The Roanoker - May/June 2015 - (Page 64)
The House on the Hill
The cherished Mill Mountain home offers more than
spectacular views. Rockledge has a rich history now in the
careful, conscientious hands of Drs. Nancy and Kevin Dye.
BY SAMANTHA HOBACK | PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID HUNGATE
AS CHILDREN WE READ ABOUT the "old house in Paris that was covered in vines,"
which served as the setting for countless tales of mischief, whimsy and friendship.
From the outset, the old, vine-covered house is only the tip of the iceberg. The same
can be said of many homes in the Roanoke Valley, but one home in particular ignites
Situated on the side of Mill Mountain high above the city, Rockledge is a local
landmark enrobed in history and elegance. The house was built in 1929 by William
Henritze, an entrepreneur who moved to Roanoke from West Virginia with his mother,
sisters and brother in the early 1900s. "The Magic City," as it was called at the time,
was one of the fastest-growing cities on the East Coast and boasted a prosperous
location - halfway between New York and Atlanta - and a progressive railway system.
"We knew we wanted to respect the
original structure and its integrity.
We also wanted to be sensitive to
the mountainside setting."
- NANCY DYE
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Roanoker - May/June 2015
The Best of Roanoke 2015
Rockledge: The Grand House on the Hill
Fantasy Sports: Diehard Drafters in Every Season
Blue Ridge Parkway Overlooks All in One Book
Tastes of Asia: Visits to 4 Vietnamese Dining Rooms
Letters & Worth a Click
From The Editor
The Dish: Dining Guide
Where Are They Now?
The Roanoker - May/June 2015