then that Dr. Nesbit retired from New York City, renovated the house, and built multiple barns for the estate to operate as a working dairy farm until the late 1950s. After he and his wife died, the house sat vacant for eight years.

As a descendent of Dr. Nesbit, Genie Graham and her husband Terry purchased the 33-acre estate in 1978. After raising their children on the property, their daughters were married in their own backyard.
After the weddings, the Grahams knew their property was unique and offered the home to others who would walk away with the same great memories of their event that they have with their family.

THE GRAHAM FAMILY

The Ivy Place has been a labor of love for owners Terry and Genie Graham. Born and raised on the family dairy farm in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Terry always knew he would farm. He graduated from the University of Reading with a degree in Agriculture in 1976. Genie, a Charlotte native, is happiest in her flower garden. A master gardener, she has studied plants and growing practices and installs gardens to bring the look and feel of The Ivy Place to your home.

In 2020, the couple’s son, Stuart, joined the Ivy Place as business manager after a successful banking career. The Graham’s daughters, seven grandchildren, and extended family all look forward to gathering at The Ivy Place.

LAND CONSERVATION

We are a family-run business committed to preserving the natural beauty of our land and protecting it from development. Our family has partnered with Katawba Valley Land Trust, placing more than 1,000 acres and 3.7 miles of Catawba River frontage in conservation easement.


LAND CONSERVATION

We are a family-run business committed to preserving the natural beauty of our land and protecting it from development. Our family has partnered with Katawba Valley Land Trust, placing more than 1,000 acres and 3.7 miles of Catawba River frontage in conservation easement.


PARTNERSHIPS

We are proud to partner with vendors from whom we have gained significant support from over the years.

BERRIES