More clothes than closet space? We've got you covered. Sort of.
You can't actually store your favorite jeans inside "The World's Largest Chest of Drawers," located at 508 N. Hamilton Street in High Point, North Carolina—but the unique property for sale (asking price: $235,000) does present a myriad of other possibilities for use. It is, after all, something of a High Point icon and a favorite of road-trippers, who come from far and wide to snap a shot outside the 38-foot tall tribute to the city's history. According to the current owner, "not a day goes by that you don't find at least one person has stopped by to get their picture taken in front of the chest."
The drawers were originally constructed in the 1920s by the High Point Chamber of Commerce as the "Bureau of Information" (get it?) and were meant to officially denote High Point's status as the furniture capital of the world. Indeed, today High Point is home to dozens of furniture retails stores, not to mention the —billed as the world's largest furnishing industry trade show.
The chest was rebuilt in 1950 and again in 1996, when it took on its current look. Now used as an event venue, it features two six-foot tall socks (they're made of Styrofoam with a mesh and stucco covering) hanging from one of the drawers—a nod to the city's hosiery industry.
As the next owner of this quirky landmark, you'll be in good company—down the street at Furnitureland South is the world's largest highboy (it stands 80 feet tall), and 15 minutes away in Thomasville, NC stands the world's largest chair.
For more information, Carol Milligan, Allen Tate Realtors at (336) 906-1540.