Built in the 1920's for a wealthy tobacco executive, this house was once the site of extremely lavish parties. People would get very drunk and then drive home. One night in 1927, it is said that a car carrying three young women and their driver ran off the Ashe Bridge, crashing onto the train tracks below. The three women and their driver died instantly-the latter being decapitated. It is said that the three women can still be seen on the "Duke's" front porch, waiting for him to answer the door.