Savor the ultimate appointments of this regal 10.9-acre private estate, ideal for equestrians or luxury car enthusiasts. The spectacular custom designed French Country residence features a pebble dash exterior with dry stacked Virginia fieldstone accents and copper gutters. Inside, enjoy geothermal HVAC; gourmet kitchen with Dacor stove and Mouser cabinetry; granite and marble counters; surround sound; main level master suite with tray ceiling and spa tub.
This magnificent equestrian property boasts 3 gated entrances, bold creek, stunning pond with waterfall and custom bridge and immaculate landscaping. For equestrians, the property boasts fenced pastures, run-in shed and Morton barn with 2-bedroom apartment for trainers or caretakers. For sports car or antique car enthusiasts, the Morton building includes massive vehicle storage space.
Gated Entrances | This estate boasts three gated entrances, two with stone columns, keypad security and remote entry. The third gate provides separate and private access to the guest apartment. The primary entrance is an attractive tree-lined paved drive leading to a convenient circular driveway with antique cobblestone pavers at the main residence, then continues to the garage.
The Residence | Top of the line finishes and a wealth of amenities are evident throughout this fine estate home. The four-bedroom residence boasts a copper half round guttering system, central vac and automatic propane Generac generator system. All exterior windows and doors are true divided light with clad exterior and wood interior. The residence also features a security system with two key pads, surround sound system on both levels, and complete data wiring systems throughout. The home has been carefully oriented to take full advantage of idyllic countryside views across the private pond to the mountains beyond.
Garage | The handsome 1,000-square-foot attached garage provides three bays for cars and one bay for smaller vehicles such as a motorcycle, golf cart or riding lawnmower. The stunning carriage style garage doors are 2 1/4-inch thick cedar and custom made by Designer Doors. The garage is accented with attractive carriage lighting, flanked by a stone wall and topped with a distinctive cupola and weather vane.
Outdoor Venues | The back of the home provides covered and screened porches plus a patio with antique cobble pavers. A lovely gazebo offers an additional intimate setting. These venues create the perfect spot for a family cook-out, guest entertainment or quiet relaxation amid magical views of your private pond and the towering mountains beyond.
Equestrian Facilities | For discerning equestrians, the property offers two fenced pastures, run-in shed and a handsome Morton multi-purpose building with over 5,000 square feet of space. The barn wing includes 4 stalls, center aisle, wash area, tack room and hayloft. An automatic heated water system runs to all stalls. The no-maintenance pasture fencing is top of the line 440 4-rail system steel fencing in bronzed color and powder coated to match the entrance gates. The estate is located in the immediate vicinity of other equestrian properties and within easy driving distance of riding trails at the Biltmore Estate, Pisgah National Forest and DuPont State Forest.
Guest Apartment | Located in the south wing of the Morton structure, this upscale apartment has its own gated entrance and private access. Ideal for caretakers, trainers or guests, the apartment offers approximately 1,320 square feet with sunny windows, two bedrooms, galley kitchen, large living/dining area, one full bath and one half bath. Other features include nine-foot ceilings, security system, washer and dryer hook ups, and a one-car garage. Outside, the apartment boasts a sunny, south-facing patio area.
Vehicle Storage | For the collector of luxury cars, sports cars or antique cars, this estate provides the ultimate in vehicle and equipment storage. In addition to the 4-bay attached garage at the main residence, you’ll have approximately 2,184 square feet of space inside the Morton utility building. This area features a security system and two 12-foot x 10-foot garage doors as well as a walk-in door. The facility is also ideal for easy storage of your boat, RV, tractor or farm equipment.
The Pond | Shimmering and peaceful, this remarkable private pond serves as the centerpiece of the estate. Large enough for canoeing and stocked with bass and blue gill, the spring-fed pond provides a romantic setting. At one end of the pond is a large and meticulously landscaped recirculating waterfall with large stones and two falls. At the other end is a fountain with lights. Near the center, an enchanting arched bridge crosses the water. The bold creek which feeds the pond also runs along the edge of the property. Electrical runs to the arbor and the waterfall area, allowing for extensive outdoor lighting befitting a fairytale evening.
The Grounds | Breathtaking, private and immaculately landscaped, this gracious estate offers 10.9 acres with year round mountain views. Across the property you’ll encounter small surprises: a lovely trellis bridge crossing a small stream; the delightful garden area with raised beds, fencing and trellis gate; a park bench tucked beside the pond. The grounds include numerous flowering annuals and trees that bloom from early spring until late fall. An extensive irrigation system provides water supplied by either well or creek.