Tours of Linbrook Hall are by appointment only. Please call at least 24 hours in advance to book your tour.
Surrounded by approximately 400 acres in northwestern Randolph County, Linbrook Hall is located on a hill in close proximity to the tracts of land once owned by Mr. Neal’s ancestors. The home is named for Linda Neal and the brook running at the base of the hill upon which the home sits. Linbrook Hall represents Linda and Jerry Neal’s love of classical architecture, a commitment to their personal charities, and their strong connection to the area that has been home to Mr. Neal’s family for nearly 250 years.
Completed in 2004 after 6 years of planning and construction, Linbrook Hall contains over 60 rooms covering approximately 32,000 square feet of livable space. It is among the largest homes in the southeastern United States. Designed in the Classical Revival style, which was popular in the southern United States beginning about 1820, Linbrook Hall contains architectural features found in many 18th and early 19th century homes. The architectural proportions of the house are based on work completed by Andrea Palladio during the Italian Renaissance, and the home was designed to demonstrate the beauty and timelessness of classical architecture. Antiques and furnishings from around the world are displayed throughout the home.
During a guided tour of the house, visitors will have the opportunity to view many of the main living areas in the home, including the formal living and dining rooms, the library, the kitchen, several bedrooms, and the guest sitting room. Visitors can gaze up into the 60-foot rotunda in the center of the house, ascend the double spiral staircase, and learn about the magnificent antiques collected by the Neals over the years.
Multiple nature trails, ranging from less than a mile to several miles, are planned to meander throughout the beautiful wooded grounds surrounding Linbrook Hall. The nature trails will show visitors unique sights found on the acreage of the estate and will take visitors to significant natural landmarks in the area. The trails will be open to visitors for hiking in the near future.
In addition to being open for tours, the home is used throughout the year for various specialty events, such as Mr. Neal’s Marconi Speaks performance, which is hosted at Linbrook Hall. The home is also available for private events, such as weddings and corporate functions.