Spider Villa

Contributors:
Stephen J. Twine, attributed builder
Dates:

Early 20th century

Location:
Nags Head, Dare County
Street Address:

Virginia Dare Trail

Status:

Standing

Type:

Residential

Images Published In:

Susan Byrum Rountree, Nags Headers, 2001

Note:

The 1-1/2-story gable roof cottage has a north rear ell. The fa├žade is weatherboarded beneath the porch. It is said to be the house described by Outlaw as built for W. Griffin in 1859, but recent owners doubt such an early date. It was sold to Mrs. Duncan Winston and later owned by her daughter, Mrs. Wales. Mrs. Wales moved it from its site one lot north. In 1937 Mrs. Frederick Drane bought the house from Mrs. Wales and had it expanded by Mr. Twine. Sources: Silver, Drane interviews.